The Young Vic’s Jerwood Artist Development Pathway

Young Vic

The Young Vic’s Jerwood Artist Development Pathway is a holistic programme of industry entry points and progression routes for early-career artists. It will offer intensive learning opportunities including traineeships and assistantships, alongside some of the UK’s most exciting artists. Young Vic nurture artists at the very start of their creative journey to learn about theatre and to build skills and collaborative networks through year-long introductory courses. Vitally, all these opportunities include ongoing professional support from the Young Vic team.

This interconnected pathway of training and artist support is the evolution of a 20-year partnership with Jerwood Arts. Together we provide the essential ingredients – consistent opportunities to learn, a community of collaborators and a support network – to ignite and sustain a creative career.

“Entering the industry is tough. Forging a career can be opaque and fraught with challenges. With the support of the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund, we will embed a pathway of industry entry-points and progression routes across all our work. We will empower artists with the opportunities, skills and networks to kick-start their career and thrive.” – Sue Emmas, Associate Artistic Director of Young Vic.

Find out more about the programme on the Young Vic’s website.

Current assistant director and trainee assistant director for Further Than The Further Thing are Tian Brown-Sampson and Ozioma Ihesiene.

Young Vic’s Mandela A New Musical in rehearsal. Photographer Ellie Kurttz