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.

From 8-15 June 2021 we are match funding all donations up to £3,000 for our joint music project Vocalize with the Youth Action Alliance, thanks to the Childhood Trust and Champions for Children. Double your donation and have twice the impact today!

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“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

NYAT Listening Project: Obed & Hassan

Let’s talk about mental health

Read the story Posted on 4 Feb 2021

Multi-Minute Masterclasses

Our youth theatre leaders in Hull, Matt and Matty, share their top drama tips for aspiring theatre makers

Read the story Posted on 4 Feb 2021

Black Lives Matter

The National Youth Arts Trust stands in solidarity with those challenging the discrimination and murder of Black people. Racism pervades all areas of society and…

Read the story Posted on 16 Jul 2020

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