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Working with young artists at the early stages of their careers

In difficult times, it can be really hard for any young person to imagine and build a career in the arts, but some young people face even tougher challenges. Tangled Feet believe that it is vital that the creative aspirations of all young people are nurtured, and that we work hard to make sure that the next generation of artists come from a diverse set of backgrounds. We are committed to supporting young artists to develop sustainable arts careers, and in identifying and helping to overcome the barriers or challenges that lie in young artist's paths.


We aim to have a clear pathway in place that enables interested young people to progress; from workshops, through volunteer placements and structured and paid internships and into paid employment with us where possible. See Case Studies below for some examples or Get in touch to discuss our mentoring scheme, becoming an intern or placements.


We've also developed a structured year-long mentoring programme for emerging ensemble companies which aims to equip them with the skills and confidence to establish themselves in the difficult first years. We always aim to be open to informally mentoring and advising young artists when possible. You can also find out about current opportunities with the company here.



Working with us

“The mentorship we received from Tangled Feet was pivotal to HighRise's journey thus far. Through guidance, patience and other numerous channels of support; Tangled Feet's teachings have given us the skills and confidence to form, create and flourish as a Theatre Company. In a time when artists are fighting harder and harder to get acknowledged, our work with Tangled Feet armed us with the necessary confidence to begin facing the industry. ”- Dominic Garfield Price, High Rise Theatre Co. -
“I have been involved with Tangled Feet through a number of outreach projects headed by Alex Ramsden. These projects have really encouraged and enabled me to develop my skills and confidence when working practically and emotionally with disability and young people. As an applied theatre student, it has been invaluable to learn from professionals, families and young people with the support and guidance of Tangled Feet. The projects have been a uniquely rewarding experience and I look forward to getting involved in the future!”- Jemima, former intern / workshop leader -
“It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with such a collaborative and nurturing company that believes in investing in the next generation. I had a tremendous time working with Tangled Feet and have met interesting and caring people through the company. Working on the 'Sibs' project specifically was a great way to connect with the community and create a week where the children were to key focus. Plus, being involved with Tangled Feet is always a lot of fun!”- Nush, former intern, workshop leader -



Aug 17th 2022

Belongings – Rowan Tree Dramatherapy

by Bryony Brooker & Justine Staley   An idea   First of all, I want to say I love my job and after working with Tangled Feet, I love my job with rejuvenated enthusiasm, a bag full of shiny tools, an insurmountable pride in our young co-creator team, and new possibilities of what we can bring to our work.   Just as a bit of background, Justine and I are directors of Rowan Tree Dramatherapy. Founded in 2013 as a Community Interest Company, we provide a Dramatherapy Service across Kent where we are committed and dedicated to working within the community to ensure Dramatherapy is both accessible and useful. We work extensively with young people, many of whom who do not live with their birth parents. Thanks to Children in Need, we have been able to offer fully funded group therapy each year for the past seven years to Children in Care. With each group, we create a space together that offers the potential to experience a sense of belonging that they have agency over moulding, shaping, and making their own. They have a voice, they are heard, and their feelings and emotions are validated. However, outside the therapy room, all too often these young people have had no choice and no voice, in what has happened in their past, and sometimes in their present, we always strive to support agency and wondered how could their voices become tangible?   Together, we tentatively considered how a piece of therapeutic theatre could be created and how this might look. We knew we did not have the knowledge or skill set to create the vision we had (it had to be spot on) and knew that it would take a theatre company that had great integrity and experience to pull this idea off.   


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