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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

Dancing in my kitchen

| by Hetain Patel

Artist Hetain Patel turns YouTube vlogger in his new project about identity and cultural heritage. Watch the first episodes in the series and find out why he’s making films in his kitchen

Playing Juliet changed my life

| by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Colonialism, racism and Shakespeare. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown remembers a painful yet transformative teenage experience in 1960s Uganda

How to avoid tokenism

| by Tarik Elmoutawakil

Marlborough Theatre's Tarik Elmoutawakil shares his tips on how arts organisations and programmers can improve inclusion – without resorting to tick-box diversity

Catch up with UK theatre and dance festivals in 2018

| by Harriet Guest

2018 is set to be another strong year for UK festivals. Get out your diary and check out our snapshot of festivals in theatre, dance, live art and outdoor arts from January to June

Walking in different worlds

| by Kamarra Bell-Wykes

How can you bring indigenous communities into mainstream Australian performing arts? Ibijerri Theatre’s Kamarra Bell-Wykes reflects on the importance of creating new opportunities, building an education programme, and how the UK arts scene compares to Australia

Confessions of a live art programmer

| by Aaron Wright

What is 'good' and 'bad' work? Are we just looking to see ourselves represented? Should we rethink curating? As Fierce Festival opens in Birmingham, Artistic Director Aaron Wright shares some blazingly honest reflections on life, art and live art

Why the theatre industry needs to support critics – before it's too late

| by Alice Saville

While the mainstream press cuts arts coverage – including Lyn Gardner’s influential blog at The Guardian – theatre writing is thriving in specialist publications and online. Yet bloggers are often at the bottom of the hierarchy. Alice Saville of Exeunt argues that we must find new ways to back the next generation of theatre writers

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


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