(In their words):
HighTide are leaders in developing extraordinary diverse talent. We have a long history of nurturing award winning writers including Vinay Patel and Theresa Ikoko, whose debut plays were produced by HighTide. We are dedicated to seeking out artists and ensuring that they have the tools, opportunities and platform to reach their full potential.
In 2020, it’s even more crucial to us that we recognise and lift up new voices. We want to work with writers who are forward thinking, who are considering how to make art in response to the tumultuous times we’re living in. We asked the question ‘how can we tool artists to be creating work with a civic duty at the heart of it whilst making sure that they are able to look after their own heart, soul and mind?’ Our answer to this is the School of HighTide.
The School of HighTide is open to playwrights who identify as Black, Asian, MENA, Latin and/or all Minority Ethnic heritage. It is a free 3-month workshop programme curated by Director and HighTide Associate Artist Chris Sonnex designed to develop craft and deepen thinking through a series of workshops led by a wide range of leading practitioners.
The workshop series will offer a safe space to converse, listen and reflect on the significant inequalities in the arts sector, and to implement change and positive response. The school will be an opportunity not only to develop your craft but also how to use your artistic voice to tell stories that reflect the urgent political and social changes that have happened this year.
Find out more and apply here.
Deadline: 6 December 2020 at 5pm
Source: High Tide