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“Being a part of the Advisory Group has really opened my eyes to all the possibilities within the arts industry. As a creative, I have been able to experience all the different components that build a successful theatre company and the connections I have made through the team and wider community have been invaluable. The opportunity to travel to Leeds for the Conference of Holbeck Moor with Boundless, is something I’ll never forget.”

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 15 to 25 year olds from across the UK and who are drawn from different backgrounds and with a range of interests

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.

2023 Advisory Group Recruitment

We are looking for 15–25-year-olds across the UK to join the Boundless Advisory Group. You might be interested in volunteering, arts and creative businesses, youth leadership or charities and activism.  

Everything we do is co-created at Boundless and our Advisory Group is at the heart of this approach, driving new ideas and our programme of high-quality arts activity.  

If you’re looking to invest your time and expertise in a leading arts charity, we ask for a minimum of 30 hours across the next year, joining monthly meetings and seeing or discussing other Boundless work.  

You can be based anywhere in the UK, and we don’t need you to be theatre obsessed either. We want people who have opinions on a wide range of issues facing young adults and how organisations like Boundless can support more people through cultural and creative activity. 

“Now is the perfect time to be part of a collective working to bring young people’s voices closer to the inner workings of a major theatre company and I feel proud to have been a part of that fantastic work.”

Who are we looking for? 

The work at Boundless is varied and adapts to the needs of our diverse community of 15- to 25-year-olds. We are looking to recruit an equally diverse group. You don’t need to have a role in the creative industry, but rather an interest in either: 

  1. business and charities specifically
  2. theatre, arts, creative industries (again, not necessarily part of the industry!)

What your Advisory Group experience could look like

– Sharing your opinions on issues facing 15-25 year olds in regular meetings. 

– Dreaming about what Boundless could do to tackle these issues during away days, trips and residentials. 

– Seeing Boundless’ work and providing feedback. 

– Making meaningful connections and friendships with your peers in the group.  

– Networking with leaders across the creative industries and getting careers advice.  

– Understanding how a charity operates. 

– Bringing your own expertise to us as a charity and/or arts organisation. 

– Being a Boundless ambassador at events. 

Perks & Benefits

– Free tickets to shows, events and experiences relevant to Boundless and the Advisory Group’s work 

A network of fellow thoughtful and motivated 15-25-year-olds across different industries. 

– A network of movers-and-shakers in the arts industry and beyond. 

– An in-depth understanding of how a charity and a company works 

– The opportunity to influence the work of a theatre company for 15-25-year-olds. 

– An understanding of how you can drive change in an organisation. 

– New confidence in your leadership, teamworking and strategy skills – perfect for your CV or future job applications! 

– Mentoring from the Boundless team 

How to Apply

Want to join us? Tell us a little about yourself and why you’re interested in joining the Boundless Advisory Group by filling out the form below by January 3rd, 6pm. 

Alternatively, you can submit a video application (or ask any questions) to Daljinder Johal, Head of Community daljinder@boundlesstheatre.org.uk  

2022 Advisory Group

Cherry Eckel Advisory Group

Cherry is a London-based writer, director, performer, and spoken-word poet. Her work often explores identity, family, and universal anxieties. She is interested in creating work that is relevant, empowering, electric, and blurs boundaries between disciplines.

 

Web: https://cherryeckel.weebly.com/

Instagram: cherrytheeckel

Twitter: cherrytheeckel

Emilia Hargreaves Advisory Group

Emilia has been a part of the Boundless Advisory Group for a while now, and 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.

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.

 

Instagram: emilia.hargreaves

Twitter: emiliaharg

Julia Pilkington Advisory Group

Julia is an actor and theatre-maker based in London. She recently graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Master’s in acting, where she was a recipient of the Embassy Scholarship. She is a keen actor-deviser and co-created with Poltergeist Theatre the sell-out show Lights Over Tesco Carpark (Pleasance, New Diorama). She recently enjoyed playing a chorus part in season two of Boundless Theatre’s audio-drama, Radio Elusia.

 

Twitter: JuliaPilkington

Sadhana Narayanan Radio Elusia Season 2 Writer

Sadhana is a member of the New Vic Youth theatre, working on projects such as the 2019 National Youth Theatre Connections show ‘The Sad Club’ and Heritage Lottery funded Dorothy Clive project. She’s also a contributor on the Voice magazine, an online platform for young people interested in art, culture and politics. 

Pronouns: she/her

Liam Stone Advisory Group

Liam is an energetic, passionate and determined creative artist from Birmingham. Liam has trained at Birmingham Ormiston Academy and Peer Productions and is looking now to develop as an actor, specialising in  contemporary theatre. He joined the Advisory Group with the hope that his opinions will help shape the most important of topics for theatre.

 

Instagram: liamstone__

Tolu Fagbayi Advisory Group

Tolu Fagbayi  is an artist, writer and musician. She has BA Acting degree and is also in the process of writing her first play which explores the identity and intersectional feminism.

