Professional Development

We work with people of all ages to support pathways into creative careers. From working with emerging artists across Scotland to creating resources for students looking to enter the arts, we are dedicated to making the arts accessible to all. Read on to explore some of our resources.

Alvin Ailey American DanceTheater

Twenty-five emerging dancers had the opportunity to train with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and perform in Memoria at the Festival Theatre. This paid professional opportunity was open to young, emerging dancers who were either born, living in or trained in Scotland.

Interviews with artists

In 2020, we interviewed directors, songwriters and composers to support students studying for the Higher and Advanced Higher Drama and Music qualifications by connecting them with leading artists in their fields. Watch the playlists below to discover more about each of these careers.

Learning and Engagement Traineeship

Our Learning and Engagement team offers a traineeship designed to help young people develop the skills they need to pursue a career in the performing arts. This traineeship is supported by our Learning and Engagement Partner, Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. Read our trainee Jess's blog to find out about her first few months working with the team.

Learning & Engagement Partner