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Arts opportunities


 Migrant Voice - Arts opportunities

* Do you have a climate justice project? If so, Autograph might back you with £1,000. Apply by 22 April.

* The Arcola Theatre is recruiting participants to join its new community theatre group for adults who have experience of forced migration and being a refugee. No experience needed, just an interest to work with others in a creative way to explore performance, poetry and movement. Weekly free sessions every Monday evening. Facilitators speak in English, Arabic and French.

* London Film Festival is accepting submissions for UK shorts and features for LFF 2024 in October. Contact lffsubmissions@bfi.org.uk

* the other side of hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature invites works in English for publication in print and online. The submissions window is open until 30 April. Info: Other side of Hope

* Film Africa, 25 October - 3 November, will present film in London venues. Enter your film now.

* Are you a writer, director, producer or theatre-maker with a piece of new writing that you’d like to put in front of an audience? This is the place.

* Papatango has launched a digital playwriting course, with tips and insights from a host of top artists.

* Artists and companies “with bold stories to tell” are invited to contact Theatro Technis, which is accepting applications for the Camden Fringe Festival. Email programme@theatrotechnis.com with details of your proposed show, technical requirements and some information about you as an artist/company.

* Riverside Studios is offering a regular drop-in playwriting group:  “Whether you’re working on a script and want creative inspiration, you're intrigued by the idea of writing a play, or simply want a creative outlet, these monthly meetups are informal, fun and open to everyone.”

* Artists’ alert: London is to get a memorial to slave trade victims, at West India Quay in Docklands. “It is vital that our public spaces reflect the heritage of our great city - in all its diversity and complexity,” said Mayor Sadiq Khan. City Hall will allocate £500,000 and other contributions will be sought.  A public consultation will be followed by a competition for the artist. Unveiling is scheduled for 2026.

* Sounds Like Home invites women of all backgrounds to celebrate their heritage through songs from their native lands, culminating in a choir performance in March. Meet Wednesdays 10.30am -12.30pm. Refreshments and travel costs available for those needing assistance. More information here

* Citizens of the World, a choir that grew out of the Calais “Jungle” and now has 50 members from 30 countries, says it welcomes new members (and bookings!). It rehearses in Blackheath in south-east London on Wednesday evenings. Details on the website

* Artists Karen Jelenje and Esther Phillips will lead a hands-on workshop on 25 May, sharing how they incorporate questions of identity, culture and heritage into creative practice. A collaborative artwork will be made, pieces of which will be posted to each participant.

* £10,000 is on offer to help  transform your short script into a film. There are conditions and a fee, but the fee can be halved if you apply with code  RICHMIXHALFPRICE.


Thanks to volunteer Daniel Nelson (editor of Eventslondon.org) for compiling this list.

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Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: info@migrantvoice.org

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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