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Mafwa Theatre: Seeking Mentors

Mafwa Theatre: Seeking Mentors
Written by Mafwa Theatre  02/03/2021

Mafwa Theatre are currently on the look out for mentors to support our Associate Artists.

Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre company which brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together. We use drama and the arts to create work that celebrates our similarities and differences, brings women together and speaks truth to power. We use our platform to highlight and enable development opportunities for artists and theatre makers from migrant backgrounds, advocate for migrant rights and celebrate diverse communities.

This year we have been funded by the National Lottery and Arts Council England to co-create a twelve month programme alongside five Associate Artists. The programme provides the Associate Artists with the chance to develop their artistic practice, create their own work and receive career support.

We are looking for mentors who are experienced in their field, to support Mafwa’s Associate Artists to reach their artistic and career development goals. We are looking for individuals with expertise in:

· Acting for stage and screen

· Writing for stage and screen

· Directing for stage and screen

· Creative writing (particularly in multiple languages)

Each mentor will support one Associate Artist via three one-to-one meetings throughout the year. Mentors will be paid for their time at £50 per one hour meeting.

We are specifically looking for mentors who reflect the life experiences of the Associate Artists. 

If you are interested, please send one of the following to

· a link to a portfolio of your work or a website 

· an up to date CV

· a voice note describing your artistic practice 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We'd be grateful if you could share this call out.

Top Image: Arts Together/ Tom Arber

Bottom Image: Anne /  Lizzie Coombes

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