The Touring Network’s Youth Promoter project provides young people aged between 16-26, who live in the Highlands & Islands, with the training, knowledge and expertise required to programme the live events they want to see in their communities.
Training & Workshops
Attend residential training weekends, and take part in discussions and practical sessions which cover the following: An Introduction to Promoting and the Year Ahead; Getting Started as a Promoter; The Practicalities of Programming a Tour.
Be paired with an existing promoter from elsewhere in the Highlands & Islands, who will encourage you to develop your skills and confidence as a Youth Promoter.
Work together with other like-minded Youth Promoters to programme and promote a tour, or a performance of your choice, to venues in your communities across the Highlands & Islands.
I enjoyed listening to Yvonne from Strathpeffer Pavilion speak about how she costs an event and tips for applying to funding. You can see she is really good and passionate about what she doesOn the Budget Management & Fundraising training session
I enjoyed seeing the Isle of Coll and what happens on the island. It’s inspiring to see the work that has gone on to build a beautiful community hall and put on events. It was also lovely to see the large number of people from the community attend their Spring ConcertOn the Introduction to Promoting residential
I’ll gain an insight and perspective from an experienced mentor – experience is the best skill you can have and the best way to learn. It will be beneficial to have someone to keep in contact with regarding promoting in case I need advice in reference to contracts, costing, etc.On the Mentorship scheme
Just been to an amazing concert in the little village hall in Bruichladdich. All the performances were magical, artistic and evocative. Thankyou Kerry Davene Baker for putting on the gig and inviting us along.Sarah Lambert-Gates with Robert Fry seeing Kathryn Joseph, promoted by Kerry Baker