THE AGENCY

A view of theatre seating from the stage.

A scheme to support young entrepreneurs between 15-25 years old develop ideas for social change in their area, turning their passion into a project.

We are now hearly half-way through The Agency project, a scheme developed in collaboration with Brent 2020 to support young entrepreneurs between 15-25 years old develop ideas for social change in their area. Using their passions and desires, research into local community needs, and support from artists and local networks, they have created brand new ideas ready to pitch to a panel at the end of March.

In partnership with Kiln Theatre, we are providing training, support, funding and professional advice to young people looking to develop their passion into a project that benefits the local community. This could be anything from a boxing workshop to a music festival.

Following workshops with us, the participate will pitch their idea to a panel of experts for the chance to win £2000; which will allow them to turn t idheirea into a business or social enterprise in their area.

A chance to make a positive change in their community, be a leader of their own unique business and gain vital skills to help them to succeed!

The Agency at Kiln Theatre is part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture. The Agency UK is a Battersea Arts Centre and Contact programme devised in partnership with People’s Palace Projects. Current partners include: Kiln Theatre, Blackhorse Workshop, National Theatre Wales and Fablab Belfast.

Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and London Borough of Culture - a Mayor of London initiative - supported by the City of London Corporation’s charity and City Bridge Trust. The Agency is a programme originally conceived by Marcus Faustini in Rio de Janeiro where it is delivered by Agência de Redes para a Juventude. The UK pilot (2013 – 2015) was funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.