Forum: What is the responsibility of the BAME artist?

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Wed 6 Feb 2019 at 6pm

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This is a sister event for Ghost Girl // Gwei Mui 鬼妹: a powerful new show asking what it really means to be British and Chinese, and how family, love and belonging all shape who and what we are. Click here for tickets and more information. 

How can the industry better support BAME artists to make work they want to make, not just the work they are ‘expected’ to make? How can we move away from work by BAME artists inherently feeling ‘issue-based’ or ‘political’? Join our chaired forum panel:

Elaine Chong is a journalist who has written and produced films for the BBC for the last few years. She is committed to galvanising a media landscape where British East Asians tell their own stories.

Paul Anthony Morris is the Artistic Director of Crying in the Wilderness Productions whose mission is to inspire a greater appreciation of the work of diverse artists from a multidisciplinary and multi-media perspective.

Amy Ng is a British-Hong Kong playwright under commission to the RSC & Yellow Earth Theatre amongst others. She is also a historian with a research interest in multinational empires, imperial decline and nationality conflict. @angplays

Breman Rajkumar is Resident Director at Kiln Theatre, located in Brent, the most culturally diverse borough in London.

Saad Eddine Said is one of the ‘Up Next’ Artistic Directors of Battersea Arts Centre, an Arts Council England funded programme to champion the next generation of culturally diverse artists and leaders. @saadeddinesaid

This event is free to attend but please continue to book tickets through our website to guarantee entry.

Image credit (c) Suki Mok.

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