30 October 2018
Equity members have already contributed to research being undertaken by UCL (University College London) and RADA on the experiences of autistic people who work in the performing arts. The project is now in its final year and the next stage is a mentoring study that is pairing up industry professionals with autistic people who are working in the performing arts. As with all aspects of this project, the mentoring scheme is completely confidential
The project is offering 6 x 1 hour online sessions of 1-1 mentoring with a performing arts professional mentor to autistic people (with a diagnosis) who work (or are trying to work) in the performing arts over 12 weeks starting in November.
This mentoring is being provided as part of the research project between UCL and RADA exploring how mentoring can improve confidence in your professional practice and working environments and so is completely free to all who take part. This opportunity has emerged as a result of conversations and interviews with autistic performing arts professionals who have identified mentoring as a valuable tool for their professional development.
If you are interested in taking part or finding out more please contact Ellie Buckley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellie is a researcher at UCL and RADA who has conducted the initial research resulting in this project and will also be leading this research.
Please get in touch with Ellie ASAP if you are interested in this opportunity as this project is starting very soon. Please also get in touch if you are autistic and would like to find out more about becoming a mentor to others in this programme.