An innovative international partnership of arts centres led by the UK has started rolling out a series of six co-productions from March 2019 into 2020.
Future Arts Centres does exactly what it says on the tin: the network started in 2013 as the National Partnership of Arts Centres and its tagline ‘creating the arts centres of the future’ brings together the UK’s ARC Stockton, Artsdepot, Brewery Arts Centre, Albany Deptford, Cambridge Junction, Lincoln Drill Hall, Mac Birmingham, Rich Mix and Stratford Circus.
“Art centres tend to be place-based, their work is often very local,” says Gavin Barlow, the Albany’s artistic director, who co-chairs with ARC Stockton’s Annabel Turpin. “We were interested in the model of how art centres could play to their strengths in terms of involving their communities and working locally but also internationally.”…
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