Creating Routes 2022 Application Form 

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“You guys have fully turned me into a professional facilitator…with confidence!” Creating Routes Trainee


Creating Routes is a FREE facilitator training programme. 

It is open to Global Majority theatre-makers and creatives aged 18+, with or without participatory arts experience. 

If you are interested in working with groups in schools, community organisations, health settings or the criminal justice system then Creating Routes is for you!


This programme is a collaboration between Talawa Theatre CompanyEmergency Exit Arts (EEA) and Goldsmiths, University of London. As a collective we have come together to help to diversify the participatory arts sector with artists from different cultural backgrounds. 

Our aim is to provide an alternative route into entering the sector, one that strikes a balance between the practical and the theoretical. Creating Routes trainees get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to gain employment in Participatory Arts sector. Alumni have gone onto work with: Talawa, EEA, London Bubble Theatre Company, Young Vic, Birmingham REP, Imperial War Museum, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Battersea Arts Centre.


There are three terms for this course 

  • We are currently recruiting for the first (Autumn) term which is a stand-alone course, for up to 20 people. 


  • Recruitment for the second (spring) term will begin towards the end of the year, and only open to participants of the first term. There are five places on this course, and it will be at Goldsmiths, University of London 

  • The final (summer) term will be professional placements for those who have completed the autumn and spring terms.

First (Autumn) Term: Your Unique Facilitation Style – led by EEA & Talawa 

We are currently recruiting for the first term. This will be a series of eight sessions that will be exploring and developing your unique facilitation style and some foundations for working as a professional facilitator in community settings.  

This is both a stand-alone course and a foundation for continuing to the spring term.

The course will be for up to 20 people.  


  • Weds 19th Oct, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

  • Weds 26th Oct, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

  • Weds 2nd Nov, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

  • Weds 9th Nov, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

  • Weds 16th Nov, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

  • Weds 23rd Nov, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

  • Weds 30th Nov, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

  • Weds 7th Dec, 6.30 - 8.30pm 



This programme is open to Global Majority theatre-makers and creatives aged 18+. If this is you and you are interested in applying, please make sure you meet the criteria below. 

Essential Criteria:

·     Committed to a creative career that includes participatory arts facilitation

·     Skilled and experienced in a creative practice including performance/theatre-making (in any role, as a writer, performer, designer, maker, artist etc.)

·     Passionate about using theatre and other art forms with young people/adults/elders in community settings

·     Willing to work and learn collaboratively (with peers and professionals)

·     Excellent verbal communication skills

·     Ability to work to high professional standards, i.e., punctual, organised, and self-motivated

·     Be committed and able to attend ALL the designated dates

Desirable Criteria:

·       Some experience of working in participatory arts

·       Knowledge of other art forms or experience of working cross art-form

We will give priority to local residents of Croydon, Lewisham and Greenwich 


Please complete this form with reference to how you meet the criteria laid out above

Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


The closing date for applications is now MONDAY 10th OCTOBER, 10AM

For any queries, including if you need this application form in a different format, please email: with ‘CR 22 Application Query' in the subject line.

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