Glasgow-based Ankur Productions has played a pioneering role in developing Black and Minority Ethnic arts in Scotland. Set up in 2004, it mounts professional theatre productions, music and literature events and runs an extensive programme of community workshops. Described by Joyce McMillan as “one of the few Scottish companies committed to working across all the cultures now represented in Scottish society” (The Scotsman, June 2008), Ankur works towards encouraging greater dialogue and exchange between people from different cultural backgrounds, whether they come from Lerwick or Lahore, Mogadishu or Mumbai. We aim to involve a lively mix of people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, thus acting as a bridge between Scotland’s various communities, as participants and audiences, and between the mainstream arts sector and BME practitioners. With plays such as The Trial, Fewer Emergencies, and Detainee A, its Mehfil poetry events and the Scotland United music events, it has attracted a growing and loyal following from all communities to venues such as the Citizens Theatre, Tramway, the Arches and the Centre for Contemporary Arts.