Photo Credit: Patrick Baldwin
“Performing” Race at Central Event – November 2018

Established in late 2018 as a lead on from the Performing Race event hosted by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London in November 2018 – the Social Performance Network has been steadily building on the ethos of its first event to expand the conversation. In this spirit, we are welcoming collaborations, friendships, alliances, and support from networks and organisations that represent the nuances often omitted from dominant narratives. Work with us to bring nuance to social conversations!


Contact us if you would like to discuss creative and/or intellectual synergies or would just like to be our friend.

MA Consultancy

MA Consultancy is the brainchild of anti-racist scholar and educator, Dr Muna Abdi. This consultancy is focused on bringing the voices of communities into Education and Research – and offers challenging and meaningful anti-racist training and coaching.

State Violence Research Network

The State Violence Research Network, currently based in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures at the University of Manchester is an interdisciplinary project designed to bring together researchers, activists, and interested parties to discuss the forms of and responses to state violence.

The Digital Maker Collective

The Digital Maker Collective (DMC) are a group of University of the Arts London staff, students, alumni who share common goals of exploring digital & emerging technologies in the context of arts, education, society and the creative industries.

The White Spaces Network

The White Spaces network is an international interdisciplinary network of scholars, activists, students and practitioners who share an interest in issues of whiteness in the context of global racialised power dynamics.

University of the Arts LondonUAL staff and student led movement to address disparities in experience and attainment for International students and students of colour in the creative arts.

The Centre for Race, Education, and Decoloniality within Leeds Beckett University 

CRED works with international partners to undertake research to advance knowledge and understanding of race and racism, improving professional practice in order to enhance the educational experience of BAME children and young people affirming their racial and ethnic identities and engender a secure sense of belonging.


COMMON is an arts organisation which exists to support the UK theatre industry to achieve greater intersectional, socio-economic diversity. Their mission is to make theatre more accessible to the working-class; whether they be artists, audiences or communities. Their vision is to see a theatre ecology which is accessible, inclusive and authentically representative of people from all socio-economic backgrounds. They want to create an industry where the access, inclusion and representation of working-class communities is valued, supported and equal.

Unspoken Series 

Join the conversation with the Unspoken show with Presenter and Psychologist Cici in the #BlackSafeSpace with some amazing guests contributing to engaging conversations in and around the black community.

Diversity School Initiative

The Diversity School Initiative was set up to address under-representation and diversity in UK drama schools.  


Young Vic Taking Part is is undertaking a radical two-year theatre-in-education programme called INNOVATE.

The Learning Skills Programme at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Learning Skills is a service offered to all Central students throughout the academic year.