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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

Open call: Attend a performing arts networking event in Croatia

| by Harriet Guest

IETM is a major European networking event – ideal for artists and producers who want to expand their careers internationally. We're offering bursaries for minority ethnic creative practitioners to join the next meeting in Croatia

“Culture has always been crisis in Greece”

| by Lyn Gardner

After the financial crisis in Greece, how is its theatre scene surviving? Continuing our Culture after Brexit series, Lyn Gardner visits Athens and meets some of its most active makers and directors

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

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

Top 10 tips for touring internationally

| by Andrew Jones

Build trust, challenge your assumptions and embrace new experiences. As the Edinburgh Festivals kick off, the British Council’s very own Andrew Jones shares some expert advice for performing arts companies seeking international opportunities

"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


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