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Get an insight into hotly discussed issues in theatre and dance and hear from some of the inspiring people we work with – plus our latest opportunities

The pros and cons of being an emerging artist

| by Eleanor Turney

Do new artists get more opportunities, or are they at risk of being exploited? Should the performing arts industry find more ways to nurture talent? As Incoming Festival kicks off, Eleanor Turney explores the scene for emerging artists in the UK

Opportunity: Open call for UK BAME and disabled artists

Looking for help to take work to the Edinburgh Fringe and build international links? Apply to join our Artist Development Programme in Edinburgh this summer, open to artists who identify as black, Asian, minority ethnic or disabled

Video: Birds of Paradise reimagines The Tempest as a trial by TV

Can you skype a performance? Birds of Paradise performed its new reworking of Shakespeare’s Tempest with a live video link between Hong Kong and Glasgow. Exploring reality TV and social media, the production uses four different languages, including sign language. Watch the artists describe how they made the work

What stops culturally diverse artists in the UK from working internationally?

What problems do black, Asian and minority ethnic artists face when they want to work overseas? What steps can we take to address these problems? We asked you to help us answer these questions. In the first of a series of two blogs, read the rich range of responses we received from artists and producers

What does punk mean to today’s young theatre makers?

| by Hannah Nicklin

Is punk relevant for UK performance makers in their 20s and 30s? How does this generation view DIY practices and their relationship to technology, race and class? In the second of our two features on punk and performance, Hannah Nicklin speaks to Rachael Clerke and Selina Thompson – both of whom appear at In Between Time 2017 – and to genre-fluid performers Action Hero


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