In January 2021, acta associate, Jody Cook, secured Arts Council England investment to deliver her “Silent Heroines Disco” project in Lockleaze this year. Inspired by her trip with the acta staff team to the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) in 2017, acta supported Jody to make a bid to deliver her own version here in Bristol in 2021. An immersive theatre piece delving into the untold stories of the all-female cast, through an exciting, alternative audio performance.
We are delighted to announce that Maya Shakida Khatun and Aqeel Abdulla have been appointed as the two new half-time acta drama workers for the next academic year.
Workers from our workplace learning programme, acta Foundation, are invited to blog about their experiences of working for acta. Meet Maya Khatun and Aqeel Abdulla, our 17/18 drama workers, and Sara Snook, Director’s Assistant. Also read past blogs from Donna Thompson, Jody Cook, Tracey Harvey, Aiden Connor, Rosalie Pordes, Kathryn Hopkins; and Kat Bray.
We are currently recruiting for a new one year workplace learning (acta Foundation) job, starting September, a Director’s Assistant. Deadline for applications 24 July.
The next Foundation seminar will be on 13 November. Then and Now… When acta started in 1985, it was Thatcher’s Britain. Today, acta’s work is thriving under another Conservative government. How much of acta’s work has been a political response to the inequalities of our society, theatre and the arts? Is acta a political organisation?
Kaat Zoontjens from Rotterdams Wijktheater will join us for the next acta foundation seminar, to discuss how we engage new people in creating original theatre. Also with a Bristol theatre panel on engaging young people across the City.
The next seminar will take place on Friday 8 May – Rules of Engagement?
The next free Foundation seminar will take place on Friday 13 February, 1.30 – 4.30pm, and will focus on evaluation of participatory arts. How do we measure the social, artistic, cultural and economic value of community theatre, and does this help us to advocate for public funding of the arts?
How to produce the community theatre of your dreams and earn a living too.
Notes from the seminar held on Friday 7 November, to discuss partnerships & collaborations, developing project proposals and securing funding now available.
The first in a series of acta Foundation seminars, to bring together experienced practitioners, students, academics and people looking to develop a career in the sector, to share & learn.
Friday 25 April, 2014, 1.30 – 4.30pm at acta centre, Bristol
Devising community theatre – with script, or without?