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Raucous Reflectories

A digital space for international collaboration

With the pandemic heralding the dawn of what is fast becoming the Zoom age of interaction, what does this scramble to the digital mean for international collaboration between artists and technologists? What models might we build for finding new international co-creators, dreaming up new work and collaborating without the need to fly?

Inspired by these questions, we will be launching a series of three Reflectories between the UK, North America and Sweden in a pilot project to ascertain how artists from different countries and disciplines might share provocations, reactions, proposals, visions, reflections and practice. And then we want to share those conversations as widely as we can to include our audiences, our peers and our sectors.

For the Reflectories we are working with colleague organisations who have each nominated artists to participate in the discussion. These organisations are:

Soulpepper Theatre, Toronto
Theatre Passe Muraille
, Toronto
Banff Centre of Creativity & the Arts
, Banff
Bristol Old Vic
, Bristol
Sherman Theatre
, Cardiff
University of Skövde
, Skövde
Folkteatern (People's Theatre)
, Gothenburg
Arts Museum
, Skövde


Reflectory 1

The first Raucous Reflectory took place on Thursday 13 August where the provocation was: "Enforced isolation and reliance on technology will be a game-changer in providing space for international collaboration"

Reflectory 2

The second Reflectory will take place on Thursday 17 September and the provocation will be: "Our reliance on technology within our ‘New Normal’ world will be a game-changer for artistic collaboration"


Our heartfelt thanks to Arts Council England and The National Lottery for making these Reflectories a reality by awarding us emergency funding during the Covid-19 pandemic.