Talawa Makers

As a charity we cannot do what we do without your help. You can support Talawa and our Black creatives by becoming a Talawa Maker

Deeply rich and refreshingly thought-provoking, for generations Black British theatre has inspired, stimulated and enriched British theatre for all.

Despite this, BAME creatives are significantly under-represented within the theatre industry, with only 9% of BAME artists hired permanently within the arts*.

This is not for lack of talent.

Black creatives face specific barriers that hinder their progression and artistic development. These include:

  • Financial Barriers
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Limited Networks

Through the power of theatre, we at Talawa work to overcome such barriers, providing Black creatives with the security, knowledge and platform to succeed within the industry.

*Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case: A Data Report2017-2018 (Arts Council England, 2018)

  • Double Your Donation 

    Until July 2019, your donation will be doubled as part of our match funding bid. By becoming a Talawa Maker today, your donation will go further toward supporting our Black creatives and the amazing work at Talawa!

    Levels of Support

    Talawa "Stars"

    For £5 per month you can become a Talawa Star.

    £5 per month could help to support emerging Black writers through out Script Reading Service, enabling us to keep this service free for our artists, working to overcome financial barriers our artists may face.

    Talawa "All-Stars"

    For £10 per month you can become a Talawa All-Star.

    £10 per month could help to support young Black creatives in our devised programme of workshops, providing a safe space for Black British artists to collaboratively explore their lived experiences through theatre.

    Talawa "Heroes"

    For £50 per month you can become a Talawa Hero.

    £50 per month could help to fund facilitators to prepare and deliver key workshops in a primary school, encouraging confidence in the arts from a young age.

    Talawa "Superheroes"

    For £80 per month you can become a Talawa Superhero.

    £80 per month could help to fund one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry professionals, providing our Black creatives with the indispensable networks to progress in their careers. 

  • JOIN TODAY

    Sign up today to become a Talawa Maker by setting up a regular gift though Charity Checkout by clicking Become a Talawa Maker below.

    All donations will support the area of work where it is most needed.

  • Click here to download the Talawa Makers Flyer

  • Help Talawa to support and develop Black artists at all stages of their careers

  • Artistic Director, Talawa

  • With thanks to our friends at The Groucho Club for providing their venue for filming.

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