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Vamos Emerging Artists Programme

Vamos Emerging Artists

Welcome to the Vamos Emerging Artists programme.

Each year the programme invites emerging and inquisitive young artists from diverse communities across the country to take part in free or subsidised mask taster sessions, learning mask techniques, creating physical character and devising non-verbal theatre that connects and moves audiences.

From these taster workshops, we bring together a group of artists for a residency to create and perform mask theatre from shared stories and backgrounds, finalising in public performances.

Details of Vamos Emerging Artists 2023 will be announced soon.

Congratulations to our Emerging Artists, Class of 2022
Ciaran Forde, Shaun Hartman, Tisa Klicek, Owen Marcus, Sharon Masih, Jessica Melia, Ciaran O’Breen, Daniel Rushorth, Estere Slare, Michael Sookham, Sonia Thakurdesai, Weronika Twardowska, Rose Wilson

Thank you to our partner venues: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton; Jacksons Lane, London; Mercury Theatre, Colchester; The Exeter Northcott; University of Wolverhampton; University of Worcester; and Worcester Theatres. Vamos Emerging Artists Programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by the Barry Jackson Trust.

What Emerging Artists say...

My experience was absolutely incredible! This workshop was totally eye opening for me.

I didn't have to worry about not knowing anything about mask acting, it was totally un-intimidating and I had a really great time!

Engaging and interesting and so enjoyable. I left feeling really inspired.

Really excited to play around and see what moments can be highlighted in a performance by removing language!