The Pleasance has launched a scheme to support artists of colour to take work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Charlie Hartill Development Fund for Artists of Colour will provide financing, mentorship and programming opportunities for artists.
There is a total of £10,000 available in the fund, and applicants will receive investments of up to £5,000 to facilitate productions that would otherwise not have been able to come to the fringe.
Vault Festival, HighTide and Stories in Theatre Productions have been announced as partners for the scheme.
Anthony Alderson, director of Pleasance, said: “I’m so pleased that we are launching this exciting initiative which enables us to champion new works from artists of colour.
“We are partnering with a range of esteemed organisations so that this new fund has the widest reach possible and that we offer the very best support.
“I really hope this paves the way for ensuring the fringe is an even more open community and making sure important voices are heard.”
The deadline for applications to the scheme is February 27, with selection interviews to be held on March 2.