Raze Collective is a charity dedicated to nurturing and developing innovative queer performance in the UK.
We create cultural opportunities for LGBTQIA+ artists, audiences and the wider public. We value the diversity of the queer cultural scene and work with artists, producers and organisations who share our values and ethos.
Raze was formed by grassroots performers, producers & audience members in the face of the closure of LGBTQIA+ venues. We're called Raze as as the organisation was established in response to those queer spaces being razed.
WHAT WE DO
We run regular artist development and commissioning programmes championing LGBTQIA+ performance makers working across disciplines to create dynamic new work, in whatever form that takes whether that be theatre, cabaret, dance, film, sound, or live art.
We host digital screenings, events and performances at venues and festivals across London and beyond, working with partners including Sink The Pink, Fringe! Queer Arts & Film Fest, London Philharmonia, The Glory, The Yard Theatre and many more!
We manage the Queer Arts Consortium, a model of shared organisational development. We also host Queer Clash Diary. An annual get together for queer-led organisations, artists, producers & community groups to share projects, plans and ideas that shape the future of London's thriving queer scene.
WHO WE ARE
Raze Collective is a queer artist-led organisation. Our team works within the queer community to support queer artists.
Seyi Osibamowo (she/they)
Fraser Buchanan (he/they)
& Dance artist
Gayathiri Kamalakanthan (they/them)
Lucy Hayhoe (she/her)
& Live artist
Flynn Klein (he/they)
Artist Steering Group
Our Artist steering group reviews and advises on our programme, future plans and community outreach
Cassie Leon (she/her)
Frankie Thompson (she/her)
Ade Bajomo (they/them)
Board of Trustees
Tam Vibert (Chair): Experienced venue manager, queer nightlife veteran, now of the Outside Project & The Chateau.
Tim Other (Treasurer): Founder, administrator, back-seat driver
Beck Tadman: Producer with an academic interest in queer performance
Steve Hignell: An expert in cultural strategy, policy & impact analysis
Krishna Istha: Performer, live artist & theatre maker
Tracy Gentles: Creative Director at Something Thing to Aim For
Florent Trioux: Producer at Sadler's Wells
We are always looking for new members to join the board so please get in touch.