Donate: Become A Talawa Maker

As a charity we cannot do what we do without your help. You can support Talawa and our Black British 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 percentage has remained static since 2017/2018 despite Office of National Statistics figures showing the working age BAME population in England at 16%. . 

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.

* Arts Council England, 2020, Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case

  • Join Today

    Sign up below to become a 'Talawa Maker' by setting up a regular gift  by direct debit though Charity Checkout.

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

  • 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. 

  • 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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