Developing Artists was founded in 2005 by Giles Ramsay as a registered charity working to support the arts in post-conflict nations and deprived communities.

The charity's projects connect people and institutions in some of the world's most disadvantaged areas with an international network of arts organisations and practitioners. Developing Artists strengthens underprivileged and marginalised communities by providing constructive outlets for their creative life, and transformative long-term opportunities for self-expression and professional development.

Developing Artists creates and supports collaborative productions, and through these productions identifies talented individuals who would benefit from participation in the charity's Apprenticeship Programme. Many of our productions go on to tour around the world, providing participants with a global platform and raising awareness of the key advocacy issues each of their projects address at an international level.

The charity fosters a self-sustaining approach to the arts through which individuals acquire the skills to earn an income from their work, and initiate their own projects over the long term. They are empowered to share what they have learned with their local communities, thereby acting as catalysts for wider social change.

Recent projects have included:

Queens of Syria - Young Vic and UK tour

And Here I Am - UK tour

For more information, visit the Developing Artists website.


Ralph Fiennes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Janet Suzman


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