Case study:Achates Fundraises: Talawa

Talawa is the UK’s outstanding Black British Theatre Company. Their purpose is to champion Black Excellence in theatre to nurture talent in emerging and established artists of African or Caribbean heritage, and to tell inspirational and passionate stories, reflecting Black experiences through art.

In recent years, Talawa has established an outstanding track record of critically acclaimed work, much of it by emerging or first-time writers, with major theatre and broadcast partners, including the Lyric Hammersmith and BBC Radio 4.

In spring 2022, Achates supported Talawa in developing its funding application for a significant uplift in investment from Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation programme. Working closely with Talawa’s CEO, we helped them to develop the application narrative and provided robust critical-friend feedback on all aspects of the application, from inception to submission.