Renaissance One

An independent literature organisation for writers, producers, curators and change-makers

PO Box 61334, London, N19 9BA +44 (0)20 7272 8386

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Our mission is to use literature to highlight global voices in Britain, and the diverse literatures its multi-cultural artists and communities produce. We do this through curating and producing literature of all kinds – from poetry and prose, to spoken word and satire - and we foster multiple voices through brokerage, development, and mentoring. Integral to what we do is cultural activism through artistic production and business success as a BAME led organisation, and reflecting our diversity through artists, partners and staff. We consistently push for greater diversity in the arts, with a focus on narratives of race and background.

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International Priorities

A literature festival in Aarhus (autumn 2017), a mentoring project for writers, producers and practitioners (with our sister company Tilt) in the Caribbean.

Key Strengths

Fostering bespoke literature projects; nurture and mentoring of writers and practitioners; producing and curating literature - both written and spoken word; diversity (broadest definition with specialisms in mental health and wellbeing, dementia, literatures of 'The Black Atlantic' and the Caribbean, young people); curious, responsive and adaptable; curating festivals.

Seeking partnerships with

We are generally open to partnerships both in the UK and internationally (individuals and organisations).

Purpose of partnerships

We are looking for partnerships to co-curate events, festivals, tours and bespoke writing and performance commissions.