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NURTURING FUTURE TALENT

Our bursaries, youth theatres and mentorships help talented students from the UK’s most 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

"My training has been the greatest gift"

Francesca is a dynamic performer who, as well as working as a professional actor, wants to promote diversity and inclusivity in the industry. Thanks to her NYAT bursary she is able to continue her three year training programme at Guildhall.

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“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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News

Impact Report 2024

The National Youth Arts Trust has had a great positive impact on many, many young people. Our latest report, on our 10th anniversary, shows what has been made possible by the generosity of all our funders and supporters.

Read the story Posted on 27 May 2024

Help Us Build Our Strategy 2024-25

Read the story Posted on 7 Feb 2024

We are hiring!

National Youth Arts Trust and Youth Action Alliance are looking for a singing tutor to join our team and help run Vocalized this autumn in North Kensington.

Read the story Posted on 28 Sep 2023

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