Looking to connect with other Christian arts organisations?
Passion Plays are unique arts projects because they are community-based, outdoor, free performances that involve volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Core teams of professional artists, actors and theatre professionals work with large volunteer casts and crew to bring the Easter story to life in local communities around the UK every year.
The Passion Trust is the only UK charity that exists to support Passion Plays, but there are many other Christian arts organisations that can provide support, contacts, inspiration and sometimes grants.
How to connect with other Christians arts organisations?
The Arts Centre Group
They have gatherings, exhibitions and mentoring, as well as awards and competitions. Their website includes the following statement:
We are committed to enabling and empowering members to grapple with issues of faith and spirituality and the influence this has on their work and artistic expression. For the artist who regularly engages with moral issues and questions of integrity, it provides a forum of safety from which to explore and debate.
Catholic Association of Performing Arts
You can become a member and join a community to develop talents and skills in all areas encompassing the performing arts. Their vision is to reach out to the wider community through a variety of events and projects produced.
Actors and Writers
This is London’s longest-running professional play-reading forum for actors and writers. It meets in Hammersmith, London W6, on alternate Monday evenings for rehearsed readings and chaired discussions of new plays.
AWL has been instrumental in bringing actors, writers, directors and producers together to launch numerous theatre companies, including Red Needle, Tricolore, BEST, Historia, Entire, Rare Fortune, And Tomorrow, Novanda, Living The Drama and Pack A Punch Theatre Companies. There have also been a number of one-off productions.