In the lead up to the Genesis Foundation's 20th anniversary in 2021, ARTISTIC MINDS will share twenty episodes of conversations between leading figures in the world of arts and culture, including theatre, visual art and classical music. Presented and produced by broadcaster James Jolly.
Jennifer Tang & Abdul Shayek on earning from your art unapologetically
Jennifer Tang, Associate Director & Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic, and Abdul Shayek, Artistic Director/Joint CEO of Tara Theatre & member of the Genesis Kickstart Fund Advisory Council, discuss all things money-related. They particularly focus on freelance artists, how they determine what their work is worth and how society’s view of theatre and art impacts artists’ finances.
Jamie Njoku-Goodwin and Ed Vaizey on reviving Britain’s cultural sector
Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, Chief Executive of UK Music and member of the Genesis Kickstart Fund Advisory Council, and Ed Vaizey (Lord Vaizey of Didcot), member of the House of Lords, look ahead to a post-Covid cultural sector. They discuss how we can move from the support phase to the recovery phase, the need for protection of freelancers in the arts and why the arts will power both the economic and social recovery of the UK.
Farooq Chaudhry and Viviana Durante on finding your artistic voice in the world of dance and embracing risk
Leading UK dance figures Farooq Chaudhry (co-founder & Producer of Akram Khan Company and member of the Genesis Kickstart Fund Advisory Council) and Viviana Durante (Artistic Director of the English National Ballet School) discuss the importance of always remaining a student, the wonders of cross-genre collaboration in dance, and the need to embrace risk when creating a piece of work.
Rufus Norris & Nina Steiger on the need for more UK music theatre and developing new work at the National Theatre
The National Theatre's Head of Play Development Nina Steiger and Artistic Director Rufus Norris, who is also a member of the Genesis Kickstart Fund Advisory Council, join for a lively discussion about this febrile time for theatre. Together, they discuss the crisis the sector is facing and how new work development and programming at the National Theatre is directly affected. They look at the future, at the need to refresh the canon and demistify the process of developing new work, with a focus on music theatre.
Young professionals special: Harry Christophers with Genesis Sixteen alumni Sarah Latto, James Way & Jamie Wright on using innovation to rise to the challenges of Covid-19 as conductors and singers
Ahead of next year's 10th anniversary for Genesis Sixteen, our young artists scheme for 18-23 year olds in collaboration with The Sixteen, The Sixteen's conductor Harry Christophers speaks to former participants about their evolution from young artist to professional, the digital renovation of the classical music industry, and using digital technology to pioneer new forms of performance and collaboration, like Wright's renowned Stay at Home Choir.
Sir Simon Rattle & The Lord Mayor of the City of London on overcoming Covid-19 in the creative sector and cultivating a diverse generation of artistic talent
As part of a series of cultural events to celebrate arts and culture in the City of London, hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell and the Genesis Foundation and chaired by James Jolly, Sir Simon Rattle and the Lord Mayor came together for a cultural conversation. They discussed the impact of Covid-19 on the classical music industry, the resilience and proactivity of the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic, and how the LSO's East London Academy is nurturing a new generation of artistic talent that looks more like London.