Directors and Diversity: supported by HEIF funding, in collaboration with the National Theatre and the Young Vic, the Centre organised a closed symposium for artistic directors and policy-makers on the issues of training and career entry points for theatre directors from socially and economically deprived backgrounds. The event took place at the National Theatre Studio, and was attended by some 25 theatre professionals.
The Entrepreneur and the Arts: a closed symposium exploring entrepreneurship in the arts, featuring contributions from cultural institutions and scholars. This event was organised by Aoife Monks and chaired by Christopher Cook.
Composing Performance: a public workshop delivered by Peader Kirk, Centre Fellow, on non-narrative approaches to performance composition. Part of Arts Week 2014.
MIRANDO: a queer re-imagining of The Tempest by award-winning company Theatre North, directed by Andrew McKinnon. Part of Arts Week 2014.
Theatre Conversation: Theatres of Nostalgia, a round-table discussion debating theatre, performance and the past, with contributions from Aoife Monks, Louise Owen, Rob Swain, Andrew McKinnon and David Eldridge. Part of Arts Week 2014
Theatre Scratch Night, an evening of new work by theatre and creative writing students from BA to PhD. Part of Arts Week 2014.
Vice: a jazz opera adaptation of The Revenger’s Tragedy, funded by the Arts Council and directed by Rob Swain.
Great Art for Everyone: ‘Excellence’: a public round-table discussion exploring the Arts Council’s championing of ‘excellence’ in the arts and its meaning for contemporary practitioners. Organised by Aoife Monks, featuring contributions from Simon Mellor (Executive Director, Arts Council England), Deb Mullins (Emergency Exit Arts) and Andrew Dickson (arts critic).
Great Art for Everyone: ‘Entrepreneurialism’ and ‘Resilience’: a public round-table discussion exploring the Arts Council’s championing of ‘entrepreneurialism’ and ‘resilience’ in the arts and their meaning for contemporary practitioners. Organised by Aoife Monks, featuring contributions from Centre Fellows Julius Green (theatre producer), Simon Pope (theatremaker), Paul Fleming (Equity) and Louise Owen.