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Introducing our associate artists for 2017-18
We’re delighted to introduce our six Associate Artists for 2017-18. These organisations and individuals are working closely with us to deliver creative programmes throughout 2017 and beyond, with public-facing events, new commissions and learning and engagement programmes with young and local people. They have been selected because they represent the breadth and depth of our artistic programme, working across the artistic disciplines and with diversity at the heart of what they all do.
The Associate Artists are Arts Canteen, Baluji Shirivastav OBE and Inner Vision Orchestra, Dash Arts, Numbi and SJ Fowler. Sixth associate artist Tomorrow’s Warriors and Nu Civilisation Orchestra is joining Rich Mix as our first ever resident orchestra.
Artistic Director Oliver Carruthers explains that"[they] are all artists we’ve had the privilege to work with over the years, and we think they deliver outstanding work. That’s why we wanted to change our relationship a little bit, so that we can offer more support to them with our building, resources and time."
Poet and playwrite SJ Fowler responded "without the generous, agile and mindful support of Rich Mix I simply would not have been able to evolve as an artist in the way I hope I have over the last seven years. To be an associate artist in 2017 is an immense opportunity, I'm proud to be associated with the place and staff, and what it stands for."
Aser El Saqqa from Arts Canteen adds that “arts and culture enhance every part of our lives and help us to make sense of our experiences, teaching us to empathise with others. Rich Mix associates... recognises this and supports our belief that there should be no boundaries to the arts."
And Josephine Burton, Co-Artistic Director of Dash Arts, said she was excited to work with Rich Mix given "the venue’s commitment to and enthusiasm for experimenting and presenting diverse creatively exciting work."
We look forward to sharing the work we create with our Associate Artists over the year ahead.
Find out more about our Associate Artists here.