New arts group wants to give the youth of Doncaster creative opportunities

A brand new arts group is bringing together musicians, photographers and writers to help Doncaster boom with culture post Covid-19.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:15 pm

True Tone is a creative community filled with a range of artists set up by Rasha Kotaiche and August Charles.

As well as hosting workshops they have managed to create a live directory of creative people in Doncaster

Rasha, 23, Bessecar, said: “We want to help young people in this town realise that there is an arts scene here.

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Rasha Kotaiche - co founder.
Rasha Kotaiche - co founder.

“Not many artists who grew up here were encouraged in school to pursue artistic careers - myself included.

“So we want to show them a network of creative people that they can tap into.”

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Rasha is a photographer and is passionate about helping others access culture.

August Charles - Co founder.

True Tone have recently begun putting together a website where people from all creative backgrounds in Doncaster are listed.

It is aimed but not limited to the younger generation - people between 14 and 30 years old.

“You don’t have to move to a bigger town to get art fulfillment,” she continued.

“There are opportunities and communities right here in Doncaster.”

True Tones hope to host in person events post Covid-19 and are looking forward to seeing Doncaster thrive as more and more artistic people make it their home.

They also have a documentary focused on Covid-19’s impact on the arts coming out at the end of the month.

In the future they even want to open a physical space for creatives in the town to get together and collaborate.

Any Doncaster creative can join their directory for free - find out how on their website here.

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