National Youth Arts Wales

Latest News / March 2017

Calling youth dance groups in Wales to take part in U.Dance 2017 at Birmingham Hippodrome

One Dance UK is looking for a Wales-based Youth Dance Company to appear at U.Dance 2017 in Birmingham this July (13th-16th July 2017: performance date TBC). 

To be part of this fantastic opportunity and showcase your youth dance company, please complete the application-form and submit it directly to One Dance UK together with video-footage of your piece via Youtube or Vimeo link. In order for your work to be considered by the One Dance UK selection panel, the official application-form should be emailed directly to by no later than 5pm Monday 24 April 2017.

NYDW 2016 will be performing aM by NYDW Artistic Director, Kerry Nicholls, at this national youth dance festival – let's get some more youth groups from Wales there too! 

Click here for U.Dance platform guidelines and application form

The National Youth Theatre of Wales applications are live!

National Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) provides first-class training and performance experiences for some of Wales’ most talented and committed young people interested in theatre performance and production. NYTW creates diverse, risk-taking contemporary theatre and is a flagship for youth theatre in Wales.

In 2017, NYAW is broadening its successful Aspire programme in order to engage with  more young actors.  It is also extending the programme to provide development opportunities for young people interested in set design and construction, costume, lighting and sound, and stage-management.

NYTW will focus exclusively on its Aspire programme this year, in advance of auditions for NYTW 2018.

For more information and to apply, please visit our Theatre page here.

February 2017

Apply for National Youth Dance Wales 2017!

NYDW invests in the development of Wales' most promising young dancers; it provides first-class training by focusing on core dance-skills, strength and performance techniques. In 2017, NYAW is broadening its successful Step Up programme in order to engage with more young dancers, and to enhance their training and development throughout the year and in advance of auditions for NYDW 2018.

To download the NYDW 2017 Information Sheet and to apply, please visit our Dance page here.

Applications for Young Compsoers 2017 are now open!

Following four very successful years, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales will once again run a composers programme as part of this summer’s NYOW residency. Successful applicants will receive tuition in compositional techniques, instrumental writing and analysis of existing repertoire, all delivered by Mark Bowden (former Composer in Residence with BBC NOW).

Are you a budding composer aged 13-21? Apply now for a first class experience! Click here for more information and to apply.

December 2016

The NYAW 2016 newsletter

Wishing all NYAW members, participants, creatives, associates, partners, advisers and supporters a Very Merry Christmas & a spectacular New Year!

Read about this year's best bits, staff highlights and what's in store for NYAW in 2017...

Download the NYAW 2016 Newsletter by clicking here

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