Mission

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Viktor from Sherbourne Fields School, during the ‘Neuroaesthtics’ project

Upfront: /ʌpˈfrʌnt,ˈʌp-/ Bold, frank, honest’

Upfront aims to:

  • Bring audiences with complex needs to the front of artists and venues agenda when making and programming work.
  • Develop peer learning and support for artists who are committed to making performance for and with individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Progress and contribute to practice-based creative research, and critical thought in the field.
  • Establish a database of artists in the UK and internationally who specialise in making work for and with individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Provide discussions, debates, sharings and opportunities for networking and collaboration.
  • Break down fear surrounding the area by discussing the political, social and practical barriers that may be encountered when making work for this audience.
  • Focus on artistic quality and innovation, and to connect with what is at the forefront of contemporary theatre.

 

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