To make a new piece of performance for 2015 to be premiered at The Southbank Centre on 20th June for Refugee Week UK.
About the project
The Paper Project is a group of young migrant artists from Ovalhouse who create inspiring and innovative, cross-arts performances. The group explores the issues and experiences of migration, in particular, the trafficking of young people and the human rights of undocumented children.
The Paper Project began in 2013 as collaboration between a group of young migrant artists, Ovalhouse, Counterpoints Arts, and Mark Storor, an award-winning artist and theatre director who specialises in collaborating with participants who are on the margins of society. The first performance was a cross arts, immersive, promenade performance, exploring the artists’ experience of migration. It was performed at Ovalhouse as part of the Arts and Migration Festival and at Manchester University as part of the Platforma Festival and conference.
The Paper Project is a community non-profit group. They have been asked to launch their new show about recent events in The Mediterranean at The Southbank Centre in London on June 20th and need support to make it happen.
So, now we want to make a new perfomance for summer 2015 and we need your help. Over the next few weeks we will create an exciting, physical performance informed and inspired by current issues around migration in Europe. The piece is called Safina Al Hayat - 'life boat' in Arabic.
Building on our two previous project we will collaborate with composer Rosa Brook who will work alongside us in the devising process to create an original score.
Supporting The Paper Project will help us to develop our talents as young artists from new communities. It will give us a creative voice to communicate with audiences about the migrant perspective and help people to understand the real costs of immigration policy. No one on the project gets paid, they make work to raise awareness and because they believe art is an important weapon against ignorance. The money raised will pay for props, costumes, recording and mixing of music, transport, publicity materials and artists expenses to make the performances in 2015 as successful as possible.
This is what a theatre critic said about out work:
The Paper Project, remarkably, generates a spirit of generosity - a potent, moving contrast to the welcome so often offered to new visitors in our midst. Carole Woddis Reviewsgate
Please help us to continue this important work.