ESC 8: Acting For Change


ESC 8: Acting For Change

Crooked House Theatre Company

Newbridge, Ireland

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

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 on 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. Applicants must fill the application form on our website to apply to this project ; https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeg-jL7eiA3i8tpNJJL0L_kk3kI6vOt__gmCsckzi3opGnsSw/viewform

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Crooked House pays for: - flight to Ireland and return at the end - visa costs, if applicable. We collect volunteeers at the airport and drive them to their accommodation. Volunteers live in a family home with and 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 montly allowance of €450, at the start of each month, to pay for food and living expenses. All houses are close to work.

Training during the activity

Every Monday volunteers will receive 3 hours of Drama Facilitation training throughout most of the year. They will also do a weekly Skills-Share whhere they share their own skills with other volunteers. There will be training in Child Protection and in Health and Safety. They attend three training sessions for volunteers run by our national agency. They will also be able to attend training days in culture, youth work, and social issues. There will be 3 free weekly sessions in English learning. Training in acting will be given. Several trainings in youth work and social issues will be given.

Participant profile

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 aetheısm).

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022


Activity location

1, Main Street, W12KV29 Newbridge Ireland


Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna


Activity topics

Education and training

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/03/2021