Curation

Breaking Bread: On Otherness

a meal with meaning

In May 2018, we curated an event at Lancaster Arts. We'd been speaking to artists about their experiences of belonging and otherness, how these influenced their process and how art influenced lived experience. It was research for a new show.

The conversations were so interesting that we brought together some of the participants for a joint meal, to share with each other and an audience some of their thoughts. Leo Burtin prepared the food in response to the conversations we'd had, inspired by the history of each person.

Click below to see a pamphlet about our conversations.

FLINT

exceptional work in unusual places

The work we make straddles various performance practices, and we believe that innovative work from artists in all kinds of disciplines can be accessible to audiences everywhere.

Outside cosmopolitan urban centres, many audiences rarely get the chance to try new work which doesn’t conform to traditional disciplinary boundaries. That means they’re missing out on some of the best work — and work which is often at a small scale that’s able to visit those places fairly easily. We love to help those artists meet new audiences.

Our FLINT events have done that, pushing beyond existing programming initiatives, allowing audiences and programmers together to discover new kinds of work.

FLINT microfests

short one or two day festivals of contemporary performance for new audiences

changing where cutting-edge work is seen

helping programmers discover new artists

letting children and young people engage with live art

bringing an exciting selection of work to rural areas

FLINTsparks

seed co-commissioning opportunities

supported FLINTwalls residencies

early programming commitments to help artists get projects going

FLINT nights

an evening of work encouraging a theatre's audiences to discover something new

brilliant work across different styles using a selection of spaces in a theatre building

truly inspiring - I laughed, I cried and I thought.. That for me is what art is for, thank you x

audience member