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?

“The National Youth Arts Trust is filling a vital gap in arts education funding by working to ensure that the performing arts do not become a luxury only for children whose parents can afford it. When we look at our young artists, we should ask how much talent they have, not how much money.” Adrian Lester OBE - Actor and NYAT Patron

Adrian Lester 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

We are hiring!

We are looking for an experienced youth theatre leader to join our team and help run our new youth theatre company in Port Talbot each Tuesday after school at Ysgol Bae Baglan.

Read the story Posted on 6 May 2022

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

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