So You Want To Work in the Arts?

  • Reg Bailey Building
  • Wed 11 Jul - Thu 12 Jul
  • A Creative Gathering as part of IYAF 2018

Open to the students and professionals attending IYAF 2018 and anyone else interested in developing their career the arts...

At the Reg Bailey Theatre, Reg Bailey Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, KT1 2EE.

10am – 5pm each day

Please email [email protected] or call Clare on 07979 756482 if you would like to attend any or all of this event.

Please spread the word!


Schedule (may be subject to some last-minute changes including additions)

Wednesday 11th July

10am: Arrivals. INTRO - So You Want to Work in the Arts? Welcome from the IYAF Young Creatives (curators of the event) with Louise Coles, Chief Executive, Creative Youth. Opening remarks by Robert O’Dowd, Chief Executive of Rose Theatre Kingston.

11.15am -12.45pm WORKSHOP – How to Make a Play in 1h30 with Tom Stocks - a writing, directing and performing workshop.


11.15am - 12.45pm PANEL -  How to Fund Your Work with Alex Brown; Emma Kendall, Daisy Hale, Adam Morley. Chaired by Louise Coles.


1.45-2pm Welcome back.

2-3.15pm WORKSHOP - Tech for Non-Techies with Alex Brown and Daisy Hale.


2-3.15PM WORKSHOP - This session TBC but it will be something good! Watch this space!

3.30-5PM PANEL - Creative Talent Event with Matt from Smoking Apples; Josh from And On Theatre, and Molly Freeman, IYAF Programme Manager and an announcement about IYAF’s new Creative Talent Programme! Chaired by Louise Coles. 


Schedule (may be subject to some last minute changes including additions)

Thursday 12th July

10am Arrivals.

10.30 -1pm DIRECTING WORKSHOP with Gabriela Dumitru, Bucharest.


10:30-11.45am PANEL - Social Media/Life as a Freelancer with Charlotte O’Growne, Libby Brodie, Laura Kressly Chaired by Theo Bosanquet.

12-1pm PANEL - So You want to Work in the Music Business? With Boudicca Pepper, Jessica Danheisser, Charlotte O’Growne and maybe more! Chaired by Carl Ouza.


2.-2.15pm – Welcome back.

2.15-5pm WORKSHOP - How to Make a Low Budget Film. A chance to work on cinematography with Nick Slade, Media Director Togada Films.

  • 2.15-3.15pm – How to Make the Film
  • 3.30- 5pm – Filming with Actors – How to Work in Front of a Camera


2.15-3.15pm PANEL - So You Want to be a Writer? With Monique Roffey, Boudicca Pepper, Adam Morley, Olivia Boult , Stephanie Silver. Chaired by Theo Bosanquet.

3.30-5pm FINAL PANEL - The Future of the Arts (post Brexit)? With Gabriela Dumitru Bucharest, Olivia Boult. Chaired by Robin Hutchinson (chair of IYAF).

Event details

This is a free event.