Duckie QTIPOC Creatives

Duckie QTIPOC Collective

After a 25 week run, this programme is currently on a break until we get the funding for the next block

Summer 2018 performances were presented at Latitude Festival and Rich Mix

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.”

Duckie QTIPOC Coreatives was a creative participatory performance project and a youth theatre that ran every Monday night for 25 weeks in Stoke Newington from 7pm until 9.30

QTIPOC stands for Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour. Specifically, the collective is for working class LGBTQI* young people, aged between 18 and 26, from BAME backgrounds

It's aim was to inspire creativity, resilience and confidence in young queer, trans and intersex people of colour

The project directly addressed the lack of 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

A collective and participatory approach put the young people at the centre of decision making with Senior Youth Worker Aaks and Artistic Directors Azara & Lasana Shabazz providing guidance and mentorship

The focus was on developing artistic skills; personal development; using art as an instrument for social and political change; strategies of survival and community building

The project was funded by The Big Lottery, Arts Council England, West Hackney Parochial Charity, Mind in the City, Hackney & Waltham Forest, St Paul’s Church West Hackney and Duckie

“It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community

I hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you.” - Janet Mock

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