Projects

 

Projects

Since its formation in 2009, the company and its Directors have worked with many major clients in the development and delivery of dozens of projects in many areas of activity. These include:

Research and strategic planning

  • British Council London and the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (researching and writing a major report on issues relating to the development of cultural links between the UK and India in 2009)
  • Southbank Centre London (researching and writing a report on the development of the Centre’s international strategy in 2010)
  • UK’s Cultural Olympiad of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (carrying out research on Indian arts in 2010)
  • Jaipur Virasat Foundation in Jaipur, Rajasthan (advising on the Foundation’s approach to capacity building of arts practitioners in the region in 2010)
  • Akademi in London (developing an international strategy for the organisation) (2011)
  • National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters of Kuwait and British Council Oman (researching the needs of the museum sector in Kuwait in 2013)

Arts management training and development

  • Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi (designing and delivering an international artist residency programme in the United Arab Emirates and France in 2009-2010)
  • Relais Culture Europe and British Council France (developing a cultural leadership programme in 2010)
  • British Council London’s Creative Economy Unit (developing arts management training programmes for practitioners in Russia, Central Europe/Caucasus and
  • Middle East - Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Oman in 2012)
  • British Council Oman (delivering a festivals management training programme for practitioners from the Middle East in 2012)
  • British Council China (developing and producing two major programmes of arts management training programmes and UK residencies in 2012 and 2013)
  • ARThinkSouthAsia Delhi (running a training programme on festival management in 2012)
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan (artistic advisory services relating to the National Ballet Company in 2013)
  • British Council London’s Cultural Skills Unit (developing and delivering a programme for museum curators in Kuwait in 2015)
  • Theatrical Management Association UK (delivering several arts management workshops from 2009-2017)
  • Dramatic Arts Centre Tehran (developing programmes of capacity building for Iranian theatre producers from 2009 onwards)
  • Victoria & Albert Museum London (leading evaluation workshops with museums in India and the Arab world in 2010 and 2011
  • National Youth Theatre UK (advise on activity in India in 2010)
  • Performance Infinity (London) and China Performing Arts Agency (developing and delivering a 3-week training programme for Chinese producers in 2016)
  • High Commission of India in London and Teamwork Arts in Delhi (helping deliver the India@UK Year of Culture 2017, a large-scale, UK-wide celebration of 70 years of Indian independence launched by her HM the Queen on 27 February 2017, which included hundreds of events such as performances, literature festivals, exhibitions, and concerts)

Production of theatre work

Process Day by Sharon Eyal and Gai BeharThe company has also produced, in collaboration with Watford Palace Theatre, the UK premiere of My Hamlet, a work featuring the Fingers Puppet Theatre of Tbilisi, Georgia and UK actress Linda Marlowe, as well as Platero y Yo, a work developed in partnership with the Marjanishvili Theatre Tbilisi and Norwich Puppet Theatre.

The company has also toured the Company Theatre’s production of Hamlet, The Clown Prince in March/April 2011.

In 2017, the company developed a highly acclaimed production of French playwright Jean-René Lemoine’s Medea, Written in Rage, translated and directed by Neil Bartlett, with François Testory in the title role. The work was toured in the UK in 2017 and internationally in 2018.

Brokering of international relations

  • Arts Council England’s Sustained Theatre initiative – NFA, working in partnership with Teamwork Productions in New Delhi, developed international links for UK artists in the BME sector in 2009-2010)
  • Scottish Dance Theatre - Nelson Fernandez, one of NFA’s Directors, acts as International Producer for Scottish Dance Theatre, producing tours and collaborative projects for the company in China, India, Italy, Dubai, Romania, South Korea, the US, Italy, Mexico, and Brazil. He is presently producing the company’s next visit to China in 2018; a tour of South America to Colombia, Chile, and Peru in June/July 2019 as well as visits to Germany in 2019; and a Canadian tour in 2020
  • Sibiu International Festival (Romania) – Nelson Fernandez has been artistic advisor to the Festival since 2013
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