Oliver Emanuel is one of Imaginate's 2019/20 Accelerator artists, with funding and time to research and develop a new piece of writing for young audiences called I Am Tiger. This is his first blog post, reflections on his research into how to talk to children about death.

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Birds of Paradise recently did an Imaginate residency with Pilrig Park School at the end of 2019, here Artistic Director Robert Gale talks about the experience and what they learned.

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Mamoru Iriguchi has been supported by Imaginate and PUSH to explore a new performance project for teenagers about genders and sexuality. Here he talks about what he has learned so far and what his hopes for the future are.

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A blog by Women Dancing (Lou Brodie and Geraldine Heaney) reflecting on their residency week for Imaginate at The Work Room in September 2019.

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Read about proposed cuts to the EU Culture budget including Creative Europe funding that makes projects like PUSH+ possible.  Read their statement and find out what you can do to help.

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We are delighted to announce that we are offering a career-changing programme for artists to make performances for children with additional support needs, thanks to a grant from the Jerwood Arts’ Development Programme Fund.

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Hannah Venet's second blog about her Immerse residency with Canal View Primary School.

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Eoin McKenzie blogs about his Immerse residency with Craigroyston Primary School alongside artist Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir.

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Natalie Arle-Toyne wins the September John Bryne Award.

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Hannah Venet is currently working with Canal View Primary School as part of Immerse Artist in Residence programme, here she talks about her sessions with P6 at the school (the taster and weeks 1 - 3) alongside Caitlin Mulgrew and Anna Noonan.

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We are delighted to announce that Belinda McElhinney has been appointed to undertake a PhD over the next three-year in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, on the following topic: Valuing Young Audience: how children experience and value live theatre and dance, and why it matters. This research project seeks to explore and evidence the value of watching theatre and dance for children as audience members in a school setting and in an arts venue. It will use a combination of ethnographic tools including participant observation, semi-structured interviews and workshops to engage with children, teachers, parents and artists to understand the children’s experiences. 

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Emma Park (PUSH artist) writes about gender politics as part of her reflections on the Gender Lab.

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Three artists based in Scotland have been selected to take part in an international residency on the subject of ‘Failure’, as part of Imaginate’s Creative-Europe funded project PUSH+.

Edinburgh-based dancer and theatre maker Emma Jayne Park, Inverness-based circus artist and director Ellie Dubois, and Glasgow-based performance maker Eoin McKenzie will join another twelve artists from four different countries (Belgium, Norway, Ireland and Denmark) for the 10-day artist residency.

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Lucy Gaizely (PUSH artist) writes about risk and childhood as part of her reflections on the (over)protection Lab.

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Niroshini Thambar (PUSH artist) writes about representation in theatre for young audiences as part of her reflections on the Migration Lab.

This blog has appeared on the ASSITEJ website here.

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Reflections on the Home Lab from lead artist Luke Pell.

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Fiona (Imaginate and PUSH+ partner) reflects on the series of experiences, projects and friendships that led to PUSH+.

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Rosa is one of two Launchpad artists with Imaginate, here she talks about her recent trip to Krokusfestival in Belgium.

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