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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

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


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