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Amanda Parker

Amanda Parker

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Biography

Amanda Parker is editor of Arts Professional magazine, and director of Inc Arts UK, which campaigns for greater inclusion in the arts sector workforce.

Recent Articles

Solidarity is not enough – arts organisations must unite for anti-racist action

Solidarity is not enough – arts organisations must unite for anti-racist action

Many arts organisations came out in support of last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests but how many have lived up to their promises? Amanda Parker welcomes progress so far but argues that theatres must work together for inclusive change
Many students, few jobs: Is the industry training too many actors?

Many students, few jobs: Is the industry training too many actors?

The pandemic has severely impacted job opportunities across the creative and culture sectors, while the government is making cuts to arts education budgets. Actors, agents and industry leaders tell Amanda Parker whether we are facing an oversupply of performing talent, or just thinking about training in the wrong way
Theatremaker and podcaster Koko Brown: ‘I want to be in power one day – to have power and empower others’

Theatremaker and podcaster Koko Brown: ‘I want to be in power one day – to have power and empower others’

Theatremaker and podcaster Koko Brown tells Amanda Parker about her podcast series Black in Power, why she felt the need to speak to people from across the theatre sector about how they reached the top and tackling the loneliness of leadership
Back to showbusiness as usual? How producers aim to transform theatre post-Covid

Back to showbusiness as usual? How producers aim to transform theatre post-Covid

While some producers may be tempted to programme sure-fire hits as venues reopen, others are keen to take risks to showcase diverse talent and reach broader audiences. Producers at different stages in their careers tell Amanda Parker how lessons learned from the pandemic could transform theatre for the better
The culture secretary can’t afford to ignore arts leaders' diversity warning

The culture secretary can’t afford to ignore arts leaders' diversity warning

Oliver Dowden must listen to the 65 arts leaders who have asked for support in protecting their creative practices – and so must the arts sector, says Amanda Parker, else it risks sidelining tomorrow’s audiences
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