Inclusion

Nous sommes convaincus que c’est dans la nature des arts de brandir un miroir critique de la société, et de briser les barrières  entre ses différents groupes. Cependant, notre secteur reflète-t-il fidèlement les communautés dans lesquelles nous vivons ?

Ce débat met en avant la nécessité d’ouvrir les arts à toute la société – à toutes les classes, les ethnicités, les religions, les capacités physiques, et les milieux qui la constituent.

Aujourd’hui, avec l’afflux de réfugiés et la diversité croissante au sein des pays de l’UE, nous nous efforçons plus que jamais d’amener ce sujet au cœur du débat public et politique.

picture from Remix Gold's Touched
Elena DI FEDERICO
Are disability arts festivals the best way to see work? And what are the pros and cons of identifying as a disabled artist? As the Unlimited Festivals launch, Jo Verrent explores these arguments.
#iambadatthis by Susan Soon He Stanton with Kirstyn Trombetta
Elena DI FEDERICO
I believe it is theatre’s right to offend. Theatre artists have an obligation not to back away from offensive choices when such choices might instigate conversations about sensitive subjects which otherwise might not happen. It is also the artists’ responsibility to thoroughly consider the ramifications of potentially offensive choices and make sure there is a clear reason for making them.
Olof
As a maker of plays about queer things, I’ve grown increasingly mistrustful of the trend toward homonormativity and sexual assimilation, a trend initiated by the gradual disremembrance of AIDS, and hastened further by the highly politicized pursuit of marriage equality. While the latter should certainly be celebrated as beneficial to those who seek its protections, the exaltation of traditionally heteronormative institutions is unsettling. These institutions are not wrong, but they seem to have propelled us with greater force down the potentially amnesic path that the writer Sarah...
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Cape Town, aptly named ‘the colony’ by some of its residents, is a clear and horrifying example of the disparities in wealth distribution and the remnants of apartheid in post-colonial South Africa. While living conditions, education and job opportunities are limited for the person of colour – both due to the quality offered or affordability – many African creatives have found a way to tap into the monetising of their culture as seen through the European gaze.
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Women are strongly represented and even overrepresented in the cultural and creative sector, or at least in some fields of this sector. However, despite what one could think when looking at their quantitive superiority in public cultural institutions or programmes of higher education in culture management and the arts, the creative sector is far from offering equal opportunities for women and men.
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Does the way transgender people are represented on stage and on screen reflect reality?
Olof
I was sitting through yet another piece of theatre about the LGTBQ community, but one exclusively rooted in the gay male experience, when the question struck me: 'Where are the representations of lesbian and bisexual women in theatre?'
Elena DI FEDERICO
Plenty Productions shares its experience of developing new audiences for its show Snakes and Ladders through outreach and targeted marketing activity. An interesting read to learn how to engage Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) audiences, involving communities in touring productions, and developing audiences for touring productions.
Elena DI FEDERICO
The live performance sector - that is still today the main source of employment for performers throughout the world - is a very dynamic one. It has existed for centuries and has always been able to adapt. The pressures it is now confronted with are largely driven by the crisis-ridden global economic context and the expansion of IT and its related new technologies. This document reveals the numerous challenges that need to be overcome. This report presents the results of a survey conducted by tFIA (International Federation of Actors) in summer 2014. It is based on an online questionnaire that...
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Using performers with disabilities brings a layer of authenticity that you don’t have to go searching for.

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