Widening Access to the Creative Industries, more affectionately known as WACI, is run by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on behalf of FOCUS West. We offer tailored support to secondary school pupils in participating schools who are interested in the performing or production arts.
Subject options that pupils may be interested in may be:
What We Offer
To support pupils in their journey into the production and performing arts we provide a fully funded programme packed with:
In School Activities
These happen within school time organised with teachers and Ambassadors
Out of School Activities
Activities that pupils can apply to take part in if interested in exploring a discipline. Based at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland or external venue outwith school hours
Ready to Study Further
Again at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland outwith school hours for those ready to take their study further
To keep up to date with all of our activities you can find news and opportunities here.
Who Can Take Part
Pupils don’t have to be taking part in performance or production classes at school to take part. Sometimes schools don’t have the resources to offer classes such as Drama. And a love for woodwork, art or costume making is just as at home in the production arts. We provide a space for pupils to try things out and learn about areas that they might never have known existed.
We are always happy to hear of your experiences, feedback and questions so please don’t hesitate to contact us on:
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