The Authentic Artist Collective the network for those who have participated in an Authentic Artist Workshop and the production company for the new work it creates.
After taking a workshop, there are opportunities to remain connected with other participants and the wider community.
There is a private Authentic Artist Facebook page (separate from the general Authentic Artist Collective page) where people post links, photographs, ask questions, discuss artistic issues etc. This is a great resource and well used by the community.
There are also monthly Asylums in London & Edinburgh, where 'AA's come to share their current work or practices and connect with the community as sharers or witnesses.
Within the wider Collective, much artistic collaboration has occurred and continues to occur. The Collective has members in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the US, France, Denmark and Finland.
Asylum Dates 2017:
January 21 Edinburgh
February 5 London
February 19 Edinburgh
March 5 London
March 18 Edinburgh
April 2 London
April 16 Edinburgh
May 7 London
May 20 Edinburgh
June 4 London
June 18 Edinburgh
July 2 London
July 15 Edinburgh
August 20 Edinburgh
September 3 London
September 16 Edinburgh
October 1 London
October 22 Edinburgh
November 5 London
November 18 Edinburgh
* December 3 London
December 17 Edinburgh
January 7 London
* AAA December 3 will be followed by the 'AA is 50' Birthday Party at the fh Space in Forest Hill
Authentic Artist Alumni include:
ACTORS: Sue Appleby, Lewis Barfoot, Eleanor Buchan, Sioned Jones, Ellis Kerkhoven, Henry McGrath, Kate Maravan, Michele Moran, Judith Williams, Sarah-Louise Young, Jamie Zubairi
POETS: Natacha Bryan, Rachel McCrum, Rachel Amey, Em Strang
VISUAL ARTISTS: Alice Fernbank, Tamsin Haggis, Juliette Jeanclaude, Iddo Oberski
MUSICIANS: Neyire Ashworth, Mark Aspinall, Mairi Campbell, Amy Duncan, Karine Polwart, Josh Flowers, Gwyneth Herbert, Conor Mitchell
STORYTELLERS: Alice Fernbank, David Francis, Lea Taylor, David Campbell, Rachel Rose Reid
DANCERS/CHOREOGRAPHERS: Mina Aidoo, Ita O'Brien, Peter Groom, Vincent Manna, Skye Reynolds
WRITERS: Diane Samuels, Danny Scheinmann, Rachel Connor, Skye Loneragan
DESIGNERS: Ellan Parry
Images by Tamsin Haggis