The award winning Young Promoters Scheme works with
groups of children and young people taking them through
the process of becoming the promoters for an event in their
You can download an information leaflet here
"The whole scheme was very straightforward. Everything was
clearly explained. The support we had from the Arts Council staff
team was superb ...The young people were extremely proud of what
they had achieved. They have grown in skill and confidence and
can't wait to do it again" Sharon Campbell Colwyn Bay
The Night Out Young Promoters Scheme is an ideal way of giving
practical skills to children and young people and improving the
relationship between young people and their schools and their local
Operating since 2005, the scheme has worked with hundreds of
children and young people aged between 7 and 18 throughout Wales,
giving them the unique experience of organising and enjoying a
performing arts event in their local hall.
Projects involve a facilitator, working alongside a teacher or
youth leader to enable a group of young people to experience the
"behind the scenes" work that goes into organising an event.
Though a series of workshop sessions groups are taken through
aspects of Box Office, Front of House, Stage Management and
Marketing / publicity and Sponsorship. The Young Promoters
get to make all the decisions - and do all the work!
Groups are able to have fun as part of a creative learning
process and to develop personal, social and work related
When run in schools, the scheme can be utilised to deliver
specific elements of the national curriculum since it
includes aspects of literacy, ICT, mathematics, numeracy, art and
design and event management.
"Immense gratitude for this experience, a great experience
not only for the young people involved but for the wider community.
The audience appreciated the event a great deal." Judith Humphreys
Cofis Bach Caernarfon.
Young people are given a chance to be responsible,
reliable, creative and trusted and to work within a team,
making their individual contribution at a level with
which they feel comfortable.
The scheme also helps develop audiences by inviting
local communities to attend performances. The
groups promote the show and encourage their families,
friends and neighbours to attend, giving them the opportunity
to be involved in the project and experience something new and
Promoter groups based in schools help to enhance the pivotal
role of the school within the community, engendering a community
spirit amongst pupils and parents. The Scheme also
provides access to high quality live arts for communities,
which is particularly pertinent in rural areas and areas of social
deprivation where facilities may be scarce.
Opportunities can arise for connections with local theatres or
attractions which may be able to provide backstage tours and
opportunities to see other performances.
Schemes have successfully developed partnerships between groups
within a community- often linking local police, schools,
businesses, development agencies, housing associations and
Funding: Night Out is looking for partners and funding to
provide the scheme on a more formal basis across wider areas of
What we need from potential promoter groups
A committed and dedicated group ranging from 5 - 30 members.
At least one group leader to be the key link person
between the Night Out facilitator and the group.
A venue space where the group would like the performance to be
Project partners don't need to have had any previous
experience of putting on an event. The scheme empowers promoter
groups to take responsibility for promoting professional theatre
chosen to suit their potential audience.
"This scheme is excellent as it gives young people and other
community groups the opportunity to volunteer on projects which
benefit not only themselves but their communities". Julie Thomas
Saltney Youth Centre
If you would like to know more about the Young Promoters Scheme
please contact Peter Gregory or Hilary Farr on 02920
441340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org