Three organisations will receive a total of £669,966. The successful projects are:

Tara Arts Group Ltd (London); the 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 3 year programme working with 8 regional theatres in England including Derby Playhouse, Margate Theatre Royal and Peterborough Key Theatre. 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.

zeroPlus Theatre (West Midlands) is a Theatre in Education company that wishes to establish a touring network in London, the Midlands, and the South East by touring two new productions that hope to engage South Asian audiences and young people from area of low arts engagement. Considered specifically so as to be of interest across school and community venues, the first production will concentrate on stories about local people’s involvement in the First World War, with the second considering challenges around faith symbolism.

Raw Material Music & Media (London); the aim of Raw Roads: Invisible will be to promote new music, artist development and performance by taking residence in 5 cities across England. Featuring public performances and workshops based on a musical street performance about home and belonging, Raw Roads aspires to work with young people and culturally diverse communities, including migrant populations, to create musical responses about the themes of culture, identity and migration.

A full list of successful applicants from the previous rounds can also be found here.

The Strategic touring programme targets places with low levels of art engagement and those that rely on touring for arts and culture. In particular, it increases work for and by children and young people and people from diverse backgrounds. Full details can be found on the Arts Council website.

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