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The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

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    In a bid to listen more to its audiences, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre launched a collaborative project that resulted in an ‘audience manifesto’. Amanda Dalton shares the surprising results.

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    Drama can boost the wellbeing of homeless people, but engaging them is not without challenges. Jon Randall shares his experiences producing and touring theatre with Lancaster’s homeless community.

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    An outdoor performance project featuring blind and visually impaired dancers and musicians has pulled passers-by into a world of ‘sonic vision’. Isabel Jones shares the effects on performers and audiences.

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    The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

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    How can we make sure that authors are paid fairly in times of technological change? Luke Alcott discusses the steps that are being taken to protect their rights.

Readers' Comments

In 21st of arts spectrum, it is no more one-direct interaction between performers and audiences. Unlike to early 1900s, the relationship of...
Posted by somyungryu on A dialogue with the audience
The authors report, almost certainly correctly, that theatre professionals in Russia (is Russia a relevant to other countries, by the way...
Posted by David Dixon on Beware the corporate sponsors
I have written about this in the context of Washington, DC for years. In a market economy, if you don't want to be displaced, buy the...
Thanks for presenting these numbers at the ABO Conference1 Left our delegates with food for thought.
Posted by markabo on Audiences for classical music
Excellent piece Mr Boehme. Its fascinating how quiet the arts establishment organisations have been about this research. I'd swap all...
Posted by Mark Stapleton on Spreading like bushfire
Since when has being 'female led' been about diversity? Surely it is about showing how the arts run as a misogynistic system –...
I used to collect arts stats allegedly on quality and audience enthusiasm way back in the day, for a large international arts organisation...
Interesting to see another university taking up the baton Goldsmiths dropped when it decided to close the only MA in Participatory and...
What an exciting movement/plan to watch. Creating space for creative education can only launch new ways any culture can stretch into,...
With the recent election of Donald Trump and his subsequent executive actions it is clear the arts will once again be under heavy fire....

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