A resource for anyone seeking information and guidance on mentoring in a youth arts setting.
Whether you are a potential mentor or mentee, a youth theatre or other arts organisation looking to develop mentorships for young artists, or a young artist seeking guidance on how to learn and develop through mentorship, this resource is packed with practical step-by-step advice, tips, templates and examples of best practice.
The resource introduces a number of different models for mentorships and is illustrated with case studies from Scotland and Ireland including from the Tenderfoot programme, Dublin; Toonspeak Young People's Theatre and Ryan Youth Theatre, Glasgow and Stranraer; County Limerick Youth Theatre; Edinburgh International Festival and Castlebrae Community High School; Kildare Youth Theatre and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland.
The Youth Arts Mentoring Toolkit can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here.
The Youth Arts Mentoring Toolkit was funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme. It was developed under Creative Commons, a two-year European partnership project carried out by Youth Theatre Ireland and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS), between 2016 and 2018. The project supported Youth Theatre Ireland and YTAS to exchange knowledge and skills, facilitate a residential youth exchange in Dublin, and develop new resources and expertise, including this Mentorship Resource.