The Diversity Shift in the Arts – New webinar

We’re excited to celebrate a partnership with Vrystaat Kunstefees in South Africa. The Free State Arts Festival is an Afrikaans language festival that brings together creative forces between English and Sotho cultures. They contribute to the exchange of ideas around arts, culture and society through connections with other national and international creative communities.

You’re invited to join our next So You Wanna Work in the Arts webinar: ‘The Diversity Shift in the Arts’, bringing together panellists from South Africa and the UK for a discussion on international diversity in the arts. The session will explore the contrasts between the UK and South Africa and what more can be done with equality and diversity across the arts sector.

When | Thursday 5 November
Time | 18:30 SAST / 16:30 BST
How to join | Click here for the Zoom Meeting link

Featuring panellists:

Arti Prashar
Arti stepped down as Spare Tyre’s Artistic Director/CEO in August 2019 after inspirational and acclaimed leadership for 19 years. 

She developed inclusive creative practice championing diverse voices. She is at the forefront of immersive sensory theatre practice for people living with dementia and learning disabled people. She has a strong commitment to collaborative theatre with values based on fundamental human rights. 

She received a Tonic Award 2020 (inclusion and diversity)
She is a Winston Churchill Fellow 2013 (spirituality, dementia and ageing)
Research Fellow at the Centre of Contemporary Theatre at Birkbeck University. 

Angelo Mockie
Angelo Mockie owns his own productions company and has featured in various professional productions as actor, director, musical director, musician or choreographer. Some highlights include, travelling to Rwanda, Egypt and the USA.

He directed locally produced musicals such as FAME, Dreamgirls, Athol Fugard’s My Children My Africa, John Kani and Barney Simon’s Lion and the Lamb, music director for various local artists.He also currently studying towards a PhD in the arts and holds the position, head of student arts, culture and dialogue at the University of the Free State.
Natalie Chan
Natalie is a producer and has worked internationally from the UK to Hong Kong for theatre and cultural events. Some highlights include working with Birmingham City Council and the Chinese Embassy to deliver “Cultures of China, Festivals of Spring” and producing Dumbledore Is So Gay which won the VAULT Festival’s Origins Award 2020.

She trained as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503, worked as Box Office Deputy Manager for Pleasance Theatre and now works in the Fundraising and Operations team at Creative Youth Charity alongside freelance producing.

Unique Clarke
Unique is an English with Film Graduate from Kings College London. She’s worked as an assistant script-writer, runner, editor, producer, and curator for film, theatre and anthologies. Previously she has participated in ‘emerging‘ arts schemes with the National Theatre and Young Vic. Recently, she has curated a Black History Month exhibition for John Lewis & Partners, the first of its kind in the companies 150 year history. Her interest lays particularly in producing for theatre, film and TV.

This webinar is part of Creative Youth’s So You Wanna Work In The Arts? programme, a series of free sessions aimed at helping young people gain an insight into the professional creative industries. The workshops will bring together experienced arts practitioners and inspiring young creatives to explore the future of the arts.