Commission Opportunities

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Children's Theatre Commission

We're currently looking to work with artists seeking to put British Muslim experiences on the stage for children and families.

  • Stratford Circus Arts Centre (SCAC) and Kala Sangam will commission a new piece of family theatre by an artist or company
  • The commission will share & celebrate British Muslim experiences, culture and communities
  • The commission with premiere in Autumn 2020 in London & Bradford - Makers & artists of Muslim heritage are encouraged to apply
  • Applications close Friday 5th July at 5pm

SCAC in Newham East London and Kala Sangam in Bradford will work together to commission a brand new piece of work to premiere in Autumn 2020.

Recognising a lack of representation in children’s theatre, the organisations will partner with Amal, a programme of the Saïd Foundation, to support artists/companies bringing stories of British Muslim experiences to the stage.

The aims of the commission include increasing understanding of British Muslim communities by celebrating culture on stage, as well as ensuring children see themselves represented in theatre.

With shared values of inclusivity, access, representation and joy, we hope to bring an exciting new piece to communities in Newham, Bradford and the wider UK.

Please read the brief for more information and details on how to apply.


Download the brief

Photo: Big Up! by Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High (2019)
Photo by Helen Murray