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Arts Council England announces support for Black Live

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ARTS Council England has announced support for Black Live from its Strategic Touring funds.

Black Live is a pioneering national consortium of eight regional theatres led by Tara Arts, committed to effecting change for BAME touring theatre through a sustainable three-year programme of national touring, structural support and audience development.

Black Live is a partnership of Tara Arts, Derby Theatre, Queen Hall (Hexham), the Lighthouse (Poole), Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds, Theatre Royal Margate, Stratford Circus (London) and Key Theatre (Peterborough).

Black Live expects to work with emerging and established BAME companies across England to commission and tour high quality productions to the consortia theatres over the coming three years.

Black Live will shape a dynamic national programme of mid- and small-scale tours. Its structured audience development and community engagement programmes will include live digital streaming and cinema relay.

The ACE said:

“Tara Theatre is an Asian-led London based theatre company that champions creative diversity through cross-cultural theatre. The title of the successful project is Black Live, a three year programme working with eight regional theatres in England…The aim will be to increase and sustain audiences beyond the life of the project, connecting artists of diverse backgrounds with new audiences throughout England.”