Everyone and Anyone

IETM Hull

This series is curated by IETM (International network for contemporary performing arts) as the organization gets ready to host its Plenary Meeting in Hull, UK, exploring the reality of inclusion in today’s societies in artistic representation and in the process of creation. These articles, featuring various stances on the topic, are meant to nourish the ongoing debate on the contentious issues of inclusion, diversity, participation, and cultural democracy.

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Encouraging New Voices in Theatre Criticism
Essay

Encouraging New Voices in Theatre Criticism

19 March 2019

Jamie Potter from Middle Child Theatre discusses how their New Critics' Programme is helping grow and diversify theatre criticism in the UK. 

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Should Our Funds for the Arts Pay for Cultural Democracy?
Essay

Should Our Funds for the Arts Pay for Cultural Democracy?

17 March 2019

Nan van Houte talks about the importance of creative citizens and expresses a desire for funding bodies to better support cultural democracy.

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Rethinking the Purpose of British Arts Institutions
Essay

Rethinking the Purpose of British Arts Institutions

17 February 2019

Lyn Gardner, theatre critic for the Guardian, looks at how several British theatre companies are redefining their mission and expanding in ways to be of greater benefit to their communities.

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