guest post: the future of arts leadership / natalie ibu

Our Artistic Director — Natalie Ibu — was invited to be on The Future of Arts Leadership panel discussion with Kwame Kwei-Armah and Jenny Sealey chaired by Matt Trueman at Derby Theatre, as part of their Departure Lounge Festival 2018. She delivered this provocation: “I feel like I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about leadership. Partly because I’m almost […]

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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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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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generation afropolitan: baltimore

Week three of Natalie’s generation afropolitan adventures.  the stories      the views      the food     natalie ibu is the Artistic Director & CEO of tiata fahodzi. She’s on a mission to find the global African diaspora and find out what home means to them. #tfafropolitan

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generation afropolitan: johannesburg

Stories, views and food straight outta Jozi for week two of Natalie’s generation afropolitan adventure.  the stories      the views     the food    natalie ibu is the Artistic Director & CEO of tiata fahodzi. She’s on a mission to find the global African diaspora and find out what home means to them. #tfafropolitan

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generation afropolitan: oslo

The first of a weekly blog series this month of Artistic Director Natalie’s adventures abroad.  the stories        the views      the food    natalie ibu is the Artistic Director and CEO of tiata fahodzi. She is on a journey to find the global diaspora and their personal geographies. #tfafropolitan 

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natalie ibu’s speech at the launch of the artistic director leadership programme

Yesterday tiata fahodzi launched the Artistic Director Leadership Programme – a two-year training programme for future theatre leaders, delivered by 20 Stories High, Freedom Studios, Talawa Theatre Company and tiata fahodzi, supported by the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) and Independent Theatre Council (ITC) – with a speech from AD Natalie Ibu. Read on to see what she had to say to 30 of the leaders […]

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guest blog: anastasia’s first week

It’s Anastasia’s first week as Trainee Artistic Director at tiata fahodzi and she reflects on her jam-packed week – from assisting on shows to attending other shows for the company, it’s been a thrilling experience already – and it’s only just begun.  “A whirlwind of information, a new bubbly arty environment, a lovely step up into […]

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