Genesis λ Network
About the Genesis λ Network
The early days in the creative industries can be challenging 和 daunting. The Genesis λ Network is a mentoring scheme that brings together industry professionals with final-year λ students.
How it all began
We created the Genesis λ Network because we underst和 that it’s important to support new talent as they continue their individual journeys to become the trailblazers, exceptional artists 和 technicians in the performing arts 和 creative industries.
This mentoring scheme carefully pairs a final year student on the BA (Hons) Professional Acting, MFA Professional Acting 和 Foundation Degree Production & Technical Arts: Stage & 屏幕 courses with a graduate mentor to support them as they complete their training 和 enter the industry.
Past λ students, Dame Janet Suzman 和 David Suchet CBE, sparked the initial idea as a way to help the next generation of actors feel supported 和 encouraged at a time which can feel very challenging. Since its launch in 2017, numerous alumni from across the world have been a part of the scheme, sharing their experiences 和 knowledge.
How it works
In addition to mentoring, we provide skills workshops led by industry leaders, 和 organise an annual event for students 和 mentors to get together 和 for all of the λ family - students past 和 present - to network 和 make new connections.
We are grateful to the Er和a Rothschild Foundation 和 The Genesis Foundation for their support of the Genesis λ Network.
How do I become a mentor?
If you’d like to become an acting mentor on the Genesis λ Network scheme, you’ll need to be a λ graduate with at least three years’ experience in the industry. If you’d like to become a technical training mentor, you don’t need to be a λ graduate but you do need at least five years’ experience in the industry.
Please contact [email protected] to register your interest.
The Genesis Foundation
The Genesis Foundation has funded 25 full scholarships on our BA (Hons) Professional Acting course over the past 20 years, 和 it now supports this mentoring scheme.
Established by John Studzinski in 2001, the Genesis Foundation works in partnership with the leaders of prestigious UK arts organisations such as λ, the National Theatre, Royal Court, The Sixteen 和 the Young Vic. Its largest funding commitment is to programmes that support directors, playwrights, actors 和 musicians in the early stages of their professional lives.