In an industry that can be notoriously closed off to outsiders, NSDF is a huge lifeline for people like me; it breaks boundaries, creates opportunities, generates self-confidence and inspires careers. When I began my journey into the arts I knew no one in the industry and had no experience of it. Today, I have both and call myself a writer because of NSDF.Mohammed Barber, NSDF Alumni and LAB Participant
In 2020 NSDF began creating work for the first time in the 64 year old Festival. We are creating new work and new communities ourselves: to increase our reach and the diversity of our young artists.
Not So Typical Project
A brand new project for young artists with neurodiverse and co-occurring differences led by Agatha Elwes