Egyptian playwright Sara Shaarawi, with the arts co-operative The Workers Theatre, is launching a Kickstarter to raise money and provide three residencies for Scottish writers and performers from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Ms Shaarawi said: "This is an opportunity for people to show their support to their theatre community and to show solidarity with the many different communities living in Scotland now that are particularly vulnerable."
The Kickstarter runs from today until March 10.
The scheme will be called Megaphone.
The project aims to raise £11,000 to provide bursaries, mentorship, rehearsal space and a public performance for three theatre makers/theatre collectives of colour currently based in Scotland.
The bursaries will be of £2,500 each and will be open to any individuals or groups currently based in Scotland.
Details of how to apply for the new residencies will be announced as soon as the target has been reached.

Novelists Joanna Bolouri, from Glasgow, and Susan Wilson, from Irvine, Ayrshire, have been shortlisted for the 2017 RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards).
Prue Leithwill announce the winners of the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Awards for 2017 during a ceremony in London on March 17.
The awards comprise seven categories - Contemporary Romantic Novel, Epic Romantic Novel, Historical Romantic Novel, Paranormal or Speculative Romantic Novel, Romantic Comedy Novel, the RoNA Rose Award (for shorter and category romance) and Young Adult Romantic Novel - with a range of authors shortlisted for each one.
Joanna Bolouri's novel The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, published by Quercus, is one of five finalists in the Romantic Comedy Novel category, which is for consistently humorous or amusing novels.
Susan Wilson (writing as Scarlet Wilson) is one of five finalists in the RoNA Rose Award category, which recognises the best in category/series and shorter romance that focus on developing a love affair between the hero and heroine.

From 4 March the Reid Gallery at The Glasgow School of Art will host an exhibition of work by feminist social documentary photographer, Franki Raffles (1955-94).
Observing Women at Work presents a selection of black and white photographs and material by Franki Raffles from three bodies of work: To Let You Understand (1987-88), Women Workers in the USSR (1984/1989), and material from the first Zero Tolerance campaign (1992), entitled Prevalence.
Zero Tolerance was a charity established by Franki Raffles and Evelyn Gillan, together with a small group of women who came together through working on Edinburgh District Council Women’s Committee projects in the late 1980s.
Raffles’ work will also be contextualised in this exhibition with works of other key photographers including Margaret Fay Shaw [1903-2004], Helen Muspratt [1907-2001] and "The Hackney Flashers", a collective set up in 1974 by Jo Spence with Neil Martinson.
The exhibition is curated by The Glasgow School of Art’s Exhibitions Director, Jenny Brownrigg.