Location: Newbridge, Ireland
Project name: ESC 8: Acting For Change
Hosting organization: Crooked House Theatre Company
Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization
Purpose of the project: Acting for Change is a solidarity project based in Newbridge, Ireland for young actors aged between 22 and 30. It aims to train actors in the process of drama facilitation so that they can enhance their employability by gaining valuable new skills. The project, therefore, is aimed at young actors who have either trained or gained experience of working in the theatre sector. It is particularly suited for those who are finding it difficult to get sustainable employment in their own countries, and who would like to develop and practice the vocational skill of drama facilitation. Acting for Change is a 12-month volunteer programme. Participants will arrive in Ireland in the first week of September 2021. The project ends in the final week of August 2022.
Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 22-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)
Project period – 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022 (1 year)
Deadline: 15th March 2021
How to apply? – Please get registration number, and apply through European Youth Portal and fill in the Application form (click the link)
How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have account on European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link
All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps
No participation fee!
Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:
Crooked House pays for: – flight to Ireland and return at the end – visa costs, if applicable. We collect volunteers at the airport and drive them to their accommodation. Volunteers live in a family home with an Irish family. They will have their own room to themselves, and will be able to freely use the house, kitchen etc. Usually, there will be only one volunteer in each house with the family. Crooked House pays the rent for this. Volunteers receive a monthly allowance of €450, at the start of each month, to pay for food and living expenses. All houses are close to work
Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:
Volunteers should have experience of drama and theatre performance and be aged 22 to 30. You’ll have initiative, & be able to start your own work. Be prepared for cold, dark and wet winters. Be able to work in flexible, changing, and organically structured environments. We positively encourage young actors who have one or more of the following criteria to apply: You are LGBTQI+; from a migrant background, or your family has migrated; You may be experiencing difficulties in your home society related to your beliefs; cultural identity, gender, religious background (including atheısm).