The Graham Hill Memorial Fund offers a limited number of small grants, enabling young people to access and enjoy theatre.This fund is currently under review. Further details will be announced in due course. Please check back here for further details.
RicNic is supported by an amazing network of performers, artists and creative professionals who provide invaluable guidance, mentoring, masterclasses and work experience for young people aged 25 and under. We also work with arts partners across the UK to signpost participants to volunteering, training and internship opportunities. Masterclass events are listed on our What’s On diary. Current opportunities with partners will be listed below.Please contact us if you are looking for an arts mentor or have a question about a particular area of the arts.
Volunteering Opportunity - West MidlandsOur partners at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall have been working incredibly hard throughout 2020 to refurbish and improve the venue while shows cannot open.Rather than ask their local performance ommunity for financial donations, they have set up a volunteering system asking people to donate their time to jobs that would otherwise incur them a large cost - from sorting through old props and costumes, to repainting the stage and dressing rooms they are keen to hear from anyone who would like to gain experience of working in a performance venue.Opportunities for casual work front of house, backstage and in hospitality are also available once their performance programme reopens. Click here to find out more.
Further opportunities will be posted as they come in
RicNic Evolve offers our participants the chance to work alongside and learn from Arts Professionals across the industry, gaining an insight into the many different areas in arts careers, offering hands on work experience, mentoring and volunteering opportunities. We know how difficult it can be for young people to get an understanding of some of the more hidden arts careers, how competitive intern and entry level roles are and how the industry is always in need of the next generation of amazing talent.RicNic's projects aim to inspire the next generation of performers, directors, producers, choreographers, props makers, costumiers, fundraisers, box office managers, company managers and more.The Evolve programme offers a range of inspirational events including* Rehearsal visits from professional performers, vocal coaches and directors* Masterclasses with visiting producers, marketing managers etc* Technical and Marketing training with our professional venue partners* Unique 'Audience With' events with our Professional Advisory Network
“It turned into a family. It was very intense and everyone truly cared. The fact it was run by young people meant it was a safe environment to take risks and the lack of judgment and freedom of expression both aided us in the creative process”