RESEARCH

A crucial part of COMMON's work is undertaking research into the current socio-economic landscape of the UK theatre industry, to learn more about the barriers that artists from working-class backgrounds face.

Alongside pursuing our own research, we also collaborate with leading cultural sociologists, humanities researchers and academics to support existing research into what it means to be working-class in the UK today, and to better understand the relationship between an individual's socio-economic background and their likelihood of building a sustainable career in theatre.

We also partner with theatres, arts organisations and charities to undertake new research led by COMMON, to gain a clearer picture of the socio-economic landscape of theatre and identify the complex barriers that working-class artists face across the UK.

 
 
 

COMMON GROUND: SESSION NOTES

 
 

Below you can find the summarised notes FROM SOME OF our previous 'common ground' events.

This includes summaries of the barriers working-class artists described facing when building careers in theatre, and their suggestions of solutions to help overcome them.

Our intention is for these notes to be utilised by theatres, arts organisations and theatre companies when looking to make their artistic programming, outreach and engagement work, and artist development opportunities more accessible for working-class artists and communities.

 
 
 

COMMON GROUND: CAREER PROGRESSION AS
A WORKING-CLASS THEATRE DIRECTOR

HOSTED WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE
WEDNESDAY 4TH APRIL 2018

 

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COMMON GROUND: CAREER PROGRESSION AS
A WORKING-CLASS PLAYWRIGHT

THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE
MONDAY 26TH MARCH 2018

 

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COMMON GROUND: CAREER PROGRESSION AS
A WORKING-CLASS PRODUCER

HOSTED WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE OLD VIC THEATRE
WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 2018

 

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