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Kath Burlinson in The Mother's Bones.

photo by Charlie Carter



The Authentic Artist Collective is an inclusive and diversity aware organisation committed to equal opportunities. We welcome queer, trans, non-binary and gender non-confirming people to all our activities and events. We are an international group working to increase the representation of Black and global majority people  in the Collective. We have recently created an EDI 'Community of Listeners' to support equity in all our processes.


Kath developed the Authentic Artist programme under the mentorship of Paul Oertel and Nancy Spanier.  She is a published writer and poet, has stage, TV, film and radio credits and won a Manchester Evening News Award for her solo show, 'The Mother's Bones.' Prior to her work with the AAAC, Kath co-founded The Weird Sisters theatre company with Alison Goldie, winning 5 international Fringe Festival awards including Best Show Adelaide Fringe. Kath spent 8 years lecturing in English & Drama at the University of Southampton, has a PhD in Victorian poetry and wrote a book on Christina Rossetti.


Founded by Kath Burlinson in 2009, the Authentic Artist Collective is an empowerment engine and support network for artists from all disciplines, as well as  a production company for new work.  


Authentic Artist Workshops offer a safe space to explore and be guided towards greater personal and artistic realisation.  For a workshop trailer please click here  

For forthcoming workshop dates visit Authentic Artist Workshops


See News for forthcoming performances


For Kath's work in the private and public sectors visit Corporate Training 

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Photos: 'AA' workshop & productions 'Wolf' & 'Tender Age'