RADAR Connect: Inspiration Board
As RADAR sought to bring exciting new writing to our community, our RADAR Connect Workshop series sought to bring together exciting early career artists into an artistic community of tomorrow. Representing 8 different schools, over 50 students obtaining their Masters degree in a discipline of the Performing Arts participated in our RADAR Connect Workshops. A series of free practical workshops, RADAR Connect aspires to bring students under the same roof and help initiate an artistic dialogue among tomorrow’s theatre-makers through practical work in our premises.
The workshops are taught by RADAR artists and friends of the Bush. This year, we had the privilege of welcoming Rikki Beadle-Blair, Bryony Kimmings, Rob Drummer, John Wright, Brigitte Aphrodite and Laura Keefe to lead the RADAR Connect Workshops.
Each workshop leader provided an inspiration list to the students which detailed the people, books, plays, films, paintings, poems, artists, places, ideas, etc. that inspire them as artists. At the end of each workshop, students had the opportunity to create their own inspiration list. Student inspiration lists have been compiled into the collages below. Here is a sampling of what inspires the RADAR Connect community:
Here’s what some of our participants have to say:
“Any exposure to different attitudes and backgrounds…makes things more interesting in the work and also socially.”
“[It’s] really good to have practical help with craft and hear about the artistic policy and work here [at the Bush].”
“I’m not a writer and it was interesting to hear a writer’s opinion, and in general, the opinion of people who are older and more experienced than me.”
“I’m keen on gaining knowledge about story creation.”
“It was so great to learn about a totally new way of approaching people.”
“RADAR is a good opportunity to merge creative people.”
“[It’s] just cool to meet and connect with people doing what you do.”
“It was good that not everyone had the same goals and practice. Makes it more interesting, also for further contacting.”
“I gained a more realistic idea of what to expect in developing/networking in the arts community.”
“It was AMAZING- I have a lot of ideas on how to get started in the UK!”