University Women in the Arts – new scheme launched by MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London

MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, the Women of the Future Programme and Writers at Work Productions announce new scheme for female students studying the arts

The new MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, the Women of the Future Programme and Writers at Work Productions, supported by Tonic Theatre, are launching a new competition for female students studying the arts at Universities across the UK.

University Women in the Arts will be a one off scheme to help mentor female students studying the arts at University level on making the transition into working in and leading the way in the arts.

10 female students studying the arts at University level will be selected for the scheme to be mentored over the course of a year by 12 women who are leading the way in the arts in the UK.

Mentors include Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of the English National Ballet, Amanda Foreman, writer, academic and presenter including of the recent series The Ascent of Women, Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin Books and a board member of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and Tanya Seghatchian, film producer of films including the Harry Pottery series and My Summer of Love.

The competition will launch at a launch event on March 4th at 7pm at Central Saint Martins.

Following the launch event, female students studying arts subjects at Universities across the UK can apply to be part of the scheme, with full details to be announced at the launch and available on a website after the launch.

The scheme is being launched to address why more female students study arts subjects at University level but less make the transition to working in and leading the way in the arts, for example recent statistics revealed that only 30% of artists represented by galleries in London are female and only 31% of professional playwrights are female[1], yet at University of the Arts London, Europe’s largest University specializing in the arts, over 70% of students are female. The statistics present a similar picture nationwide.

Launch date:  4 March 2016 

Free tickets to the launch event, which takes place at Central Saint Martins on March 4th 2016 at 7pm, will be allocated on a first come first served basis and can be booked at www.platform-theatre.com

  • Editors Note for LPB: We’ll be sure to keep you updated with all the details after the launch date*

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