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Black Sheep Collective Awarded Emergency Response Grant

Thank you Arts Council England ...

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Posted by Georgia Tillery-Randak on 22/05/2020 @ 8:00AM

As all of you know, the last couple of months have been extremely uncertain for everyone. The ever-changing environment and expectations have been hard to navigate. It has been particularly difficult for the Black Sheep Collective ...

The Black Sheep Collective are thrilled to be awarded an Emergency Response Grant from the Arts Council England!

The Black Sheep Collective are thrilled to be awarded an Emergency Response Grant from the Arts Council England!

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As we're an Arts organisation, there is no certainty whatsoever for what may happen to theatres, cinemas, venues and galleries in the coming months. It is becoming apparent though that the way in which we consume art and entertainment will never be the same again.

"At times, this new reality has felt scary and very alien!"

In light of all this, thankfully we now have some clarity. We are delighted to announce that the Black Sheep Collective will receive an Emergency Response Grant from Arts Council England. We are so grateful and thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

The Emergency Response Grant will allow us to continue running our Education and Theatre programs and develop new approaches to suit the current situation. It will ensure that the Black Sheep Collective can continue to engage and inspire our participants to be creative during this strange time.

We will be releasing more information soon about project opportunities and glimpses into the future of the Black Sheep Collective. For now, we are taking this opportunity to learn, grow and develop our practices and ensure the safety and security of the organisation and all our committed customers, participants and supporters.

From everyone at the Black Sheep Collective, we very much appreciate all your support and we cannot wait for the time we can all come together and celebrate this. Watch this space!

Until next time ...



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About Georgia Tillery-Randak ...


Georgia grew up in Milton Keynes interested in drama and performance from a young age. She left MK to attend LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) where she studied Community Drama.

During her time in Liverpool, she absorbed the Arts and Culture scene of the city and feel in love with vibrancy and diversity of the arts there. She also studied at ITI (International Theatre Institute) in Singapore where she observed and researched mime and physical theatre as part of a placement.

On returning to Milton Keynes after graduating, along with Danny, they set up Black Sheep Collective CIC in order to fill the gap in the arts scene of Milton Keynes.

Since setting up the organisation, Georgia has written and directed several fringe theatre shows including 'Where's Alice?' and 'Who's Alice?' a twisted adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and most recently 'The Cagebirds' by David Campton. She has established her own style of work nurturing and guiding young talent. She manages and facilitates the Black Sheep creative learning and community outreach program both in Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Georgia is always striving to push the boundaries with her work, allowing opportunities for an audience to question and challenge their beliefs also with an alternative dark twist.


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