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Friday, August 1, 2014

Final call for young performers to become an Associate Artist

Electric Theatre Workshop is looking for the next young creative to follow in the footsteps of 2013/14 Associate Artist, Jordan Chisholm. As she moves on to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Jordan urges young people to apply for the ‘once in a lifetime chance’ to be Electric Theatre’s next Associate Artist.

Applications are now open for young people interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts to become this year’s Associate Artist – an experience that Jordan described as ‘invaluable’. Speaking about her time at Electric Theatre, she said: “The skills and lessons I have learnt on this internship have been crucial to my development and given me a new career path, one which I am very excited to begin… It has been an irreplaceable adventure and I know that I will never forget it. It really was a once in a lifetime chance.”

As Associate Artist she has taken creative control of several high profile works. She has written and performed her own solo show - Jordan, Herself & Id - which premiered at Big Burns Supper 2014. Jordan became a youth arts leader, directing Dumfries Youth Theatre in a play which was performed at National Theatre Connections festival in Edinburgh. She also set up Dumfries & Galloway Youth Theatre to make the performing arts accessible to young people across the whole region.

Catherine Major, Associate Director of Engagement at Electric Theatre, said: “Jordan’s contribution this year has been immeasurable. Over the year we’ve seen her really take ownership of the creative process and gain confidence in her abilities as an artist.
“She’s a very honest and exciting artist - we can’t wait to see the work she creates during her course. And like all our young talent, she’s always got a home here at Electric Theatre.”

Karen Ward-Boyd, Director of the Holywood Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate Jordan; she has worked hard, been open to new ideas and experiences, all of which has paid off with her offer of a place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to follow in Jordan’s footsteps and take the opportunity offered by Electric Theatre Workshop – it really is a unique experience within Dumfries & Galloway.”

Young artists who want to apply for the Associate Artist Programme can apply by contacting Associate Director Justin Hyslop on or 01387 271 820. The deadline for applications is Friday 15th August at 5pm. Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 25th August.

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