A casting call has gone out to find Young Ambassadors for Aberdeen’s iconic Music Hall.
The new campaign, which is aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds, is billed as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to be part of the next chapter in the venue’s history, as it prepares to re-open after an £8.7 million transformation.
Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) wants young people to sign up as part of the Stepping In campaign, ahead of the Music Hall reopening later this year.
The Young Ambassadors scheme offers workshops, exclusive behind-the-scenes events and invitations to shows. Crucially, it also offers the chance to share thoughts and views across a range of mediums, be it social media, blog posts or video diaries.
Jane Spiers, chief executive of APA, said: “The Stepping In programme marks a very exciting new stage in the transformation project as we begin to look towards the re-opening of the Music Hall.
“The Young Ambassadors will be a key part of this programme of events and it’s very important to us to give young people a voice and an opportunity to have their say.”
The Young Ambassadors scheme is part of wider Year Of Young People plans, supported by Event Scotland, said APA youth engagement co-ordinator Sam Stephen.
Sam said: “It couldn’t have come at a better time to sync in with our Young Ambassadors programme. As we celebrate young people across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, this unique project will allow the space for youngsters to explore their creativity, have their voice heard and be part of a really exciting and historic movement in the North-east.”
If you want to find out more about the Young Ambassadors and how to apply, APA is holding a drop-in session at His Majesty’s Theatre cafe from 10am to 1pm tomorrow.
More information is also available from Sam at sam.stephen@aberdeen performingarts.com or by calling 01224 337684.