Postponed - Anti-Racism and Allyship in the Arts



**This event is postponed until a future date**

Mondays 9 & 23 March | 10.00-18.00 | Dance Base
£60 for organisations | £40 independents

Dance Base Associate Artist, Claricia Parinussa, and Saaqib Afzal (D/ecology) will facilitate a two-part training for people working in arts and performance in Scotland.

Addressing prevalent issues of racial inequalities, structural racism and lack of representation and visibility of Artists of Colour in the performing arts in Scotland today. The two part training will uncover some of the underlying causes and power structures affecting current practice; unpick the term ‘diversity’ and will equip participants with the tools to make change in their working approaches across making, curating, programming, producing, marketing and audience development for performance.

Aimed at professionals and emerging practitioners across programming, producing, making, marketing, reviewing, and curating, this training is for those who are ready to learn about the root causes of inequalities and barriers, address complicity in institutions and explore how allyship can take form in their practice, to effect change.

Collaborators will include Saaqib Afzal and invited guests. 


Due to limited places we will have an open application process. Participants must be available to attend both sessions.

Please send a short expression of interest outlining:

  • a bit about you
  • your practice or current role / organisation if applicable
  • your interest for attending the training, 
  • and what your intention is for applying your knowledge from the training to your current practice or role

Please send by email to:, with subject line "Anti-Racism and Allyship in the Arts" by Monday 24 Feb at 11.00.

Places will be confirmed by Friday 28 Feb.



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