The role of festivals in supporting the development of new work; discussion at On The Edge - ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering World Festival, Birmingham

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


A panel discussion with the heads of major international festivals in the UK and Ireland on the role and responsibility of festivals to support new work and emerging artists. The panel considered not only the obligations they faced but issues of readiness and exposure of work to an international audience at an early stage, the readiness of a festival entity to support artists and the gap present in the world of theatre for artists to move beyond scratch.
Period03 Jul 2016
Event title2016 ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering and World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences – ON THE EDGE
Event typeConference
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Festivals
  • Theatre for young audiences
  • Theatre
  • arts management
  • artists