Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people is led by Artistic Director and CEO Maria Oshodi. Extant has become an innovation in arts management and creative practice, bringing a unique cultural perspective of visual impairment to broaden employment, training and consultancy through the arts.

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picture of the Extant team in the Vidra theatre bar for the end of BIT festival celebrations

Catching the Ghost tours to Croatia!

Last month, the Catching the Ghost team reconfigured and hit the road, and the skies, to present the show at the 10th International Blind in Theatre or BIT Festival in Zagreb, hosted by New Life (Novi Zivot).

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picture of participants taking part in the RNC workshop with Maria Oshodi

Latest Participation News – Birmingham and Manchester

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Pic from Flatland project dissemination - group of six people sitting around a table for evaluation and discussion

Research opportunity with Extant

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Participants look at and touch puppets, in workshop with artists of Meet Fred company before a show at mac Birmingham

July 2017 - Participation Update

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I’m proud to be a patron of Extant, and feel inspired by the company’s ability put the talents of visually impaired artists to so creatively at the heart of its work, giving us a unique perspective on the arts.

Juliet Stevenson MBE, Extant patron