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Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.

This Refugee Week, the theme of ‘Healing’. Through creativity and conversations, Refugee Week 2022 will be a celebration of community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.

As part of Refugee Week, ARC will be hosting a celebration event on Saturday 25 June from 12 midday – 5.30pm. This has been organised by local organisations and community members who work with refugee and asylum seeking communities. The event will be a day of arts, wellbeing, food and much more.

What are we looking for?

  • Community groups or local people from diverse backgrounds to perform for up to 10 minutes at ARC Refugee Week Celebration on Saturday 25 June
  • This may be an existing piece of work or a new idea
  • It may be a performance of any form such as dance, singing, or drama

How do you apply?

Complete and return this Expression of Interest to Emma Dyson (Creative Learning Coordinator) at emma.dyson@arconline.co.uk by Sunday 22 May.

Alternatively, you could send a short video clip answering the below questions to emma.dyson@arconline.co.uk by Sunday 22 May if this is more accessible. For more details, feel free to contact Emma via email.

Please note, there is a small pot of funding available to support these performances.

Follow this link to the arc website to find out more!