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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

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

"Shared stories keep us together"

| by Lyn Gardner

Will artists from the UK and EU still work together after Brexit? Nocturne, part of LIFT 2018, was created by the UK’s Andy Field and Latvia’s Krista Burāne. They speak to Lyn Gardner about collaboration, nature and public space in our latest Culture after Brexit blog

An Indian playwright's view of UK theatre

| by Anupama Chandrasekhar

What are theatre's superpowers? Anupama Chandrasekhar, the first international Writer in Residence at the National Theatre, talks about taking risks, losing inspiration, and her impressions of British theatre

The future of circus is social

| by Lyn Gardner

How can circus create change? What can artists in the UK and other parts of Europe learn from each other? As circus celebrates its 250th birthday, Lyn Gardner reflects on Fresh Circus in Brussels, continuing our Culture after Brexit series

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

"When we first went to Europe we found another world"

| by Lyn Gardner

Working in Europe was a formative influence for Forced Entertainment. Continuing our Culture after Brexit series, Artistic Director Tim Etchells tells Lyn Gardner how travelling helped the company grow and reflects on what the future might hold for younger companies

How the Royal Court puts the world at the heart of its work

| by Eleanor Turney

This autumn sees new plays by writers from Chile, Syria and Ukraine at the Royal Court. Eleanor Turney explores the theatre’s workshop programmes around the world, which have had a profound influence on international and UK artists alike

Will Edinburgh continue to be a marketplace for European theatre?

| by Lyn Gardner

Acclaimed companies from Europe, such as Ontroerend Goed and Aurora Nova, have built their international reputations at the Edinburgh Fringe. Producers from Belgium, Germany, Finland and the Czech Republic tell Lyn Gardner why the Fringe is a crucial date for them – and whether they will continue to head there after Brexit

Making a new future at the Holland Festival

| by Lyn Gardner

Major theatremakers are speaking directly to how we live now. In the third of Lyn Gardner's dispatches from the Holland Festival, she encounters Dries Verhoeven's political fairground ride, Vincent Macaigne's ugly-beauitful dream, Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell's riff on madness and Ivo van Hove's dissection of obsession

"We need to keep the traffic between the UK and Europe"

| by Lyn Gardner

The UK outdoor arts scene has welcomed European artists with open arms. Lyn Gardner visits the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, reporting on ambitious new productions from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, and talking to Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings about his hopes for the future


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