One of the many beautiful things about theatre is the ability to bring people together from all walks of life and backgrounds. But dare I say it there needs to be so much more of this and also including more diversity because it’s sadly lacking here in Australia.
The Artists of Colour Initiative (AOC) newly founded by Tarik Frimpong (Madiba the musical, Aladdin and Angus is Mary Poppins Returns) is a scholarship program designed to provide financial assistance and industry support, to exceptionally talented theatre performers, based in Australia, that identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour.
For me personally I think this couldn’t of come at a better time and I’m so excited to see what unfolds and to be able to support/get behind this amazing program and artists.
So how to do I sign up and or get involved I hear you ask? that’s a very good question there are several ways you can support and or get involved so allow me to lay them out.
- Social media: search AOC Initiative
- Website: aocinitiative.com
- Go fund me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/artists-of-colour-initiative-the-scholarship?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Lets spread the word and get behind this once in a lifetime program