The Future Forum, curated by Fevered Sleep and produced by Fuel, is an opportunity for producers and promoters to come together to reflect on the extraordinary creative opportunities that are offered when we make performance for children, and specifically to discuss and imagine models for producers to work with artists to help create high quality new work.
Forward looking and concerned with artform and artist development, The Future Forum 2011 included an opportunity to hear from Alice McGrath (at the time development director, Imaginate) and Sarah Golding (associate artistic director, BAC) about their own experiences as producers working within organisations that are committed to transforming the landscape of performance for children. A conversation with Alice and Sarah was hosted by David Harradine, artistic director of Fevered Sleep.
The Future Forum is part of Future Play, a research project being undertaken by Fevered Sleep, which is investigating the models and processes involved in the creation of performance for children, especially in the touring sector. You can sign up to the discussion at www.thefutureplayground.com.