In Search of the Artistic Home
In 1988, Todd London wrote in his book The Artistic Home:
Artistic Directors are concerned with keeping artists in the theatre; they need to constantly renew their commitment to making their theatres homes for artists.
What makes an artistic home? Where and how did you find yours and what does it mean to you? How can you create and/or build an artistic home for others? What is the artistic home of the future?
What makes an artistic home? Where and how did you find yours and what does it mean to you?
These are the questions we’ve asked artists from across the field for our new blog series: In Search of the Artistic Home. Each week we will publish accounts of how different theatre artists have defined home for themselves, and we invite you to share your own experiences in the comments section.
As one of the regional theatre movement’s founders, Zelda Fichandler, reminds us in her recent address to the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society:
We must deepen our commitment to create artistic homes for artists, that was part of our promise – not hotels, homes – and the artist must feel that the institution was created for them, to cradle their work, to put them at the center.
Stay tuned: the man behind The Artistic Home, Todd London, kicks off our series this Thursday.