The two organisations will work together to develop programmes which empower local communities and address social issues in a new partnership.
Date: 10 May 2022
London Metropolitan University and the National Youth Theatre (NYT) are set to form a new partnership, which aims to make the arts more accessible to communities of young people from London and beyond.
The two organisations will work together to develop programmes which empower local communities and address social issues, particularly the disenfranchisement of marginalised people.
London Met's academics will collaborate with the NYT to deliver research that enables the 65-year-old arts organisation to better evaluate its programme impacts, to extend its work and to maximise its charitable impact for young people.
In addition, London Met students will have the opportunity to volunteer and undertake work experience with the NYT.
Paul Roseby OBE, CEO and Artistic Director at the NYT said, "You can't be national without being local and we're pleased to be working with London Metropolitan University to develop our targeted programmes that reach out to young people in our community who need us the most.
"Young people are amongst those who have been hardest hit by the impact of the pandemic and supporting their wellbeing through inclusive spaces where they can learn and be creative is a priority for both of our organisations."
Sophie Cloutterbuck, Director of London Engagement at London Met said, "We're delighted to be joining in partnership with the NYT to bring new creative possibilities to young Londoners and our wider community.
"Both the NYT and London Met have long histories of expanding the horizons of young people, and are steadfast in our commitment to ensuring the arts are accessible to people from all backgrounds. This partnership will enable, challenge and lead the next generation of theatrical talent to progress and develop truly diverse work."