The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central) and New Earth Theatre are pleased to announce a new associateship, which will bring higher education arts training and the industry closer together.
The two organisations have a close working relationship which has included delivery of the New Earth Performer’s Academy and Academy Plus London. The newly formalised associateship solidifies this existing relationship and lays out plans for a number of shared projects and goals, including: the development of events to highlight and celebrate the presence of East and South East Asian artists; the exploration of research and fellowship opportunities; and the delivery of masterclasses, workshops, guest lectures and other teaching opportunities for East and South East Asian artists.
The associateship will see the two organisations work together in an ethical and artistic way to promote equity, diversity and inclusion across all levels of their operations and programming. They will also work to inspire and expand the platforms available for East and South East Asian theatre artists, actors, writers, directors, makers and practitioners.
The relationship with New Earth Theatre marks the first formal associateship in what Central hopes will be a series of strategic new relationships to bring the institution closer to industry partners and deepen and expand the work of the School.