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Posted on: 4th March 2021

Fuel’s community of freelancers has created a Manifesto in response to their combined experience and galvanised by the events around the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The New NormalManifesto

For further information please contact Jennifer Jackson, Nick Makoha, and Lola May at

The Manifesto includes a call to action for individuals and organisations to sign up to its principles.

The New NormalManifesto

Individuals and Organisations are asked to commit to the 10 point plan by signing up at the following links:

A diverse group of artists has today announced the publication of a Manifesto that has been written over a number of months as a response to their own experiences working in the arts industry and a common belief that systemic discrimination runs throughout the industry. Energised by the sense that real change might be possible in the explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement and that there was a real opportunity to take, the group decided that they needed to be a force for good and to create a set of guidelines and expectations that individuals and organisations can commit to in their future working practice.

While focused on Black artists it is the group’s hope that the principles will be applied to ensure equity for all groups facing barriers in the performing arts and entertainment industries and/or society more broadly due to their race, ethnicity, or disability.

The Manifesto is currently endorsed by a host of people including Christopher Haydon and Rose Theatre, Pauline Mayers, Sule Rimi, Chris Thorpe, Akiyawerikumo Henry, Richard Dufty, Caridad Svich, Miriam Nabarro, Nicola Cashin & EGO Performance Company, Richard Twyman & English Touring Theatre, and Kate McGrath & Fuel.

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Author 4dmin

Founded in 2020, Obsidain is an international organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.

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