Arts Emergency

Christopher Haydon

Artistic Director, Gate Theatre

I have always been passionate about making theatre that engages with the world we live in. Most of the work I have been involved in developing has been new writing with a strong political element – looking at issues from revolution and war to identity and religion. Art matters because the imagination matters – our creative capacity to envision different ways of being is one of the fundamental things that makes us human. I am interested in volunteering for AE because I firmly believe that the arts industry as a whole is at its strongest when it is most accessible.