Purple Moon Drama



Join us at our next Tamasha Scratch Night on 12 Oct 2018 to find our more about what being an Associate Company involves

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Tamasha Associate Companies 2019 - apply now

Applications are now open for emerging BAME-led theatre companies to apply to become a Tamasha Associate Company in 2019.

Becoming a Tamasha Associate Company is an informal one-year attachment, during which you will benefit from the professional expertise of our core team, our office space, and our industry connections to guide you on your professional development as an organisation.

The package of support you'll receive is bespoke to each company’s needs, but may include advice on fundraising, marketing, dramaturgy, budgeting, or finding venues and appropriate collaborators.

Towards the end of the year, Tamasha dedicates one of its Scratch Nights to showcase works-in-progress from each Associate Company to an audience of public and industry professionals.

Please note that all interested companies will need to be Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) led, where at least 50% of their core creatives identifying as artists of colour. This will also need to be reflected in the work each company intends to produce.

Find out more at our next Tamasha Scratch Night

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Company, you are invited to buy a ticket to our forthcoming Associate Companies Scratch Night at Rich Mix on Friday 12 October 2018.

Join us from 5.30pm for a special pre-show 'meet and greet' - a chance to meet the Tamasha team to ask any questions you may have about what becoming an Associate Company involves.

After the performance, there will be a post-show discussion where you can hear from our current Associate Companies, Purple Moon Drama and Written Foundations Theatre Company, learn how they spent their time with us. There is no obligation to decide if applying to be a Tamasha Associate Company might be for you.

If you would like to join us, first purchase a ticket for Scratch Night, and then register your attendance at the 5.30pm pre-show reception by emailing stella@tamasha.org.uk.

How to apply to become a Tamasha Associate Company

Please send the following to stella@tamasha.org.uk by Friday 26 October:

  • A letter of application (two pages maximium) explaining your company’s ethos, recent history and previous work (including any web links). Please also outline why you feel your company would benefit from being a Tamasha Associate Company, and what projects you might initiate during your time with us.
  • Recent CVs and completed equal opportunties forms for each of the core creatives.


Since 2016, we have supported five Associate Companies in London and Plymouth with many going on to receive Arts Council funding for their projects and productions: 

Purple Moon Drama 
Written Foundations Theatre Company 
Rightful Place Theatre Company 
Reaching Higher 
Beyond Face