Blogs

When you share knowledge, everyone gets better. This is one of our ethos statements that guides our work, and one that we come back to most often.

Here we commit to sharing our thinking in development, in all its complex messiness, so you can see what we're interested in - and maybe find something you want to respond to or get involved in.

It's a way of distributing the learning from our research, and hosting conversations with the wider sector about exciting ideas and intractable issues. 

There will be personal reflections and opinions and moments of inspiration and disagreements. 

They include reports and videos from TB Agents - independent artists and producerswho've been out and about attending events and conferences usually only accessible to salaried staff. Find out more about becoming a TB Agent here

05/12/17 - Cultural Curriculum: Discovering the creativity that lies within, and giving it status

As part of her work on the Cultural Curriculum for Bristol project, we asked Laura Street to share what she’s learning.

30/11/17 - Money Talks: an update on the freelancers' survey

Tanuja Amarasuriya gives an update on what we're doing with responses to the anonymous Money Talks survey for independent artists and producers we ran last month.

30/11/17 - TB Agent Blog - My visit to TakeOff Festival of Children's Theatre, 2017

Theatre Bristol supportted circus-theatre maker Cat Boot as a TB Agent to visit TakeOff Festival in Durham, Britain's leading festival of children's theatre. Here she reflects on her experiences at the festival.

08/11/17 - TB Agent's Blog - the Porous Borders Symposium in Prague

Theatre Bristol supported producer Helen Edwards as a TB Agent to attend the Porous Borders symposium as part of the Prague Quadrennial. Here she reflects on being a producer in a very new context.

31/10/17 - TB Agent's Blog - Reflections on IETM Valencia

Dance artist Roseanna Anderson reflects on her experiences at IETM Valencia 2016 and the ideas she has taken forward into this year.

31/10/17 - TB Agent's Blog - Reflections on the Bodily Undoing Symposium

TB Agent Ailsa Richardson reflects on attending and giving a workshop at Bath Spa's Bodily Undoing symposium.

10/08/17 - Against Type

Tanuja Amarasuriya questions the presence and impact of typecasting in theatre and beyond, and discusses the need for the arts to be a place where all people are visible, without reinforcing stereotypes.

31/07/17 - Cultural Curriculum for Bristol: First Steps

Tanuja Amarasuriya updates us on the first steps of the CCfB project pilot, which is finding new ways to embed art and creativity into the national curriculum for primary schools.

14/06/17- Artist and Producer collaboration blog

Find out about what Producer Helen Edwards and Director Agnieszka Blonska have been up to. 

14/06/17- Teacher Training Intensive with Candoco Dance Company

Laura Moy shares her experience from Candoco Dance Company’s 6th Teacher Training Intensive in London. An introduction to the principles of Candoco’s inclusive teaching methods, with a focus on the fundamentals of teaching practice.

1/6/17 - Strategies of Subversion

Tanuja Amarasuriya talks about reflection and representation in how we make and programme new work, and how strategies of subversion could normalise rather than fetishise difference.

11/05/17 - Re:generations  4 Diasporic Dance: Legacies of Imagination

Read thoughts [in Hotfoot Magazine, pages 36-37] from Helen Wilson, Jazlyn Pickney and Camille Barton on their experience at the Re:generations Conference, November 2016

9/5/17 - New Tech: New Movement: New Future 

 Find out how Katy Noakes got on at the New Tech: New Movement: New Future dance conference. 

5/5/17 - Getting the inside out

Tanuja Amarasuriya on her new role as Director of Research at Theatre Bristol and how it helps us share more of the good stuff. 

5/5/17 - IETM 1: The precarious position of the artist

Artists in Flanders are facing many of the same socio-economic challenges as those in the UK. At IETMTanuja Amarasuriya found out more about the impact that's having, and useful ways to work better together. 

5/5/17 - IETM 2: The maze of cultural mobility

Tanuja Amarasuriya, Director of Research at Theatre Bristol, reflects on one of the most interesting sessions at the recent IETM plenary in Bucharest, and asks if we can start trying to navigate cultural identities rather than solve them?

28/3/17 - Family Arts Conference

TB Agent Amy Rose attended this conference and shares her thoughts here. 

13/3/17 - Age On Stage -reflections

 Polly Robertson's reflections on the the Age on Stage conference.

8/3/17 - Tribe of Doris Summer School

Latisha Cesar shares her experience of this summer school in a video.

10/11/16 - Re:generations 4 Diasporic Dance: Legacies of Imagination

An international academic and artistic conference in Birmingham, focusing on dance of the African Diaspora. Jazlyn Pickney shares her thoughts here.

13/4/16 - So this playwright walks into a live art in digital times conference...

Playwright David Lane joined us at IETM Amsterdam, and blogged about his experiences.

 

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