‘Pitch It’ awards bursaries to two artists

Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012 5:56 AM
Rachael Nanyonjo, Jatinder Verma, Emma Dennis-Edwards | Photo by Talula Sheppard, The London Hub Rachael Nanyonjo, Jatinder Verma, Emma Dennis-Edwards | Photo by Talula Sheppard, The London Hub

‘Pitch It’ presented by The London Hub are pleased to announce two outstanding winners of their bursary. On Tuesday 30th October creative artists pitched their ideas in an attempt to be awarded a bursary, the event took place at Tara Theatre in Earlsfield, London. The panel was unanimous in awarding the Pitch It inaugural bursaries to two outstanding artists - Rachel Nanyonjo and Emma Dennis-Edwards.

The selection panel comprised: Jatinder Verma,(chair of panel) and Artistic Director of Tara Arts; Arti Prashar, Artistic Director of Spare Tyre/Chair of The London Hub and Janet Steel, Artistic Director of Kali Theatre Company.

Chair of the selection panel Jatinder Verma said: “Rachel Nanyonjo, emerging choreographer and Emma Dennis-Edwards an emerging producer, both impressed hugely. Rachel possesses a wonderful clarity of vision allied with collaborative instincts. And Emma Dennis-Edwards’s passionate commitment to realise a political story of betrayal excited us immensely.”

The panel also decided that the remaining four shortlisted artists who were unsuccessful will each be offered mentoring sessions to help them further develop their ideas. Pitch It was an initiative open to emerging BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) artists in the UK.



Related links

London Hub seeks emerging artists and playwrights for the Barry Reckord Bursary & Pitch it


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