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April 9, 2018

Leader of Tomorrow Alix Harris shares the lessons she’s learnt while running a theatre company in the South West.

The Importance Of Sometimes Staying Where You Are

I live in the South West of England, in a place called Plymouth, no not Portsmouth, Plymouth. This is a cho...

March 23, 2018

Leader of Tomorrow Naomi Sumner Chan reflects on the recent finance session in the Artistic Director Leadership Programme.

I have to be honest, when I was first asked to write a blog about the Leaders of Tomorrow finance session, I was worried. In primary school I was t...

March 3, 2018

Aisha Khan, co-artistic director of Freedom Studios shares the lessons she’s learnt in leadership.

Being asked to write a blog about leadership made me chuckle a little on the inside. If you know me well enough you’d know exactly why I was chuckling. And I’ll be honest...

February 26, 2018

Leader of Tomorrow Arron Gill reflects on how the concept of diversity is being framed in conversations.

At first, I was excited: a national group of artists of colour coming together over a few years to train, exchange, and learn critical artistic leadership skills. Ye...

January 5, 2018

(Pictured: Leader of Tomorrow Daniel Kok with Jessica Drape, Nicholai La Barrie, winners of the MOBO and LTC fellowship to tackle diversity in theatre leadership. Source: The Stage

Happy new year from the ADLP – this time of the year is always an exciting time for new...

December 20, 2017

Leader of Tomorrow Clarissa Widya talks about the need for diverse leadership to challenge Yellowface casting in the UK. 

Only a few months into the Leaders of Tomorrow Programme but without the first few sessions, I would not have been able to write this blog post. I t...

December 1, 2017

Trainee Artistic Director Nathan Powell talks about how his journey through the Artistic Director Leadership Programme has brought him closer to the concept of leadership which he once rejected at school.

I’ve had a complicated relationship with leadership for...

November 6, 2017

Rejection is a tough thing to deal with and can demotivate us in our journey to leadership. London-based Leader of Tomorrow Titi talks about how she shifted her focus and made the most out of being rejected. 

"Being rejected is like a bullet to the heart. It wounds...

September 22, 2017

Last week we officially launched the Artistic Director Leadership Programme. To celebrate the beginning of the two-year journey, Natalie Ibu, Artistic Director & CEO of lead company, tiata fahodzi, set the scene for our launch guests.

“Welcome to the launch of the Artis...

August 20, 2017

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 o...

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