Uproot Connect is a free 8-week online programme that aims to support Black theatre-makers who are at risk of leaving the industry. Sessions ran at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9th February - 1st April 2021.
Connect offered training in marketing, fundraising and alternative paths such as film and audio drama to 10 early-career artists. It also offered them the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and build their network. The 2021 programme’s mentors were Abigail Sewell and Tobi Kyeremateng FRSA. Alongside the programme, participants received 1-1 wellbeing coaching from Natasha Brown.
Shereen Jasmin Phillips
Roy Alexander Weise
An Arts Council England Representative
Bridge presented sessions with Theresa Ikoko and Abigail Gonda.