Collective Artistes is a theatre company that produces and tours socially-relevant plays that tell the stories of the African Diaspora.
Collective Artistes is a London-based professional theatre company committed to producing socially relevant professional and community theatre that tells the stories of the African Diaspora. Our mission is to produce dramatic experiences that provide unique opportunities for participation and promote a complex and positive perception of the African Diaspora to UK and international audiences. Ultimately, we seek to create a vibrant and inclusive theatre that empowers community development and social change.
Since 1997, we have toured nationally and internationally, winning praise from critics, audiences and colleagues. Our Education & Outreach initiaves use drama to explore issues identified by young people as relevant to their community, including gang violence, teen pregnancy and black leadership in the UK. We partner with schools, pupil referal units and youth offending teams to provide theatrical programmes that inspire and empower youth to address areas of disadvantage in their lives.
Collective Artistes aims to:
- To help young people, particularly those from disadvantaged communities, to develop their artistic skills, represent their own histories and cultures, and engage with professional artists.
- To create excellent theatre that explores cultural diversity, provide a life-changing experience of the arts and contributes to the local, national and international cultural life.
- To engage audiences, participants and artists who may not normally have access to excellent diverse theatre due to physical distance, cultural barriers or perceived alienation from the work.
- To empower artists and arts professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds to develop their skills and contribute to an industry that celebrates their histories and cultures.
Established: February 2002
Registered Charity Number: 1112711
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 020 7607 5453
Address: Carpenters Mews North Road London N7 9EFView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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