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About Us

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 the organisation was established in response to those queer spaces being razed.
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 WHAT WE DO 

 Artist Development 


We run regular artist development and commissioning programmes championing LGBTQIA+ performance makers working across disciplines to create dynamic new work!


 Performance Platforms 


We host digital screenings, events and performances at venues and festivals across London and beyond. Collaborating with partners including Stanley Arts, London Philharmonia, The Glory, The Yard Theatre and many more!
 

 Sector Support 


We manage the Queer Arts Consortium, a group of  organisations working collaboratively to strengthen the queer cultural sector. We also host Queer Clash Diary, an annual get together for artists, producers & community groups to share projects, plans and ideas that shape the future of queer culture.

 WHO WE ARE 

Raze Collective is a queer artist-led organisation. Our team works within the queer community to support queer artists.

 Creative Team 

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Seyi Osibamowo (she/they)
Creative Producer

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Fraser Buchanan (he/they)
Creative Producer

& Dance artist

Gayathiri Kamalakanthan (they/them)
Access Coordinator

& Poet

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Lucy Hayhoe (she/her)
CEO

& Live Artist

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Flynn Klein (he/they)

Communications Assistant

 

 

 Artist Steering Group 

Our Artist steering group reviews and advises on our programme, future plans and community outreach

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Cassie Leon (she/her)

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Frankie Thompson (she/her)

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Ade Bajomo (they/them)

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Pierre (they/them)

 Board of Trustees 

Lynsey Bonnell (Co-Chair): Workshop facilitator, writer, producer / performer

Pembe Tokluhan: ​Technical Production Manager & Founder of Petok Productions

 

Steve Hignell (Co-Chair): An expert in cultural strategy, policy & impact analysis
 

Emily Drake: Associate Creative Director Rankin Creative

Florent Trioux:
Freelance Producer

 

Almiro Andrade: University Lecturer, educationist, actor, director, dramaturg & theatre translator (this is a live list, growing as my practice continues expanding)

 

Alice Holland: Creative Producer & Festival Programmer


 

  Accessibility Statement - October 2023 

We are working towards disability justiceas coined by Sins Invalid. Disability justice is a social justice framework that recognises the intersecting impacts of white supremacy, colonial capitalism and ableism in understanding how people's bodies and minds are labeled 'unproductive', 'disposable' and/or 'invalid'. 

 

We align ourselves with Scope’s ethos that follows the social model of disability:
The social model says people are disabled by society, not by their impairments or conditions. 

 

We have a broad understanding of what disability means. This includes physical and mental health conditions, neurodivergence and chronic illness. We appreciate that not all individuals who fit into one or more of those categories will describe themselves as disabled, and will follow their lead on the correct term to use.

 

We offer to build access riders with artists we work with as we understand these are a key tool for people to communicate their access needs effectively. We listen to our audience’s requirements and aim to be specific about what access needs can be met at a given time. We will be as detailed as possible about the access provisions that will be present at our events. We have an Access Coordinator within our team and we work with specialist access consultants throughout our projects.

 

We are still learning, unlearning and implementing ways to be as accessible as possible. We will always welcome feedback. Feel free to email access@razecollective.com

 

 

* SOURCE SITE Sins Invalid

 Funders and sponsors 

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