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Manchester-based African-led Arts and Cultural organisation Amani Creatives has received funding to support post-COVID resilience. This project is funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The Culture Recovery Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, using funds provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The support will […]

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Brand new website Performing International Plays has launched, with 20 plays in 15 languages from across 6 continents showcased on the website. From actors and directors to academics and teachers, over 150 people have been involved in bringing the website together. The project is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council as part […]

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10th March 2021

Bristol-Based Mechanimal’s award-winning theatrical exploration offers a deeper insight into animal (and human?) migration. ‘Zugunruhe’ (zoo-gun-rue): an ornithological term for ‘migratory restlessness in birds’ is a one-man, physical, immersive journey exploring the incredible flight of a Marsh Warbler, the world’s only bird species whose song echoes* its migration route from East Africa, through Arabia into […]

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Ahead of the launch of thee new podcast from Legal Aliens theatre company, Things I Am Not, Ana Maria Monjardino talks to their artistic director Lara Parmiani and writer/performers Emmanuela Lia and Yasmeen Audisho Ghrawi.     Things I am Not features 10 original audio monologues, each written and performed by a female artist who […]

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Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre company which brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together. We use drama and the arts to create work that celebrates our similarities and differences, brings women together and speaks truth to power. They use their platform to highlight and enable development opportunities for artists and theatre makers from migrant […]

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CivicLeicester is inviting and accepting poems and short fiction on the theme, Settled Status or Indefinite Leave to Remain for All   The editors will also consider poems and short fiction exploring themes that include: – lived experience of being a migrant or an undocumented migrant or seeking refuge in Britain and the Irish States– migrant, […]

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12th February 2021

Margarita Novikova offers an invitation for collaboration. As a multimedia artist and a former journalist my expertise is to make thematic collections of real human stories interactive, aiming to amplify communities’ voices and create a mechanism for them to be heard. I run an online interactive platform Be Heard Museum to present my projects based on […]

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9th February 2021

Artist Varvara Shavrova is looking for online collaboration with women from refugee and migrant backgrounds THE CONCEPT: ‘InFlight’ is a new socially engaged project which explores the historical development of the first knapsack silk parachute in Russia; the use of used parachute material as a replacement for wedding dresses in the UK and the current use […]

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Ekō will be producing a special edition of their tri-lingual digital and print magazine for Refugee Week 2021. Founded by students at Goldsmiths University, Ekō Magazine is ‘a creative platform for migrants, volunteers and activists’, and every article is published in English, Farsi and Arabic. The magazine has launched an open call for submissions on […]

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Compass Collective look towards a new year. As we closed our workshops and the year came to an end, it is hard to believe that we have been meeting online, on zoom, for the majority of 2020. A year that at the beginning marked the new decade and for Compass Collective, a year of exciting […]

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Following on from their successful summer series of Connect & Create online workshops, City of Sanctuary UK have received funding from the Barrow Cadbury Trust to further develop the model in response to the ongoing Covid-19 health pandemic. The initial workshops included theatre, song-writing, filmmaking and a ‘rest & relax’ yoga session. They are now […]

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7th December 2020

Refugee Week theme for 2021 announced: “We Cannot Walk Alone” There is a moment in Martin Luther King’s historic ‘I have a dream’ speech when he turns his attention to the White people who, realising their destiny and that of their Black fellow citizens was intertwined, joined the movement for equal rights. “They have come […]

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Our December #MonthlyMeet was led by arts fundraiser Miriam Sherwood, who shared practical advice on accessing grant funding for arts and charity projects. Miriam has put together a fantastic pdf responding to questions from attendees, including guidance on finding funders relevant to your project, suggestions of specific funders and advice on writing funding applications. We’re sure anyone […]

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Open Call: To Love, Care Breath…As Acts of Justice Image by Isabel Lima. Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce a new call for commissions by three artists, and collectives, who are exploring themes close to Counterpoints Arts’ heart and mission: the intersectional themes of migration, racial, and climate justice and the role of art as […]

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