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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

"Art for art's sake is no longer an option"

| by Lyn Gardner

Exploring the arts, inclusion and Brexit, IETM Hull was a wake-up call, says Lyn Gardner. If the arts sector fails to diversify and engage more people across social divisions, it's in danger of becoming irrelevant. Part of our Culture after Brexit series

Opportunity: Artist Development Programme in Edinburgh

| by Harriet Guest

Want to take work to the Edinburgh Fringe in the future? We're offering UK artists a chance to experience the Edinburgh Festivals, build international links and develop their careers

Whose voices are valuable?

| by Adam Bennett-Lea

Who's not here? IETM Hull begins on 28 March, exploring the reality of inclusion in society and the arts. Artists from IETM's artistic programme talk about what inclusion means to them, the barriers we face, and the importance of making space for everyone

Round up: Unlimited Festival 2018

| by Harriet Guest

120 delegates from 40 countries descended on London for Unlimited 2018, a festival presenting extraordinary work by disabled artists. Catch up on all the features, discussion, blogs and videos in our round up of the week

Don’t be afraid to collaborate

What makes two artists click? How can you avoid problems when you start a new relationship? Unlimited 2018 artists share their experiences of working in collaboration

A new kind of vogue comes to the Unlimited festival

| by Harriet Guest

The first ever vogue house of d/Deaf and disabled dancers pushes creative boundaries and fuses sign language into their choreography. Watch a trailer about the creation of The Unlimited House of Krip ahead of Unlimited 2018

How can we avoid stereotyping disabled artists?

| by Nina Mühlemann

Support for arts and disability has increased over the past few years. But do programmers have unconscious prejudices? Nina Mühlemann speaks to Unlimited 2018 artists and producers – and shares some advice

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

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


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