ACTive Inquiry is an arts company based in Leith, Edinburgh committed to creating exciting new theatre and arts projects with and for communities. ACTive INquiry promotes increased participation in the arts as a catalyst for active involvement in society.
There current projects include the Forum Theatre project in Leith which aims to create a space to debate issues relating to the current and impending budget cuts proposed by the UK Coalition Government. Why do these cuts have to happen? How will they affect people and communities? What can we do to question and fight them?
The first stage of this project is now complete and involved performances throughout community venues in Leith to a combined audience of over 270 people. Check out the write up on their blog for further details.
The second stage of the project will begin in February 2012. They invite all audience members from the first stage, and others interested in the topic, to work with them one evening a week to develop their own pieces of Forum Theatre exploring the Cuts for performances at a community event in May 2012. More details to follow shortly.
Other projects include:
Below is a list of other projects they are currently working on.
Altrum Risk Research Project – A project working with the University of Stirling and the Thistle Foundation exploring the concept of risk with people with a disability.
Violence Action Research – Working with Shakti to explore the concept of violence with young people from the BME community in North Edinburgh.
Transition – A project working with the Thistle Foundation to enable young people with a disability to explore options, concerns and challenges when moving on from school.
Disability History Month – Working with a number of organisations including Black Triangle on a programme of events for Disability History Month in November/December 2011 with an all-day event planned for Saturday 3rd December to celebrate International day of Disability.
TOgether – A European project with funding from the EU which will see us working all over Europe throughout 2012 and 2013 and bringing European theatre back to Leith.