Tolu is an energetic, passionate and professional artist and person who strongly believes equality in all areas especially within the arts.

 

Instagram: toluafagbayi

Aisling Lally Advisory Group

Aisling (she/her) is based in London. She is a National Youth Theatre Member, Inclusion Ambassador and Creative Leader, and a Youth Board Member for Tender UK Arts & Education. She is, at present, a member of the Alexandra Palace Young Actors Company. She has performed in and helped create pieces for organisations such as Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and National Student Drama Festival, and she was recently shortlisted for the Sky Studios x Box of Tricks Screen/Play Award. Outside of theatre, she engages in facilitating creative workshops in community settings focussed on well-being and inclusion, particularly for children and young people.

Instagram: aisling.lally

Betty Williams Advisory Group

Betty is a London based Northern facilitator and theatre-maker.

Growing up in a multicultural working-class household and being queer, theatre provided space for creativity they did not otherwise have, and they now work with a particular passion for the community of theatre and curate their Creative Practice challenging ways of creative engagement. Having been a secondary carer for their dad, and as a disabled and neuro-divergent person, they aim to create access inclusivity in their practice.

Before working in the Arts, they worked in Sales as an Executive Team Trainer and worked in TV and Education for ITV’s Emmerdale Studios. Betty began their creative career in the Arts through the National Youth Theatre, first as an actor through NYT’s 2018 intake course, then later shifting focus into Facilitation. Having discovered a love of theatre, they enrolled at East 15 Acting school, where they discovered their passion for facilitation and Applied Theatre. After achieving their Certificate of Higher Education, they began their BA degree at The Royal Central School of Speech, studying Drama, Applied Theatre and Education.

Whilst at Uni, Betty has continued work with NYT, as a Course Assistant, Course manager and now as an Emerging Artist. They also work as a Creative Practitioner, leading two programmes at WAC Arts (Spark & Ignite), and as Workshop Leader at ATG Learning. Betty is also an emerging Director, having directed at Arts Ed and Tramshed.

Urussa Malik Advisory Group

I’m a writer and working part-time, front of house, in an art museum, I am based in both Manchester, Lancashire and Halifax, West Yorkshire. I did my bachelors in English Literature from University of Manchester and looking to build on my degree more. I’ve done a few artist development programmes as a playwrighter  in Oldham and London and currently helping out on a student film production!  My work, whatever form it tries to take, focuses on the self, independence, translation and the abstract!

Bella Cavicchi Advisory Group

Bella Cavicchi (she/her) is a theatre artist, educator, and freelance producer. She is an alumna of Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Literacy and the Performing Arts, and the University of Cambridge, where she graduated with an MPhil in Arts, Creativity, and Education, taking a particular focus at both institutions on the radical possibilities of devising theatre with young people. As a producer, recent credits include MEDEA THE MUSICAL (Paradise Green, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2022), ED: THE NEW, TOTALLY UNOFFICIAL, GINGER-INCLUSIVE PARODY SKETCH SHOW (Canal Cafe Theatre, 2022), and the Almeida For Free Festival, produced as a member of Almeida Theatre’s 2022 Young Producers Cohort. When she’s not in the rehearsal room or managing spreadsheets, Bella teaches drama at a secondary school just outside of London—and loves that she spends each day thinking about theatre! 

 

Seyi Osibamowo Advisory Group

Seyi is a creative producer who focuses on the inclusivity and celebration of often marginalised communities such as the LGBTQAI+ community and those who are racially othered. Having grown up rarely seeing herself represented in mainstream arts and media, Seyi seeks to produce arts and culture that centers the queer and/or black experience.  

Seyi produces with Raze Collective to support and develop both in-person and digital queer performance. Seyi has experience producing theatre, cabaret & musicals and has worked extensively in stage management & production roles with The Cocoa Butter Club. Seyi currently works as podcast producer, working with the award-winning Transmissions Roundhouse. 

Eric Gherman Advisory Group

He is an Actor/Writer/Director/Producer whilst also studying for a Business Management BA. He studied Theatre at the BRIT school; following COVID, he started to work with the Almeida Theatre as a Young Producer and was part of the Orpheus Project with Babel Theatre. He is writing a new play taking a fresh look at masculinity and how it affects men daily. 

Dasha Knurenko Advisory Group

Dasha is an international student from Ukraine passionate about creative writing, journalism, social issues and the arts. She enjoys writing for her school’s newspaper and tries to take an active part in the artistic life of her community. She has previously worked on multiple literary and translation projects with an NGO “Foundation of Regional Initiatives” and has been a recipient of the BBK Art Fellowship in Germany. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in cultural institutions and exploring world literatures and languages. 

Michaela Tranfield Advisory Group

Michaela is a creative based in London. She is a programme manager at intergenerational charity, InCommon and an associate at 64 Million Artists, a creative social enterprise. Michaela is passionate about how theatre can platform new stories and creatively connect local communities. Her favourite ways of getting creative are through facilitation, writing and going to London’s various theatre productions.
 

Twitter: @_michaxla 

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