“Boundless Theatre to me means no limits.”
Ashley, Boundless Adviser
The Boundless Advisory Group is at the heart of everything we do. To keep us in check and to ensure we are being ambitious with our plans we have advisors made up of teenagers and young adults who are drawn from different backgrounds and interests and across the UK.
“It’s happening right in front of you, you can’t press pause, you can’t stop.”
Fin, Boundless Adviser
Our Advisors meet with us regularly to share with us what they think about the world, and the work that we create. We talk about big ideas, attend events and discuss what excites us most about being young today. In return we offer mentoring, support for creative projects and resources that build resilience. We have a dedicated budget that is spent by the Advisory Group directly each year and are always looking for new ways to break down boundaries between arts organisations and young people.
Advisory Group 2021/22 New Members Welcome
We’re looking for 5 new members to join the Advisory Group for 2021/22 and have opened the process up to any 15-25 year olds based in the UK. All you have to do is complete an expression of interest survey (on the link below) and then we’ll be in touch with next steps.
The Advisory Group meets weekly on zoom to discuss new ideas, receive support for own projects and take part in strategic and creative decision making that affects how Boundless works. In addition to this throughout the year there are opportunities to have your own projects supported, meet socially and observe our creative work as well as board meetings. Our Advisory Group have front row seats at everything we do and each year we’re passionate about evolving and changing up how we work together to keep things fresh and relevant.
There is flexibility around time commitments and each Advisory Group member can design their own relationship to the group and Boundless. So long as you’re committed to joining us at least once a month for a meeting and being available for conversations you’ll be able to fit the group around studies, work and your social life easily.
The Application Process
Within 4 weeks of submitting your expression of interest you’ll have met an existing member for a 15 minute informal chat and should the current members think you’ll make a great addition to the group be invited to observe an Advisory Group meeting. We’ll contact you throughout that time to keep you up to date on your application.
How The Advisory Group Will Make Its Decision
Over the next 6 months we’re looking for 5 new members to join the group who will ensure that:
We aim to keep the group to a maximum of 15 members to ensure that Boundless can fully support and work closely with everyone as well as provide mentoring and access to opportunities. For those who are unsuccessful this time, we are setting up an exciting new way of growing our community and will share more on that through the process.
Natalie is a producer from Hong Kong and now based in London. Alongside producing, she works in the fundraising team for Creative Youth Charity and is a recipient of the Blackbaud Scholarship for pursuing a part time MA in Philanthropic Studies at the University of Kent.
Recent highlights include working with BFI Network to deliver fundraising workshops and producing Dumbledore Is So Gay which won the VAULT Festival’s Origins Award 2020.
She previously trained as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503 and worked as Box Office Deputy Manager for Pleasance Theatre Trust
Emilia has been a part of the Boundless Advisory Group for over a year now. Since completing the Certificate of Higher Education at East 15 Acting School in 2018, she has spent the majority of her time creating. Now training at MN Academy, Emilia spent her time in lockdown writing and developing stories and spoken word pieces, as well as composing music.
Prior to lockdown, Emilia worked as a Drama Teacher at multiple local drama schools across Ealing, including Questors Youth Theatre and Yourstage Drama.
When she was 13, Emilia spent two years performing in Jonathan Miller’s production of La Boheme with the English National Opera at the London Coliseum.
Emilia is also currently constructing her own series of short devised pieces, which incorporate her musical compositions with pieces of spoken word and physical theatre.
Clíona Malin is an Irish theatremaker and director based in London. She is interested in creating new work that is exciting, politically-charged and relevant to a contemporary audience. She wants to challenge and interrogate boundaries in both form and content. Clíona graduated from Brunel University London with a BA in Theatre and English, and her dissertation research area was collaborative contemporary feminist directing. She has experience in creating immersive, multimedia and ensemble theatre. Clíona is a member of the Boundless Advisory Group.
Fin Ross Russell is one of the original members of the Boundless Theatre Advisory Group and has been delighted to support the organisation in several different unique and exciting capacities over the course of the last four years. Fin is also the co-founder of Island Life Productions, having founded the company with his sister in 2011. Since then, he completed his BA in Drama, Applied Theatre & Education from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Following a year working at Chichester Festival Theatre as the theatre’s Education Assistant, Fin moved up to Edinburgh where alongside running the company, he is a freelance workshop facilitator for Edinburgh City Council, LYRA & Strange Town. He is the co-director of the UK Centre of the International Theatre Institute and communications director of the organisation’s Network for Emerging Arts Professionals
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