Javaad Alipoor joins Sheffield Theatres as an artist in residence
Sheffield Theatres has received £150,000 in funding from Arts Council England as part of the Change Makers programme. The funding will enable the organisation to appoint director Javaad Alipoor as an artist in residence and increase diversity in all areas of its work.
Drawing on Javaad’s experience, Sheffield Theatres will focus on increasing engagement with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and artists, creating significant changes in its audiences, its programming, recruitment and integrated casting. Additionally, three new trainee positions will be created to increase the diversity of the staff team.
Javaad Alipoor, said: ‘Sheffield is a city that means a lot to me. It is a proud city full of history, passion, ambition and guts, and Sheffield Theatres embodies each of those qualities in the work they do. I’m looking forward to spending some real time in the city, contributing to it and this organisation by making theatre and working within the team.’