Nick Awde

Nick Awde

Biography

Nick Awde is editor of The Stage’s international section and general secretary of the new UK Centre of the International Theatre Institute

Recent Articles

How have other island nations’ arts sectors coped with Covid-19?

How have other island nations’ arts sectors coped with Covid-19?

Nick Awde discovers how the island nations of Taiwan, Singapore and New Zealand have managed the pandemic’s effect on their performing arts sectors
Running out of time – can this year’s panto season be saved?

Running out of time – can this year’s panto season be saved?

Earlier this month, Qdos Entertainment’s Michael Harrison gave the government a deadline of August 3 to save the festive season at theatres nationwide. Directors, producers and performers explain why pantomimes are crucial for their communities as well as their bank balance
Kultur club: How Germany has led the way in supporting the arts in lockdown

Kultur club: How Germany has led the way in supporting the arts in lockdown

Germany has been praised for its fast response to coronavirus, having pledged billions in aid to support the country’s cultural sector. But, as ITI Germany director Thomas Engel tells Nick Awde, there are still issues to address, including a lack of clarity on how the creative industries will reopen across the country’s 16 states and the need for a dedicated culture ministry
Renata Carvalho: 'We are in a sinking boat without a life-jacket'

Renata Carvalho: 'We are in a sinking boat without a life-jacket'

As Brazil’s death rate soars, activist Renata Carvalho tells Nick Awde about living under an oppressive government during a pandemic
Easing lockdown around the world: 'I do not believe we can go back. This is a time for change'

Easing lockdown around the world: 'I do not believe we can go back. This is a time for change'

Theatres around the world are starting to plan how and when they may be able to reopen their doors. But with different levels of lockdown and financial support between countries, there is no single solution. Nick Awde explores the progress of venues and creatives in Italy, Germany and South Korea
‘How can we empower theatremakers to stay in the north?’

‘How can we empower theatremakers to stay in the north?’

Liverpool-based theatremaker Luke Barnes tells Nick Awde about the recent Stories of the North open town hall, which encouraged northern artists to consider their identities and the changes they want to see
Druid Theatre in Galway, European City of Culture 2020: ‘We have a plan B’

Druid Theatre in Galway, European City of Culture 2020: ‘We have a plan B’

Artistic director Garry Hynes tells Nick Awde why Druid is in a better position than many of the ECoC shows that have had to cancel
European Capitals of Culture: Coping with the Covid-19 crisis

European Capitals of Culture: Coping with the Covid-19 crisis

The impact of a complete shutdown of mass gatherings was bound to test an event lasting all year to its limits. Rijeka 2020 artistic director Emina Visnic tells Nick Awde how the coronavirus crisis has affected one of this year’s European Capitals of Culture
How are European theatremakers coping with coronavirus closures?

How are European theatremakers coping with coronavirus closures?

With the virus affecting most of Europe, Nick Awde speaks to theatremakers and policymakers from Germany, Sweden and Italy about how the coronavirus is impacting their work, and what is being done to manage the fallout
The salaried arts workers donating to freelances

The salaried arts workers donating to freelances

Workers in the performing arts have been hit hard in the Covid-19 crisis, excluded as many are from government employee aid deals or Arts Council England’s support for national portfolio organisations, with many not covered by the measures for self-employed workers.
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