Education & Participation
Whether you’d like us to visit your school, organization or take a class with us you are in the right place! Our department leads all of the educational activities and all of the opportunities to get involved here at the theatre.
For us, the word ‘participation’ signifies how our artistic work extends out into the many communities which intersect at YPT and then returns to inform and nurture the work we do here.
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|Community Volunteerism||Workshops & Professional
Young People's Theatre's Community Consultation and Engagement Project:
Click here for link to Summary of Key Findings for the YPT/LESLIEVILLE PRC PARTNERSHIP
This summary outlines the key findings of the research that came out of our partnership with the Leslieville Parent Resource Centre this year and provides greater insight into the benefits and challenges of an initiative such as this, as well as recommendations for future research and next steps for further programming. We are thrilled to share what we have learned through this partnership and we hope that this research will inform current practice and will serve as a starting point for future inquiry.
Young People's Theatre's Community Consultation and Engagement Project was made possible with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Cultural Strategic Initiative Fund (CSIF). This project was designed to:
- Gain a better understanding of the various developmental stages of different age groups with a particular focus on early childhood development up to age six.
- Consult with communities on the development of new age-specific programming.
- Have artist-educators provide workshops to new communities introducing them to the positive impact that theatre and the arts can have on the social, emotional, and intellectual development of youth.
- Consult with new communities to gain a better understanding of how our activities and programming can/do address their needs
- Expand awareness of and reduce barriers to our arts education and arts programming to communities that would not normally be aware of or be able to participate in those activities.
- Introducing new and diverse audiences to our facility, programming and activities through this meaningful engagement.