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Looping the Loop Youth Theatre in Thanet

Funded on Spacehive 28 February 2024

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Looping the Loop Youth Theatre in Thanet

Looping The Loop By Looping The Loop

We want to create a new youth theatre for Thanet which welcomes all young people aged 7-18, using theatre skills and creativity to provoke fun, develop confidence and find sympathetic new friends.

Cliftonville Delivery stage

116
backers
£11,794
raised

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Being confident enough to enter a new group, speak and join in is difficult, and especially when you're young. We want to start a new youth theatre project which works in detail with each young person, finds out what they need and builds a creative, fun, inventive programme of exercises, games and performance to enable them to blossom, with particular care for neurodivergent young people. Our past experiences blew us away with what parents said about how a weekly session was transforming lives. We will create a new Youth Theatre for Thanet which welcomes young people and understands their diversity. Weekly sessions for 7-11yrs and 11 - 18yrs will work at the speed students need, and will develop confidence by building ways for them to connect with Looping the Loop's professional artists and programme of street theatre, workshops and new productions. They are not expected to feel forced to perform in a big production, but we'll help them feel comfortable with themselves and new people.

What we'll deliver:

  • Weekly sessions during term times, at just £1 for each young person
  • Opportunities for members to join in with Looping the Loop's shows and events
  • Young people showing more confidence and being better communicators

Why it's a great idea:

A carefully thought-out programme of activity for young people, to help them engage with other young people and manage the often intimidating need to communicate with peers and teachers. We will not push members into performing a big show where they feel they don't belong. We will create bespoke ideas for the groups that take into account the difference personalities and preferences of the group. Our trainers are all professional theatre practitioners, people who work in the 'real world' of theatre and who have a special concern for helping other people enjoy this amazing world and how it can help you as a person to develop and enjoy life.

Steps to get it done:

  • Participants feel confident to make up and perform a short scene for friends , family and the public
  • To recruit the first 5 people for each session, 7-11 and 11-18yrs
  • To increase the younger group to 10 participants
  • To organise our first 'end of term' activity for the participants

Location Cliftonville

About the space

CT9 2DB

Council

Thanet District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,701

Leader/director for classes £150/day x 25 weeks - £3,750 (32%)
Management with Creative Director and LTL team @ 5% annual cost - £2,481 (21%)
Venue hire for classes @ £25/hr x 3hrs x 25 weeks - £1,875 (16%)
Support facilitator to ensure two people present at all times pro rate 3hrs = £18.25 x 25 weeks - £1,369 (12%)
Design/print promotional flyer and posters £225 design, £175 to print 10,000 flyers, 50 posters - £450 (4%)
Promotiion with social media advertising, small budget to ensure success in gaining students - £400 (3%)
Small budget for costumes, scenery, props for shows - £300 (3%)
Venue hire for a performance by students 2 x 4hrs @ £25/hr - £300 (3%)
Other - £776 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

32%
Leader/director for classes £150/day x 25 weeks
£3,750
21%
Management with Creative Director and LTL team @ 5% annual cost
£2,481
16%
Venue hire for classes @ £25/hr x 3hrs x 25 weeks
£1,875
12%
Support facilitator to ensure two people present at all times pro rate 3hrs = £18.25 x 25 weeks
£1,369
4%
Design/print promotional flyer and posters £225 design, £175 to print 10,000 flyers, 50 posters
£450
3%
Promotiion with social media advertising, small budget to ensure success in gaining students
£400
3%
Small budget for costumes, scenery, props for shows
£300
3%
Venue hire for a performance by students 2 x 4hrs @ £25/hr
£300
7%
Other Read More
£776
  • Spacehive fees
    £551
  • Transaction fees
    £115
  • VAT
    £110

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Making extra opportunities for participants to join Looping the Loop other activities, training them to take part
  • Extra funds towards the young people's performance, for music, special effects, hiring equipment
  • Hiring a really nice venue for doing the performance by the participants

Total £11,701

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We are a tiny team and would love help with inviting young people to join the new youth theatre, by researching places to approach, checking our lists to make sure contact details are up-to-date, or getting information leaflets out around Thanet.

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