Thursday, 15 January 2009

Sustained Theatre - Critical Debate for BME creative practice

Thanks to Suhail, for pointing us towards this very useful and stimulating website - which offers critical debate around contemporary BME arts practice.

This is what it says about itself:

"Sustained Theatre is a network and a call to action for all artists to lobby for positive change. This is the first time we, as artists, have had a real opportunity to take centre stage and have a voice in transforming the future of our national theatre.

We want to keep issues relating to Black, Asian, and minority ethnic theatre artists and practitioners alive and in the national debate. To do this, we need you. We want your voices, presenting us with new challenges in order to permanently establish our collective aspirations and standing in the arts. We need you to become part of the process, engage with us through this website – make your position heard to make a positive difference. Network and connect, research and debate: this website is just the first stage of a long-term strategy.

We are aiming to sustain an environment of progressive thinking and action that will redress the balance and shake up the national arts landscape. By providing a platform for creativity and presentation through critical debate, through saving and restoring our national archives, through developing leadership and cultivating international links, we hope to level the playing field for a sustainable future."

Click HERE to go to the site. 

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