FUTURE TALENT May - July 2021 - Page 19

s artistic director for the Young Vic , Kwame
Kwei-Armah recognises his responsibility as curator to seek out and nurture new artists and talent , always keeping an eye on trends and what may act as a catalyst for profound societal shifts .
In this video of his session at our 2020 conference , he describes his approach to discovering and nurturing new talent , and explains how he works in the hope that great and meaningful change in our sectors is always just around the corner . The responsibility to exploit this potential is the point at which he believes his work in theatre and the world of HR intersects .
To manifest his vision of “ sustained and accelerated evolution ”, Kwei-Armah feels it is vital to bring the right people to the table against existing orthodoxies , and to ensure that people are heard without them feeling the “ bandwidth tax ” of being the sole voice of change .
His session is followed by a short Q & A with conference host Tim Campbell , in which he speaks to the loneliness of breaking glass ceilings , the importance of constant communication in teams and his ingrained optimism for a more diverse future .

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Future Talent Conference 2020

Keynote : Theatre as a platform for structural change

KWAME KWEI-ARMAH

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Kwei-Armah recognises his responsibility as curator to seek out and nurture new artists and talent , always keeping an eye on trends and what may act as a catalyst for profound societal shifts .

In theatre , our job is to attempt to ride the zeitgeist and look deeply at the trends and what might catalyse change

In this video of his session at our 2020 conference , he describes his approach to discovering and nurturing new talent , and explains how he works in the hope that great and meaningful change in our sectors is always just around the corner . The responsibility to exploit this potential is the point at which he believes his work in theatre and the world of HR intersects .

To manifest his vision of “ sustained and accelerated evolution ”, Kwei-Armah feels it is vital to bring the right people to the table against existing orthodoxies , and to ensure that people are heard without them feeling the “ bandwidth tax ” of being the sole voice of change .

His session is followed by a short Q & A with conference host Tim Campbell , in which he speaks to the loneliness of breaking glass ceilings , the importance of constant communication in teams and his ingrained optimism for a more diverse future .

How are you negotiating tomorrow ? How are you bringing the right people to the table despite all orthodoxies ?