Young people aged 16-19 years old work with an artist or artist collective for one intensive week at Toynbee Studios each summer to create collaborative, contemporary performance with a sharing at the end of the week.
The Summer Intensive provides a way for young people and artists to take part in a free, immersive learning experience in contemporary performance practice. Artsadmin’s Education Producer works in collaboration with the selected lead artist to deliver and facilitate the Summer Intensive, concluding with a shared outcome for an invited audience.
We identify and bring together a range of participants who might not usually get involved in contemporary performance practices by making connections with local organisations, delivering a series of introductory workshops in sixth form colleges and schools and doing an open call online. Participants attend a taster workshop and from there, a core group takes part in the Summer Intensive.
Previous Summer Intensive artists include Bhebhe & Davies (Phoebe Davies and Nandi Bhebhe) exploring movement to camera and Deanna Rodger collaboratively investigating the many ways we perform and edit ourselves through writing and devising.
Watch the films created with Bhebhe & Davies here.
Read a blog by participant Callum about his experience of the Summer Intensive here.
If your college, school or organisation are interested in us delivering a Summer Intensive recruitment workshop with young people, or if you're an individual who wants to take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.