Be Flown to Melbourne for Totipotent


We have been offered an opportunity thanks to YPAA (Young People and the Arts Australia) to nominate one of our members an opportunity to attend the following event, all expenses paid – members who would like to apply to be nominated must email us by 9am Monday August 22nd and be totally free to travel on Friday September 2nd through Sunday September 4th. You will find details of what to include in your email at the bottom of this post.

Totipotent_2The Youth Development and Support Program: Australian Office for Youth has provided YPAA the opportunity to send a WAYTCo member as one of 30 young people from across Australia to Melbourne to attend Totipotent.

You will have the opportunity to contribute and share their ideas and ambitions for change and development of the theatre sector at this National Theatre Summit for Young and Emerging Artists.  Presented by St Martins Catapult program, the summit called Totipotent, will offer a platform for provocative discussions into the future of the theatre ecology in this country. The outcomes from this your conversations at this summit will be taken to the Australian Theatre Forum in Brisbane later in September.
The summit runs for the 2nd – 3rd of September, located at St Martins Youth Arts Centre, South Yarra, Victoria.  Travelling:  Arrive Fri 2nd and depart Sunday 4th (and according to flights available).

How will the YPAA support you to attend the summit?

As one of 30 young people chosen from across Australia to attend the summit, YPAA will provide you with the following:

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Support while you are attending the summit

totipotentSomething is coming, it’ s changing, breaking, dripping, splitting and dividing, sliding, joining and grafting, forming something new…
St Martins Catapult program presents
TOTIPOTENT: A National Theatre Summit for Young and Emerging Artists
Young and Emerging theatre makers are invited to join a provocative exploration into the future of the theatre ecology in this country. Participants will have their say on the current environment of youth theatre in Australia and articulate ambitious possibilities for change and development. The outcomes from this summit will be taken to the Australian Theatre Forum in Brisbane later in September.
The Summit will engage with industry professionals about possibilities, ideas and their practices. We are proud to announce that Matthew Lutton, the Associate Director of the Malthouse Theatre, will join us as the Key Note speaker of the event.
TOTIPOTENT will offer contributors the opportunity to see new and exciting work by young and emerging theatre makers and those attending the summit are encouraged to perform and share ideas about their own work.
The Summit will involve a dialogue with a wide range of theatre practitioners from around the country and invites anyone interested to come along, experience and engage in this exciting discussion.
The Catapult Program has been supported by the Australia Council’s Cultural Leadership fund.
Dates: 2nd (evening) and 3rd September
Venue: St Martins Youth Arts Centre, 44 St Martins Lane, South Yarra, 3141
For more information contact: info@stmartinsyouth.com.au or visit
www.stmartinsyouth.com.au
Follow the summit on twitter @totipotent2011 or facebook.com/totipotent2011

We seek current WAYTCo members 18-24 years old who have knowledge of the company, experience of participating in our activities, and feel they can represent us and contribute to this event.

To apply to be nominated email us supplying the following:
1. Your personal details: Name, date of birth, address, contact phone number
2. Your interest in, and experience of youth theatre training and production, particularly with WAYTCo
3. Your reasons for wishing to attend
4. Any further information we should know about your ability and confidence to represent WAYTCo and WA youth theatre practise at this event.
5. Any further information we should know about any care, access or support you may need for you to be confident of attending, should we nominate you.

The nominee will be sent an application form and an information pack to attend this summit on Monday evening.Totipotent_3

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