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TECH31 provides free practical training in technical theatre for ages 13 - 25

Participants get the chance to learn skills in sound, lighting, stage management and more. Once a participant has attended several workshop sessions they may be asked to shadow live events at the Gulbenkian.

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You can be informed of future terms by signing up to our ART31 Mailing list: to do this log into your Gulbenkian Website Profile, go to ‘Interests’ and tick ‘yes’ for receiving emails for ‘Creative opportunities for young people from ART31 Kent’.

Funded by the Arts Council and Kent County Council.

"I have enjoyed meeting new people, learning new skills, and helping in shows." TECH31 member
"I just want to start by saying how grateful I am to all of you, My son has really enjoyed doing Tech31. He absolutely loves it. It's helped him to decide his career path for definite in technical lighting…we are both so grateful for the opportunities that the Gulbenkian have given my son so far." TECH31 Parent
"The sessions are fun and the mentors manage to keep the sessions fresh and interesting." TECH31 member


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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