Working with diverse artists can greatly enhance the creative and artistic process.
Artists who bring different perspectives (because of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, etc.) can have unexpected and valuable insights. This can have a positive impact on the strength and relevance of the work created.
Of course, working with a more diverse group of artists also brings challenges that you might not expect. You may need to plan for longer rehearsal/development periods. You may have to find different and new spaces to rehearse in. You will need to be open to working differently, and not expect artists with (for example) learning difficulties to simply fit in with the way you currently do things. Keep in mind that this is a development of your own or your company’s practice.
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