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Sustained Theatre Regional Associate Producers

The Sustained Theatre Regional Associate Producers' Programme (STRAPP) is an exciting new programme providing full-time, paid placements for four Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Associate Producers wishing to develop their producing skills and experience. Working in partnership with seven regional theatres (Contact Manchester, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre, Dukes Lancaster, Luton Culture - The Hat Factory Arts Centre, Mercury Colchester, and Richmix London) the programme, which is supported by Arts Council England’s Sustained Theatre Fund, provides high-level support and mentoring for the producers over a minimum of 18 months. Each producer is hosted in one of four regions and will produce one new show over the period of their associate role and projects including sustained community engagement and artists' development, reflecting a strong ‘sense of place’and collectively called IGNITE.   

The four Associate Producers are Rafia HussainDilek Latif, Anna Nguyen and Lian Wilkinson and they are hosted by Derby TheatreMercury Colchester (30 month placement), Dukes Lancaster and Belgrade Theatre Coventry, respectively. 

The three other theatre partners (i.e. Contact Theatre ManchesterLuton Culture - The Hat Factory Arts Centre and Richmix London) may take the touring productions and will also be involved in elements of the artist development / outreach activities to support the overarching ambitions of the programme – i.e. to diversify the cultural workforce and reach wider diverse audiences across England.

Find out more about each associate producer here > 

Find out about the IGNITE productions and projects here >

*STRAPP is part of Tamasha's ongoing Emerging Producers Scheme. Click to find out more >