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Artistic Directors of the Future is the first membership organisation dedicated to increasing the number of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders in the arts.

Membership is open to theatre & live performance professionals (emerging, mid-career, established and career changers) and organisations worldwide.

What we do:
- Provide leadership training, events, and programmes for Black, Asian or ethnically diverse (Global majority) theatre/live performance creatives and professional at any stage of their leadership career. To check if you are eligible click here
- We partner with leading theatre and live performance organisations to diversify their networks and diversify their senior staff and trustees.


Individuals must be registered as standard or paying members to attend our events, workshops and to apply for our development programmes. Our mission is to improve the representation of Black, Asian or ethnically diverse people in arts leadership roles. For the purposes of ADF, ‘ethnically diverse’ refers to race and not nationality, some use the term ‘Global Majority’. To be clear, our individual membership is open to people from the following backgrounds:

- Black
- South Asian
- East Asian
- Middle Eastern
- Latino(x)
- Pacific Islander
- Indigenous or Native American
- Mixed Race/Dual Heritage (with the inclusion of any number of ethncities described in this list)

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