SUSTAINED THEATRE

Sustained Theatre National | a movement working to create a new inclusive landscape for British Culture to flourish regionally, nationally and internationally.

Keeping issues relating to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic theatre artists and practitioners alive and in the national debate. Network and connect, research and debate. We are aiming to sustain an environment of progressive thinking and action that will redress the balance and shake up the national arts landscape. Providing a platform for creativity and presentation through critical debate, through saving and restoring our national archives, through developing leadership and cultivating international links, we hope to level the playing field for a sustainable future.

Link to Sustained Theatre website

North West Hub | STUN is a membership organisation made up of individual practitioners and organisations dedicated to the growth and prosperity of BAME Creatives across the Northwest.

STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) are part of the National Movement dedicated to the growth and prosperity of BAME Creatives across the UK.  We are based in Manchester, with offices and a studio space for developing new work currently under construction at Z arts in Hulme. However our work takes us across the region working in partnership with organisations and individuals to get your voices heard, your work seen and constructively critiqued and find you partners for future collaborations and tours. 2012 and 2103 will see STUN Roadshows delivered in partnership with agencies in Liverpool, Blackburn and Blackpool. If you want to hear from us in your area, then click here to contact our team of artists working voluntarily on your behalf. 

Yorkshire Hub | Sustained Theatre Artists Yorkshire. (STAY) promotes, inspires and encourages Artistic creativity in Yorkshire.

For more information and to keep abreast of what STAY get up to on a regular basis join the facebook page here or go to their website stay-uk.org 

North East Hub | NEST (North East Sustained Theatre) engaging BAME Creatives and Organisations across the North East

Having just elected a new Chair, Oscar Watson and Vice Chair, Martin Hylton, the hub in the Northeast is keen to hear from practitioners across the region. Its focus this year will be on developing a space to make work as part of the National Network of Spaces and delivering Artist Salons to connect with and between its membership and supporters. You can reach Oscar at here Follow this link for more information about Martin  

London | The London Hub aim to advance the arts, in particular Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic performing arts.

A not-for-profit organisation, who aim to advance the arts, in particular Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic performing arts, through public advocacy, mentoring and the organisation of networking events advancing arts provision. For information visit their website www.thelondonhub.com

The London Hub is a company Limited by Guarantee.  Registered in England and Wales.  Company no. 7866477.  Registered office: 53-55 East Road, London, N1 6AH.

The London Hub grew out of the ACE (Arts Council England) Sustained Theatre initiative.

East Midlands | STEM (Sustained Theatre East Midlands) Collaborating on building new platforms and support for theatre-makers across the region

Currently developing new partnerships with individuals and agencies to deliver networking opportunities, training and debate. Contact the National Chair if you would like for more information about how to become a member and/or take a leadership role within the hub. Email | Ekua Bayunu 

West Midlands | Space2Develop has created a membership and database of local artist; companies, venues and industry professionals and is part of a network of theatre companies in the West Midlands

Space2Develop is the trading name of a proposed theatre space derived from Sustained Theatre West Midland Hub. Space2Develop will work on two levels:-

·         The pilot of a monthly networking event for artist called The Artist Salon, aimed at developing local artist and their work.

·         A spaces collaboration between Friction Arts Ltd and Space2develop, for the conversion and refurbishment of a former industrial building called ‘The Edge’ in Digbeth Birmingham. Click here and scroll down for more information and details on how to join the hub or visit their website: www.space2dev.co.uk 

South East | ART:sync are committed to making diverse artforms accessible to diverse audiences

The ART:sync vision is to align culturally diverse communities with high-quality arts activity with the aim of mainstreaming diversity in the arts. The collective are committed to making diverse artforms accessible to diverse audiences; extending the existing range of opportunities for participation and inclusion to address the current gaps in cultural provision. For more information visit the ART:sync website  

South West | the South West hub are working to to raise the profile of BAME theatre practitioners across the region

Bertel Martin is the current chair in the South west, he is also director of City Chameleon, a company that specialises in publising poetry and producing live literature performances. Other members include Tangent Books and Circomedia. For more information contact Bertel at City Chameleon

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