Meet the artists we support

 As an artist development space we champion and amplify marginalised voices, and this year has seen us embracing new ways of sharing untold stories. Here, we share with you the growing list of artists we’ve worked with.

In 2020, we commissioned Two Destination Language who collated years of experience in virtual residencies, meetings and other online events into a document titled “Ploughing your Field”. A sincere and thought-provoking publication that explores how to assemble meaningful dialogue among creative practitioners, online.
Donnie Horvath is a talented Hungarian filmmaker. A University of Bradford graduate passionate about capturing the beauty of Yorkshire. He has filmed and edited several event videos for us throughout 2019 & 2020.
Ric Neale is a musician, songwriter and performer.

In Feb 2020 and June 2020, Ric took part in the On Endings digital residency to start work on a new song cycle about grief.

Shabina Aslam was commissioned to develop Bussing Out; residencies in February and March 2020. Bussing Out explores the dispersal of ethnic minority children within Bradford Primary schools between 1965-1980.
Radicle Comedy was founded by Natalie Diddams in 2019. A participatory project that invites women to experiment with comedy, humour and laughter. In Feb 2021, we collaborated with Natalie to deliver a series of online comedy workshops to a group in Bradford and Karachi,  culminating in a virtual showcase.

 

House of Flava held a Vogue Workshop as part of the Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
Kafayat Adegoke performed Per-so-na as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020. An one-woman immersive piece that aims to show that a person can read books & twerk, be tough & vulnerable, be spiritual & a freak, be woke & traditional. Be Yoruba & a Funster & Queer. 
Gloop performed The Gloop Show 2: Glooptopia! as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020. The piece explores a new language of political hope through shocking and stunning visuals to create ‘Commucracy’; Communist Democracy. 
Isma Almas performed About A Buoy at our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.
The piece explores trans-racial adoption, gender, religion, sexuality, race, one homophobic Muslim mother and Freddie Mercury.
Vijay Patel performed Pull the Trigger and held a workshop on creating autobiographical work as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
Nathanial J Hall performed First Time and held a workshop on creating autobiographical work as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
Kirsty Taylor and Martha Cecilia performed #HereCoz as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020. Kirsty’s own brand of spoken word is mashed-up with verbatim testimonies, poetic narrative and filmic montage to create a touching performance. 
Bread + Roses held a queer breakfast event as part of the Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
Marikiscrycrycry (aka Malik Sharpe) performed He’s Dead as part of  the Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
The Brick Box  held a club night Welcome Home Sexy as part of the Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
Lucy Bairstow was commissioned to develop Yes, Grief, followed by a residency in January 2020.
Megaphone was created by Al Dix and Sandra McCracken for the Wi(t)hness Weekend at Theatre in the Mill in November 2019. A participatory piece involving a miniature Bradford set which members of the public were invited to populate with tiny signs; a table-top protest.
Lung Theatre performed Trojan Horse as part of our Wit(h)ness Weekender in November 2019.
The Open Wheel were commissioned to develop Welcome to Goma. The project follows the Goma CC, a cycle group in the Democratic Republic of Congo and turns cycle footage into a 360 virtual reality film inviting audiences to climb onto a static pedal bike with a VR headset and experience the thrill.
Jamal Gerald completed a residency with us to develop Idol which debuted at the Weekender in May 2019. Jamal then did a second residency with us in January and February 2020 to re-developed Idol for touring.
Natalie Diddams & Sophie Collins ran two series of the Women’s Comedy Workshop in 2019 & 2020 ending in sell-out shows entitled Not An Open Mic Night. 
Naomi Sumner Chan performed Same Same Different in May 2019 exploring adoption, identity and belonging; sharing stories gathered from adoptees around the world.
Demi Nandhra performed Life Is No Laughing Matter at our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.

Check out Demi’s website.

 

Proto-type Theatre performed The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) in April 2019.

Check out Proto-type Theatre’s website

Javaad Alipoor Productions performed Rich Kids as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019. 
509 Arts were commissioned to develop Decade, their residency was in August 2019. In 2029, Al Dix will be 80 years old. By then things will be different. Decade will share Al’s personal journey into old age and follow his attempts to understand, interrogate and document the world as it happens.
Lola Maury Productions were commissioned to develop Brouhaha and performed at Theatre in the Mill in April 2019.
Harry Josephine Giles & Co performed Drones as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.
Two Destination Language were commissioned to develop Fault Lines and Lone Wolves; performed Lone Wolves as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019. Part of their commission was the  creative exploration of multi-channel audio technologies. 
Made in China performed Super Duper Close Up at our Weekender in 2019. The piece tells the story of a 21st century woman’s journey through a labyrinth of click-bait and pop cliché exploring our relationship with social media.
Nathan Geering was commissioned in October 2019 to develop technologies for accessible performance development and delivery. Leading the way in providing dynamic audio description that result in a product that stimulates the listener’s imagination in unique and accurate ways. Check out what Nathan is up to by following Rationale Method
Amanda Huxtable was commissioned to develop Trumpet. 
Daniel Bernard was commissioned to develop Swipe Right and performed as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.
Ema Boswood was commissioned to develop Ghost Sexxx with a residency in September 2019.
Punjabi Roots Academy held Bhangra Bhoot as part of our Wit(h)ness Weekender in November 2019.
Freedom Studios performed their Street Voices Showcase in April 2019 and held residency in September and October 2019.