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Wales Arts International | Is the climate emergency a gamechanger for international work in the arts? | Online Event

Wales Arts International are hosting an online event at Wales Climate Week, discussing rethinking international work and touring with a panel of experts.

Friday 26 November 10:15-11:15am GMT

Conversations about re-thinking international work in the arts, and the relatively new ‘slow touring’ concepts, are framed by a challenging backdrop for most artists starting or restarting their international careers. Challenges that include the climate emergency, Brexit, the global pandemic, colonial practices, and inequality.

Alison Woods (NoFit State) and Gift Chansa (Circus Zambia) will open the session with experiences from the ‘Drum Up a Circus’ collaboration, which ignited their rethinking of international work. When NoFit State were unable to travel to Zambia in 2020, the company changed its approach entirely. Up until then, more than 70% of the company’s income had come from international tours. Now, their local global approach is certainly a curtain raiser, even if the barriers facing the company feel, at times, like a showstopper.

The event will be hosted by Eluned Haf (Head of Wales Arts International), and we’ll be joined by a number of experts.

Find more information here.

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