Are you passionate about the performing arts?

Would you like to build a business channelling young people's energy into improving their acting, dancing and singing skills?

Would you like to operate a performing arts academy under the umbrella of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts?

LIPA'4:19 has been providing an education in the performing arts to students between the ages of four and 19 for six years. Last year the school launched its search for franchise owners to replicate its successful formula nationwide.

LIPA 4:19 is looking for individuals with a passion for the performing arts who want to make a difference - and a living - by building a business around talented, enthusiastic young people. As part of the franchise package, new LIPA franchise owners are provided with a training course held at the LIPA performing arts academy, where they receive a thorough induction into the marketplace, are given an operations manual to refer to and benefit from access to proven marketing strategies used by existing LIPA 4:19 academies.

Following the launch of the first LIPA 4:19 franchise based at Rainhill High School, St. Helens in September 2008, the company is delighted to announce it has opened its second franchise this May at Fairfield High School in Widnes. The franchise owners are currently recruiting their students and their staff are undergoing LIPA 4:19 training.

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"By incorporating the part-time performing arts academy LIPA 4:19 into Fairfield High School we hope to become the leading performing arts academy in Cheshire. We launched our LIPA 4:19 franchise in May and trade as Halton Youth Performance Limited. Already our Saturday workshop is proving popular, with 30 children aged between seven and 15 in attendance. We hope to launch other workshops aimed at four to six year-olds and 16 to 19 year olds soon.

'Through the revenue generated by the LIPA 4:19 classes we intend to devise a scholarship programme for disadvantaged children within our local community and to continue to improve our onsite teaching facilities.

'As part of the franchise package LIPA 4:19, I was given vigorous training as I am the Principal of the academy and the dance, music and singing teachers were also taught the LIPA 4:19 syllabus. We continue to receive ongoing support if required. We have a fantastic relationship with LIPA 4:19 and hope the fact that we are now associated with such a prestigious performing arts institution, it will strengthen our relationship with local schools and businesses."
Kate Allerston, Arts Development Director of Fairfield High and Principal of LIPA 4:19 Halton, Widnes

LIPA'4:19 is looking for the right individuals to establish and operate academies throughout the country.

This is the only children's performing arts academy in the UK'that is directly linked to an established performing arts institution - the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

LIPA'4:19 is open to all children and young adults looking to explore and express creativity through singing, dance and drama.

"We have set in place the standards that we expect and we can ensure that children who attend classes at any LIPA 4:19 academy, whether it's in Merseyside, Scotland or London, will be taught to the same high level right across the board. By joining our network, franchise owners are in a unique position to affect the lives of young people in their local area, and to benefit from the immense market potential that is to be found everywhere in the UK today."