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The Authentic Artist Collective is 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 Authentic Artist 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 USA, France, Denmark, Australia and Finland.







Asylum Dates 2020:

Covid 19 interrupted the Asylum days.  But we do have Virtually Authentic sessions on Zoom (for previous workshop participants):


19.15-20.30 Tues 7 July Kath Burlinson & Ellis Kerkhoven

15.00-16.15 Wed 22 July Elspeth Murray & Iddo Oberski

19.15-20.30 Mon 3 Aug Christine Sparks & John Sparks

16.15-17.30 Tues 18 Aug Em Strang & Lizzie Heavenor (née Crarer)

19.30-20-45 Mon 31 Aug Joanna Rosenfeld & Daniel Mandel


We hope AAA days may resume

tbc September 20 Edinburgh

tbc October 17 Edinburgh

tbc November 22Glasgow

tbc December 19 Edinburgh

Authentic Artist Alumni include:

ACTORS:  Elizabeth Crarer, Sioned Jones, Ellis Kerkhoven, Henry McGrath, Kate Maravan, Michele Moran,  Joanna Rosenfeld, Andrea Hall, Judith Williams, Jamie Zubairi

POETS: Omikemi Natacha Bryan, Rachel McCrum, Rachel Amey, Em Strang

VISUAL ARTISTS: Juliette June, Tamsin Haggis,  Iddo Oberski, Kshema Cooper

MUSICIANS: Neyire Ashworth, Mark Aspinall, Mairi Campbell, Amy Duncan, Karine Polwart, Christine Sparks, Gwyneth Herbert, Lewis Barfoot

STORYTELLERS: Alice Fernbank, David Francis, Lea Taylor, David Campbell, Rachel Rose Reid, Eleanor Buchan, Zoie Kennedy

DANCERS/CHOREOGRAPHERS: Mina Aidoo, Ita O'Brien, Peter Groom, Vincent Manna

WRITERS:  Diane Samuels, Danny Scheinmann, Rachel Connor, Skye Loneragan

DESIGNERS: Mallin Parry

CABARET ARTISTS: Paul Martin (Paulus). Sarah-Louise Young