Ink Asher Hemp

Ink Asher Hemp (they/them) is a self taught queer, disabled, creator, facilitator, activist, theatre (trouble) maker.

They started devising street theatre as part of campaigns for social and climate justice in Edinburgh and since then have toured performances across Scotland, under the name Activising for Change, and in collaboration with others including Graeae, Creative Carbon Scotland, Birds of Paradise, and Jordan and Skinner.

Until recently they held the role of Arts Practitioner: Climate Crisis at Eden Court Highlands where they directed community performances, developed staff training, and facilitated a Queer Youth Arts Collective.

A core focus of their work is ensuring that accessibility is creatively integrated, practical, honest, and politically articulate.

It’s time to build tomorrow through the stories we tell ourselves today because the future is fiction till we breathe it.

Ink was a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020 – 2022 fellow at Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland.

Ink Asher Hemp, photo by Hydar Dewachi