Active Inquiry receive 2 year funding from Creative Scotland!

3rd August, 2015 - Posted by Gavin - 1 Comment

Woo hoo!

After funding our successful Divided We Fall? and Resilience projects, Creative Scotland have now awarded funding for Active Inquiry’s work for two years!

Building on the work from our recent Resilience project, we will again be working with groups from Bethany, Shakti Women’s Aid and The ALMA project to create a network of three community Theatre of the Oppressed Companies in Edinburgh.

Being able to work with these groups over a two year period will enable us to build much better connections and allow the groups to become semi-autonomous – all the time being supported by members of the Active Inquiry Company.

The groups will all develop work to perform to members of their own communities as well as at a mini-festival at Out of the Blue each May and in the Just Festival in August 2016 and 2017.

On top of this Active Inquiry will set up a new Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOTOL) which will be open to anyone interested in the possibilities of the Theatre of the Oppressed and will meet every two weeks in Edinburgh from February 2016.

Gavin Crichton, Artistic Director of Active Inquiry “This funding from Creative Scotland is a recognition of the important work we do with the community groups we engage with. Two years of funding means that we have the time to develop our theatre as part of long-term community development processes that are so crucial to our work. We look forward to developing a network of Theatre of the Oppressed Companies in Edinburgh like ones we have seen work so well in other European Cities.”

Posted on: August 3, 2015

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Matthew Wheatley

August 3rd, 2015 at 12:22 pm    

Hi Gavin! Great news! Hope to see further great things coming, you deserve it!

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