There are so many wonderful events and a range of arts organisations producing art and activities around the theme of refugees that we have developed an Arts Stream of Sanctuary in conjunction with our partners Counterpoint Arts who are leaders in the field of arts, migration and social change. Their mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture.
We already know that the arts in all its forms can move people and raise awareness in a more passionate way than listening to facts and figures.
Please feel free to explore these pages, use them as a resource for ideas and inspiration, develop your networks, celebrate refugee artists and send us more links and news. Our Sanctuary in Arts Awards are available for arts organisation for their commitment to the City of Sanctuary vision of welcome and inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees. Our first Theatre of Sanctuary, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, was awarded in January 2014. Since then we have many other sanctuary awarded arts organisations and a growing interest from theatre companies, art studios, museums and other arts organisations committed to our vision of a culture of welcome by raising awareness and engaging and celebrating talent and creativity amongst refugees.
Contact us ([email protected]) for help and advice about engaging your local theatre/ film centre / museum etc. to engage with sanctuary issues.
Latest Arts Posts from across the City of Sanctuary Network
Deda theatre showing refugee themed new play "A thing mislaid:
Do you want to see a show? A Thing Mislaid is Maison Foo joint Déda Derby and Derby Theatre production.Posted by: Derby
Stories - Fun Drama based workshops at the Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Fun, drama based storytelling workshopsPosted by: Wakefield District
Wakefield City of Sanctuary Writing Competition 2018
Wakefield City of Sanctuary Writing Competition 2018Posted by: Wakefield District
European Youth Music Refugee Choir stuns audience in Leicester Cathedral
Friday 3rd August 2018 will be a date that I will never be able to forget for all the right reasons.…Posted by: City of Sanctuary
An opportunity for your City of Sanctuary group to have a Fundraising Recital given by acclaimed pianist, Margaret Fingerhut
“Far from the home I love” An opportunity for your City of Sanctuary group to have a fundraising recital given by acclaimed…Posted by: City of Sanctuary
This Is Who I Am: First-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK
City of Sanctuary Bolton present: This Is Who I Am – Ice & Fire Theatre Company 7.30pm Tuesday 18 September 2018 –…Posted by: Bolton
Birmingham has Ten Schools of SanctuaryPosted by: Birmingham
11 new Schools of Sanctuary in Belfast!
Belfast City of Sanctuary has been working closely with the Education Authority of Northern Ireland to support the Schools of…Posted by: Places of Sanctuary Ireland
Crich Junior School is Derbyshire’s first School of Sanctuary
Crich Junior School becomes Derbyshire’s first School of Sanctuary!Posted by: Derby
Refugee Week 2018 - well, that was fun!
Thank you to everyone who supported us in making Swindon’s celebrations so sparkling! From poetry to art to dance to…Posted by: Swindon