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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

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

“Writing can change the world”

| by Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford, the UK’s most well-known trans playwright, visited Brazil with her moving, controversial show about Jesus, love and transphobia. As a Brazilian production of her play launches at Outburst 2016, she blogs about facing her fears and bonding with another country

How Outburst festival is building a home for queer arts in Belfast and beyond

| by Dr. Monica B. Pearl

Outburst has grown from a small grassroots event into an acclaimed international festival. Monica B. Pearl explores how its links with the Americas are challenging prejudice and developing artists – with this year’s programme including digital commissions and new work from Brazil and the Caribbean


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