CHAPTER – this was an interview with Caridad Svich for her book “Toward a Future Theatre – Conversations during a Pandemic”
Podcast – recorded during the first year of the pandemic, Culture Plan B listened to the ideas and perspectives of independent artists and communities about what next for culture.
Blog – what should public funding for culture seek to achieve and who gets to set the strategy?
Sat 24th Oct 2020
Blog – how can we hear more and different voices about the future of funded culture?
Sat 23rd May 2020
Blog – looking at how Arts Council England’s investment could be used to directly fund 3,000 artists and 500 community venues
Sun 10th May 2020
Blog – as well as thinking through the challenges of the pandemic for the cultural sector, we need to think about the longer-term and how subsidised culture emerges in a way that better supports communities and artists. Some thoughts on how…
Sat 25th April 2020
CHAPTER – this is the fourth ‘scratch’ for a book called Everyday Uses for Creativity in Public Life – Feb 1st 2020
This is a story about my general election and the search for a different kind of democracy.
CHAPTER – this is the third ‘scratch’ of some text for a book I am writing called Everyday Uses for Creativity in Public Life – Dec 1st 2019
CHAPTER – this is the second ‘scratch’ chapter of a book I am writing called Everyday Uses for Creativity in Public Life – Nov 1st 2019
CHAPTER – this is the first ‘scratch’ chapter of a book I am writing. It’s working title is Everyday Uses for Creativity in Public Life – Oct 1st 2019
THREAD – showing my support for the new 10 year strategy by Arts Council England
BLOG – sharing some stuff I learnt (slowly) as an artistic director. My personal favourite is thing four.
CHAPTER – this was for a book called What Would Joan Littlewood Say? Published by Gulbenkian with interviews conducted, edited and compiled by Lyn Gardner
PRESENTATION – in praise of Sarah Golding (creator of The Good Neighbour, Town Hall Cherubs and Return to Elm House) at her leaving do in April 2019
PRESENTATION – this was for a NESTA conference in Bristol called “What could the future look like if creativity were at the heart of it?” I talked about creativity and policy-making.
BLOG – about the picture we took outside Battersea Arts Centre
PRESENTATION – to a conference which explored socially engaged practice – called Uncommon Ground at The Lowry in Salford
PRESENTATION – an overview of the programme to re-open the Grand Hall at a press event on 13 Mar 2018 three years after the fire
PRESENTATION – this was a TEDx talk in Wandsworth about learning through doing rather than listening to bloody talks
BLOG – exploring how cultural centres can also be community centres – describing the foundation of the Co-Creating Change network
BLOG – reflecting on the fire at Grenfell Tower and making a commitment
PRESENTATION – this is about Scratch, being told your idea is rubbish and the emotional process of change – at a symposium called Creative Museums at Battersea Arts Centre
BLOG – asking why we don’t do more to promote a leading role for young people in the way cultural organisations are run and developed
ARTICLE – in preparation for a season of shows called Cash, Capitalism and Corporations this was a contribution to Run Riot
PRESENTATION – this was a contribution to an Arts Council England event looking at future strategy for the cultural sector
BLOG – my reflections on the departure of Emma Rice from The Globe
BLOG – to explore ways in which the Edinburgh Fringe could be opened
PRESENTATION – this was when I received an Honorary Doctorate from Roehampton University and I got to speak to all the students who had actually worked (and paid!) to get their honours
BLOG – a response in the days after the 2016 referendum about what Brexit means for culture
BLOG – a tribute to the late Nicola Thorold
BLOG – I wrote this for the National Lottery Community Fund (formerly Big Lottery) in response to their question What is the future of doing good over the next 10 years?
ARTICLE – this was an article for The Stage a year on from the Grand Hall fire about we can rethink the role of our theatres
BLOG – which explores Battersea Arts Centre’s new purpose to inspire people to take creative risks to shape the future
BLOG – about the visit of The Siege to Battersea Arts Centre in 2015
PRESENTATION – this was a playful debate which put “participation on trial” at Goldsmiths University in London – I argued that the whole premise of the debate was unhelpful
A series of blogs in the days after the Grand Hall fire, plus an annual update, which tell the story of the fire and its aftermath
PRESENTATION – I was asked to respond to the question “What is the value of culture?” at a What Next? meeting at Young Vic in London
BLOG – a response to Lyn Gardner’s blog in Guardian
PARLIAMENTARY SUBMISSION – by the Collaborative Touring Network – made up of partners in Hull, Darlington, Torbay, Great Yarmouth, Gloucester, Thanet and London
BLOG – responding to a question from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation about how to refresh its strategy Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) is a significant investor in arts, education and social justice programmes. Their Director, Martin Brookes, has been asking everyone a question: what should PHF do? It’s a great way […]
BLOG – this is a contribution to the #IllShowYouMine debate about how we change venues for the better
PRESENTATION – at a conference about Talent Development in which I challenge the idea of “talent” and promote the idea of all our potential
PRESENTATION – responding to the question “how can we be stronger together?” at Northern Stage in Edinburgh 2012
PRESENTATION – about BAC’s capital redevelopment – made in partnership with Steve Tompkins at the Theatres Trust Conference at Pleasance Theatre London
CHAPTER – about the value of vulnerability – for a book called Proximo Ato published in Brazil
PRESENTATION – responding to the theme The Epic and the Intimate at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London
FOREWORD – in Cultural Leadership Reader – published in UK
CHAPTER – in The Producers: Alchemists of the Impossible – published in UK