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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

“Deafblind people are the least integrated into society”

| by Viktoria Avdeeva

In Touch – a new inclusive play from Russia created with Graeae’s Jenny Sealey – lands at the National Theatre on 14 October. Producer Viktoria Avdeeva tells us how her work with deafblind actors has challenged perceptions and changed lives

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

Podcast: Putting marginalised cultures centre stage

From Armenia to Belfast to Africa. We speak to a director from Armenia and artists from Candoco Dance Company and Kabosh Theatre Company about their experiences placing trauma and marginalised voices at the heart of their work

Video: “Disability culture brings extra richness”

Unlimited Festival artist Kaite O’Reilly has just published a new collection of plays for atypical actors. She tells us about the time she lay in front of a bus during a demonstration and explains why we need to push for cultural change

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