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NURTURING FUTURE TALENT

Our bursaries and drama projects help talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds train in dance, music and drama.

The performing arts should represent their audience and be created by all of society, not just by the few. The National Youth Arts Trust exists to do something about inequality in the performing arts industry and to ensure a career in the Arts is accessible to all.

We are financed by your generous donations. Could you chip in now, or something each month, to give young people vital access to music, arts and drama?

“If I were 18 today I doubt whether I would be able to afford to go to drama school. The National Youth Arts Trust has been started so that everyone, whatever their background or financial status, can have the chance for an education in the arts. Being skint shouldn't be a barrier to going to drama school for those talented enough to be accepted.” Ewan McGregor OBE - Actor and NYAT Patron

Ewan McGregor OBE

Actor and NYAT Patron

Stories

“It has changed my life”

We asked some of our drama school students, supported by NYAT, what a typical day at drama school is like – and particularly what student life is like during a pandemic!

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“I cannot imagine a life without music”

Mia’s story: how our music bursary helped keep her playing

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“Music is everything”

As part of a series of blogs and interviews about young musicians that NYAT supports alongside partner ABRSM, we asked Shania, a talented oboist about what music means to her

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News

Our advent calendar

Open a door to be encouraged each day by a quote from a young person whose life has been changed for the better!

Read the story Posted on 30 Nov 2021

We are hiring!

We are seeking a part time administration assistant to help support the day-to-day operations of our small and successful charity.

Read the story Posted on 11 Nov 2021

Thank you Digital Theatre

The brilliant team at Digital Theatre + set out on a walking challenge to raise vital funds for the arts, including NYAT!

Read the story Posted on 21 Oct 2021

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