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A celebratory group shot of visually impaired drag artists, all dressed in a variety of colourful and outlandish costumes. Some people pose while others grin and have their hands in the air.

We’re hiring! Extant is looking for an Administrator and Projects Co-ordinator

Posted on: 12 Sep 2023

We’re hiring! Extant is looking for an Administrator and Projects Co-ordinator     Arts Council England (ACE) has funded us as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) from 2023-26 to undertake a programme of radical transformation, exploring new ways to enable truly inclusive arts leadership in the future. Extant is seeking a confident, independent worker to […]

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Steve, a white male actor, Chloe, a mixed-heritage female actor and Chris, a white male actor stand in a line at the front of the stage with their right hands raised. They all wear boater hats, green blazers with red waistcoats underneath, grey shorts and long colourful socks.

Deadline Extended: Extant is seeking an Evaluation Partner for Extant: EVOLVE!

Posted on: 21 Jul 2023

  Deadline extended: Expressions of interest invited to be our evaluation partner   Extant is looking for an evaluation partner to join us as we explore new models of inclusive arts leadership for the future. We want to find people who can be our critical friends, unafraid to ask difficult questions as we work to […]

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Rehearsal for Crew and Design Showcase in Canada Water Theatre, February 2023. Actor Douglas Walker a white man with full beard wearing a red hoody and beige trousers sits on stage looking at a laptop. Long black drapes hang behind him. Associate and movement director Ada Eravama a black woman with long braids wearing a white top and gold hoop earrings sits Stage left of Douglas and looks on.

Pathways Evaluation Report: Blog Post, 6th July 2023

Posted on: 6 Jul 2023

Pathways Evaluation Report: Blog Post, 6th July 2023   By Caroline Jeyaratnam-Joyner, Pathways Programme Manager and Showcase Director, January 2020-March 2023     Pathways (2019-23) is Extant’s flagship professional development programme for visually impaired artists in the theatre industry. The programme – extended by one year due to the Pandemic – included: masterclasses, shadowing, mentoring, […]

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A group of drag performers look out beyond the camera. Their expressions and poses are varied: some are smiling, some pouting, some laughing, some with arms and legs out, some posing with their hands to their face. They wear bright colours and unique outfits.

We’re hiring! Director of Operations

Posted on: 19 May 2023

  We’re hiring! Extant is looking for a Director of Operations   This is a new role created to support Extant at a time of significant and exciting change. As Operations Director, your main responsibility is to lead Extant’s day-to-day operations (HR, governance, finance, project management and fundraising), ensuring we deliver against our business plan. […]

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Guest Blog: Super Power Panto Co-Writer Paula Connolly

Posted on: 15 Feb 2023

Guest Blog: Super Power Panto Co-Writer Paula Connolly My name is Paula Connolly. I am visually impaired and have hearing loss. I’m an actor, director and writer and I am extremely proud to be a co-writer and part of the Super Power Panto Team. For several years now I have been lucky enough to be […]

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Extant turns 25 in 2022!

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Extant turns 25 in 2022! “I am proud to have founded this amazing company and steered it through 25 years of innovation, and even more excited now to be launching our plans for steady transition into bold horizons of new leadership” Maria Oshodi Extant Evolve … This summer we moved into our new home – […]

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An actor wearing a blue boiler suit with a bright red star on the back, a tall red wig and a red tutu has his back to the camera and his arms raised towards the colourful yellow observatory set.

We’re hiring! Administrator (Full-Time)

Posted on: 6 Apr 2022

  We’re hiring! Administrator (Full-Time) Extant is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, pro-active and organised full-time Administrator to support the administrative functions of our theatre company, which is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation.  The Administrator will be responsible to the Executive Director and does not have line management responsibilities. However, they do have […]

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Super Power Panto R&D

Posted on: 14 Dec 2021

On October 4 visually impaired Extant actors joined three actors from children’s pantomime company Simply Smiley to start research on accessible panto for the first time.  Artistic Directors Maria Oshodi and Shannon McNab led and were also joined by TV comedy start Kiell Smith-Bynoe to develop the storyline and humour around the theme of super power […]

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A celebratory group shot of visually impaired drag artists, all dressed in a variety of colourful and outlandish costumes. Some are posing while others grin and have their hands in the air.

Opportunity: Artist Development Manager

Posted on: 3 Sep 2021

Extant is looking for a knowledgeable, supportive and experienced arts professional to lead a new 2-year pilot Artist Development initiative for our theatre company, which is due to be based in the brand-new Brixton House Cultural Hub from 2022. Over the last 20 years, Extant has been supporting marginalised visually impaired artists with more accessible […]

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The Space Arts Podcast

Posted on: 31 Mar 2021

Artistic Director and CEO Maria Oshodi joins The Space’s Creative Director, Fiona Morris and audio producer Clare Freeman for an episode of their new podcast series now available at to listen to on Spotify & Apple Podcasts. During her conversation with Fiona and Clare, Maria chats about the challenges of creating accessible digital content, the […]

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The logo for Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say: Upon a black background, a pupil in the middle of the image is outlined with the words 'Eye Say Eye Say Eye Say' bolded and in white, in the shape of an eye. Small, multicoloured stars surround the eye on the two top corners of the image. The Extant and Bloomsbury Festival logos are on the bottom of the image.

Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say!

Posted on: 16 Oct 2020

At the Bloomsbury Festival
Saturday 17 October 2020, 6pm show-time

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A group of eight workshop participants sitting in a circle on stage in a black box theatre. A man is sitting with legs crossed in the back with his hands in a 'what if' pose while the others sit crosslegged or on chairs with their attention to him

Pathways Directors Summer Online Masterclasses

Posted on: 8 Apr 2020

These three summer online workshops will offer our Pathways Directors the chance to explore stimuli, research accompanying themes – and build ideas for our proposed face-to-face masterclass intensive in the Autumn. Tim Etchell’s work has spanned 36 years with Forced Entertainment; as well as his independent work as a visual artist, writer and performance maker. […]

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