guest post: the friendship model – “you gotta get with my friends…” / natalie ibu

“I started my job – as the Artistic Director and CEO of national portfolio theatre company tiata fahodzi – on the exact day, in 2014, that Arts Council England launched the Creative Case for Diversity and – supposedly – the moment “measured action on diversity in arts and culture goes mainstream” and a re-expressed commitment to representative programming, […]

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guest post: “I’m really thrilled by our ambitions to imagine widely” — a conversation with kirsten burrows

“This February we had the delight of welcoming kirsten burrows into the tfhq family, as our first executive director, she joins us from China Plate with over a decade of experience in the industry. What first attracted you to the tf company? KB: I knew Artistic Director Natalie Ibu a little already as I’d asked her to […]

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guest blog: “did they want an ‘erykah badu’ or a ‘thandie newton’ type of black?” – a conversation with babirye bukilwa / jesse bernard

“When you watch babirye bukilwa on stage, she brings an immense amount of passion, purpose and creative detail to whatever role she plays. It shines in other areas of her creative work, such as her poetry that can be found in Sista! An anthology of writing by queer women of African and Caribbean descent. One […]

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we’re looking for new board members….

As we gear up for an exciting 2018 and beyond, we’re on the hunt for up to eight new Trustees – including a new Chair – to contribute to the strategic development of tiata fahodzi.   We currently have five members of the board with a range of skills – including artistic practice, finance, training, education and artist development […]

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the creative case for…. hang on – why do we need to make a case to be seen?

Our Artistic Director Natalie Ibu headed to the Creative Case for Diversity conference held in Nottingham on 15 January 2018. With new data inspiring new (or not-so-new) discussions surrounding ‘diversity’ in the arts, Natalie had a lot to say.   I started my job – running @tiatafahodzi – on the exact day, in 2014, that ACE launched the #creativecase so in many ways the […]

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generation afropolitan: we are here

‘Afropolitans cannot be made singular and enjoy the privilege of multiplicity in all ways, including geography, which are absent from our storytelling and yet they have something to say to us all – in this post-Brexit time – about the possibilities for our lives, relationships and work when the world chooses to say yes to […]

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