Black Theatre Live


Equator Festival in Margate

28 September 2017

Oct 13th, Turner Contemporary, Margate
1pm - 5.30pm

‘Diversity is the backbone of a thriving society'

After the EQUATOR FESTIVALS successful launch in June at the Marlowe Theatre we shall be hosting our 2nd session at the

Turner Contemporary, Margate on Oct 13th : 1 - 5.30pm. 
Due to the interesting and varied discussions in June there are many organisations that have expressed an interest in talking about their work around Diversity. 

Our speakers include a lead organisation talking about their work with the Roma community in Margate based in the Cliftonville area, and we will also have an in-depth session around barriers to funding for diverse-led work. 

Also speaking will be Black Theatre Live local engagement specialist Ayaan Bulale.   Her input on engaging with local BAME audiences will be enlightening. She and Pam Hardiman have been instrumental in bringing the Black Theatre Live performance of BIG FOOT which is on the night before -  Oct 12th at 7.30pm.  Tickets are only £10 and details and info THEATRE ROYAL MARGATE
This session and the next will be themed around funding opportunities, and we have the Heritage Lottery Fund,  the Arts Council, and the Kent Community Foundation talking about their funding programmes. There will be 1-1 sessions available to discuss your project with them, to network with others, and talk about your work.  Further chances to have 1-1 sessions on marketing, funding, and project development from specialist advisors at future Network meetings will also be set up depending on demand. 
Please do email us back on [email protected] if you are interested in a 1-1 session. 
The Heritage Lottery Fund - Does your community group or organisation have an idea for a heritage project? Could the work you already do be the inspiration for a heritage project? Perhaps you want to tell a story which has been lost, forgotten, or never even told?  The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK, and offers grants for projects which explore and engage people with heritage of all kinds, including people’s memories and important cultural traditions.

HLF are also looking for suitable advisors to join their funding advisory groups so if you are interested in having a say as to what gets funded in this region then please do talk to the officers at this meeting. HLF WEBSITE
Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts is an open access funding programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. They offer awards from £1,000 to £100,000 to support a wide variety of arts-related activities, from dance to visual arts, literature to theatre, music to combined arts.  ACE GRANTS FOR THE ARTS
Kent Community Foundation awards grants to groups and individuals in Kent and Medway, with an aim to build strong and vibrant communities throughout the county. Our role as a Community Foundation is to match applications from the community to our donors’ interests.
If you can't make this session there will be another session on funding as part of our next meeting in Feb 2018.  Also Marlowe Theatre will be hosting a funding session with House Theatre on Nov 2nd.   For further details go to HOUSE THEATRE
If you want to speak about your work, or looking for suitable partners please do send us further details. We invite artists to discuss their work with others.

Arts and Cultural organisations can lead the way in diversity as an integral part of what they do, the work they programme and the staff they employ so that arts and culture can belong to everyone.
Organisations and individuals can book one place each as we have a limited capacity of 30.  We would like to thank Turner Contemporary for hosting this event with us. Please use the link below.


Date: Friday 13th October 2017
Time: 1.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Turner Contemporary, Margate CT9 1HG