WHAT IS RAZE?
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 projects are managed by our team of highly experienced team of industry leading professionals, working within the queer community to support queer artists.
Creative Producer, also producer with The Cocoa Butter Club.
Operations Manager & Live artist.
Assistant Producer, Social Media Manager & Dance artist.
Digital Manager & Aerial artist
BOARD of trustees
The work of Raze is determined and directed by our Board:
Beck Tadman (Chair):
Producer with an academic interest in queer performance
Founder, administrator, back-seat driver
Experienced venue manager, queer nightlife veteran, now of the Outside Project & The Chateau.
An expert in cultural strategy, policy & impact analysis
Performer, live artist & theatre maker
Singer, producer and founder at The Cocoa Butter Club
Creative Director at Something Thing to Aim For
Director at East Creative
Producer at Sadler's Wells
We also have an Advisory Committee of experienced queer performers, producers, directors and academics who provide advice and guidance
We are always looking for new members to join the board so please get in touch.