QTIBPOC Creatives

QTIBPOC Creatives is a participatory arts and performance project and youth theatre, directed by Kayza Rose and Charlene Frost for Duckie. It runs every Monday night in Hackney, East London from 7pm until 9.30pm (2021 - 2023)

QTIBPOC: Queer, Trans and Intersex Black & People of Colour

Specifically, the collective is for working class LGBTQI+ young people, aged between 18 and 26, from Black, Brown and minority ethnic backgrounds

Many youth theatre programmes serve the university classes – this project aims to particularly target participants who are not in further education and provide a grass roots cultural alternative route for ordinary urban young folx to use the performing arts as a tool for liberation, development and personal growth

We want to inspire creativity, resilience and confidence in young queer, trans and intersex Black & people of colour

The collective directly addresses the lack of Black and people of colour in the arts through co-educational learning and the sharing of skills and knowledge necessary to survive as an artist in London

The focus is on personal development, artistic development, strategies of surviving, thriving and community building

With the backdrop of a comfortable, accessible, welcoming drop-in safe space the project will feature an exciting weekly programme of inspirational guest speakers, workshop leaders, tutors, activists and artists from the flourishing QTIBPOC community in London

This group is currently not taking on new members as a strong group has been formed but we may do so in the future

You can check the group out here on Instagram

The project is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England

In 2018 this project had an original pilot run for 25 weeks and performances were presented at Latitude Festival and Rich Mix 


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