Working with schools, communities and businesses, we create projects that push the boundaries of our here and now. We develop programmes that explore our values today, whilst facing the challenges that shape our future.
Fio at the Senedd, 02.10.17
To kick off our tour of The Mountaintop across Wales and to celebrate Black History Month, Fio are hosting a special event at the Senedd. We are bringing people together to be a voice, to have conversations, and to continue to break down the barriers that are unfortunately still very prevalent in Wales.
Fio believes that everyone has a story to tell and we want to bring people together to listen and respond. Fio believes it is important to have a discussion about race in a building which is majority white. We want to promote and celebrate the diversity of Wales and put all voices on the national agenda.
Hosted by Isaiah Hull who has performed with Lemn Sissay and Skepta as well as appearing @ Radio 1’s Big Weekend and TedXManchester. Joined by Special Guests, a host of other powerful music, spoken word and open discussions. The creative team of The Mountaintop will also share their experience and talk about the exciting upcoming tour.
Fio’s brand new Artist Development Programme. Fio believes that for far too long in Wales our cultural sector has spoken with one voice. A voice that many in Wales do not recognise or identify with. Fio wishes to recognise new/different/ diverse voices in Wales that are tired of being spoken for, Wales is a diverse nation, and Fio wishes to give a podium for Different Voices/ New Voices / Diverse Voices to speak. The Project culminated with 15 theatre artists creating 3 new work in progress pieces performed in the Sherman Studio.
Participatory Arts Training
We offer training opportunities through our Participatory Artists Training. This programme is industry recognised and has been delivered in Cardiff and London.
Summer 2018 - exact dates will be announced in due course.
Fio in India - Resonate R&D
Fio to 4 emerging/mid-career Welsh artists (poetry, music and performing arts) to Mumbai, India where they worked with 3 Indian artists (music, dance). The residency was a chance for the artists to share practice and create work in response to the theme of Displacement. The second part of the project will see the Indian artists visit Wales and spend some time further developing the work and sharing this at Greenman Festival.
Project FIO aims to encourage the participation in theatre and the performing arts of young people from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities.
Fio offer regular youth theatre programmes in the following locations: