Your reports Find reports A Mentoring Scheme for Deaf and Disabled Producers A Mentoring Scheme for Deaf and Disabled Producers Convener(s): Nick Sweeting Participants: Various Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: We talked about what worked and what didn’t within existing mentoring and mentoring schemes. Towards the end of the conversation we concluded that we would aim for a Bursary scheme rather than a Mentoring scheme as the feeling was that there weren’t enough existing Deaf and Disabled Producers for a Mentoring scheme to have a significant impact. We felt that what was needed was the creation of one or two positions which would aim to have a significant breakthrough impact – creating real positions and real projects for Producers. The post(s) should include: Paid project experience Mentoring – by an individual outwith of where the paid work is and linked to wider support from the mentor company Possible Action Learning support We also determined to lobby ACE to make significant contact with colleges who run courses in Theatre Arts, Education and Deaf Studies – Reading, Bristol and Wolverhampton. This would be to raise the level of awareness of careers in theatre administration amongst the Deaf community.