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National Drama is 30!
We are THIRTY years old as a subject association and are now a charity so we will be celebrating in all sorts of ways including bursaries, opportunities for members to travel and ways to celebrate our work in schools today. We have so much more positive news around the corner and easy ways you can help champion Drama in British education and society as valuable, important and an entitlement. It’s time to grow, and to find exciting ways for you, our members, to participate, get excited, contribute, celebrate and find ways to join in with our vital work. Take a look at our offers below.
Are you setting up or running an inspirational Drama project linking your school, theatre or alternative setting and the community?
Could one of ND’s new £300 bursaries help you?
As part of our relaunch as a charity and as part of our 30-year birthday celebrations we are offering THREE £300 bursaries. Are YOU the right recipient?
• Is your Drama project exciting, well planned and creative?
• Are you improving communication and connections through Drama in a specific community?
• Does your project enable excellent social and artistic outcomes?
• Will your project have a lasting impact beyond the participants?
You might be a practising teacher with an interest in arts and community practice, a new teacher or trainee, an MA or PhD student, an ambitious undergraduate, a middle leader in the arts, an international drama practitioner, a lecturer, professor or facilitator. For example, your project might:
• Enable families to explore their stories together through drama or an immersive arts experience
• Give KS4 learners the opportunity to work with the elderly on a drama project
• Fund a verbatim workshop training your learners to collect relevant stories for a TIE piece or exam performance
• Use drama to improve community relationships through a bi-lingual devising / playwriting project
• Enable inspirational collaboration between two institutions through drama e.g. a 6th form college and a university, a business and a drama club, a special school and a primary
• Successfully lead a multi-generational play-in-a-day with the aim of developing a community theatre company
How to Apply
Submit a 1-2 page (A4) proposal of why and how this bursary will help and support your professional development and tell us about yourself, your creative ambitions and your work. Send this to ND Chair at email@example.com by 31st October 2020.
• You need to be a member of ND
• The successful recipient will be required to write a balanced, articulate 3 – 4 page article with photographs sharing your experience with members through our magazine/ website – see your name in print!
• A reasonable live presence while you are there through twitter and social media
• A live presentation at our birthday celebration in November (15th – 17th weekend: location TBC) of 20 – 40 minutes
• Bursary paid on completion of event and submission of receipts
The Celebrate Drama! Award
Could one of ND’s new Celebrate Drama! Awards have your name on it?
As part of our relaunch as a charity and as part of our 30-year birthday celebrations we are offering 30 Celebrate Drama! Awards. Are YOU the right recipient? We’ll send you a lovely certificate celebrating your work, a letter to your boss and give you a 10% discount to the ND 30th Birthday Conference.
• Tell us about something you as a ND member are justifiably proud of!
You might be a practising teacher, a new teacher or trainee, a theatre educator, working in prisons or alternative settings, an MA or PhD student, an undergraduate, a middle leader in the arts, an international drama practitioner, a lecturer, professor or facilitator. For example, your reason for celebration might be:
• A great anecdote about how your work in drama made a difference
• A letter from your SLT link or boss about what great work you’ve done
• Audience comments about why your work matters
• 10 reasons why you love your work
• A day or moment that resonates with you
• A fabulous way you transformed your practice
How to Apply
Submit a 1-2 page (A4) account of what you want to celebrate. Send this to ND Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st October 2020.
• You need to be a member of ND
• The successful recipient will be invited to write a short 200 – 300 word article with photographs sharing your experience with members through our magazine and website – see your name in print!
Your Students as Authors
HAVE YOU GOT DRAMA STUDENTS WHO WOULD ENJOY SEEING THEIR WORK IN PRINT? Get involved in our new Celebrate Young Drama campaign!
We want to get student voices into our magazine and website. Please contact us at publications@nationaldrama.
• what they love, find terrifying, loathe, struggle with and really enjoy in Drama
• their best and worst Drama moments to date
• their ‘blue sky’ acting moment – what is their best play, role, cast and director/designer and stage?
• best experience of Live Theatre
Sound good? Do send drafts to publications@nationaldrama.
Deadline: 30th April 2020 for the July 2020 edition of Drama.
Deadline: 31st October 2020 for the January 2020 edition of Drama.