Scottish Ballet is seeking a global majority person to participate in our first-ever Paid Mentorship in Dance Photography.

We are specifically seeking someone from a global majority background as we recognise the barriers faced by people with lived experience of racism to access the photography industry. This is especially prevalent in the live performance photography community, where work is often acquired simply through knowing the ‘right person’ or having a foot in the door.

Scottish Ballet also recognises the influence we have as a national performing company, and we are creating this opportunity in the hope of facilitating better representation in the industry.

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 5 March 2024

This programme supports young Black creators (aged 18-24) to access the funding, training, tools and resources necessary to take their creative business to the next level. It takes more than skills to succeed, so we’re providing a grant between £100 - £250 to 60 individuals with a passion for art, short stories, poetry, photography, music, short films and much more.

Do it Now Now is collaborating with Comic Relief to allow 60 young Black creatives to experience a holistic training programme, complete with funding to support your entrepreneurial endeavours. We’re working with influencers, content creators, creatives, and finance and entrepreneurship experts to create a bespoke programme of support for a group of high-potential, young Black creatives that we expect to take the creative sector by storm in the next few years.

Voltage Revolution’s ‘Creator Fund’ will provide 60 London or Glasgow-based young Black creatives with grant funding between £100 to £250 and bespoke support valued at over £2,500 per person. We will help each of you build financial resilience and operational readiness, increase your chances of building a successful creative business and create a sustainable future for yourself.

We have three fully-funded (free to you) opportunities you can currently apply for before 3 March 2024:

A package of financial and industry support to welcome talented UK undergraduates from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Traveller and ethnically diverse backgrounds to our creative community. This support comprises a bursary of £1,200 per year for three years of the programme, plus targeted mentoring.

The creative industries have stories at their core. We're passionate about supporting ethnically diverse stories to be given a chance to thrive at York. This scholarship was set up to encourage people from a range of cultural backgrounds who wouldn't normally think of York as a place for them.

The awards are designed to ease the financial burden of study. The funds can be used in any way that will assist you practically on the course – including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

The awards also provide mentoring support to help increase opportunities, preparing you for a successful career in the creative industries. Your mentor will meet you regularly, help shape your development and offer advice throughout your degree. We'll also have ‘Future Voices Scholarship’ events where recipients can meet and network with each other.

The award has been named after the great Victorian Philanthropist, George Peabody. LSMT has established this Grant for those who are unable to afford to attend our training and who are currently underrepresented in the Industry.

The funding is designated for those of African or Caribbean heritage, South, East and South East Asian heritage, Middle-Eastern heritage or those who identify as bi-racial or multi-racial. There are several Grants of up to £5000 available.

The GLOBAL7 Acting Short Course Programme, Voices of The Global Majority 2023, is funded by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

Representation matters and our goal is to diversify the pipeline of talent. To amplify the voices of underrepresented groups through creativity, and create access to equality of opportunity in acting which is one of the most challenging industries to enjoy a successful career.

GLOBAL7 Acting Short Course Programme: Voices Of The Global Majority, is reaching out to underrepresented communities wanting to get into acting and are unable to through the more traditional Drama School / Degree routes. This short Acting course is more accessible, breaking down socio-economic barriers with the focus on the inclusion and diversity of Black, Asian, young people, single parents and low income households.

At the end of the programme participants will participate in a public performance talent showcase as part of ‘Voices Of The Global Majority - Where talent meets opportunity’ at Soho Theatre Studio, to family, friends and industry professionals.

There will be acting surgeries during and post programme to nurture talent and give the participants the necessary tools to start a career in acting.

We aim to deliver a mentoring programme to a select number of participants to allow for deeper conversation, support and unique opportunities.

Mentoring programme aims:
- Improve access, education and progression opportunities for the next generation of black theatre talent.
- Provide young people with insight into theatre and the breadth of career opportunities available within the industry.
- Age specific guidance in three groups: 12-15 years, 16-18 years and 19-21 years, with mentors to provide ongoing support for young people to navigate their education and/or career.

Content explored:
- Black British Theatre history
- Contemporary jazz workshop
- Acting through song masterclass
- Lighting & sound workshop
- Costume & set design workshop
- Industry panel Q&A

A writing group for anyone aged 18+ who identifies as Black British, Black African or Caribbean.

Through fortnightly workshops the Black Writers Collective develop their own skills as writers through workshops, sharing of their own work with each other and public audiences, as well as hearing from invited industry guests. Previous guests have included Charlotte Bennett of Paines Plough, and writers and performers Nathan Bryon and Tyrell Williams.

“Thank you for giving us a space to explore, trust ourselves as writers and continued support!”

The Collective is free to join, although we may begin to operate a waiting list if there is a lot of interest.

We meet every other Monday from 7 – 8.30pm, both in person at Southwark Playhouse and online.

Artistic Directors of the Future is the first membership organisation dedicated to increasing the number of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders in the arts.

Membership is open to theatre & live performance professionals (emerging, mid-career, established and career changers) and organisations worldwide.

What we do:
- Provide leadership training, events, and programmes for Black, Asian or ethnically diverse (Global majority) theatre/live performance creatives and professional at any stage of their leadership career. To check if you are eligible click here
- We partner with leading theatre and live performance organisations to diversify their networks and diversify their senior staff and trustees.

The Black Theatre & Film Directory is a global online database which features profiles of Black theatre and film talent right across the industry including performers and creatives.

Designed to expand awareness and visibility of Black expertise. It provides the international theatre and film industry with a pool of talent to enhance diversity and connection in theatre and film.

Find international Black theatre & film talent:
- Performers
- Creatives
- Theatre
- Organisations
- Film
- Vocational Teachers

Join the Black Theatre & Film Directory! If you are a Black performer, behind the scenes creative or theatre / film organization, register today to create your profile and be seen by the international theatre / film industry.

Sorry, under 18's are not currently allowed on this directory.

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