Arts Producer - Shortlisted 2015
In 2009, Andy Field and co-director of Forest Fringe Deborah Pearson, were listed in the Stage newspaper’s 100 most influential people in British Theatre. Through Forest Fringe they have pioneered a radical artist-led , collective approach presenting challenging new theatre for Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Fringe as well as internationally.
An artist himself Andy has presented installations and interactive performance work such as Curious Collectors, an interactive project for families at the Natural History Museum as well as "put your sweet hand in mind", an interactive performance which toured the UK. Collaborative-working was brought to the test in "34 Bristols" (2012-3) when he was appointed Associate Artist/Producer by the Arnolfini. The project was a weekend-long city-wide event exploring Bristol’s relationship with its distant namesakes in various parts of the world and involved over 30 national and international artists as well as many key arts organisations in Bristol. Another project conceived of by Forest Fringe is Paper Stages which explores how publishing might be used to create innovative new models for performance by inviting artists to imagine the printed page as the stage on which they could construct a performance. It is currently being developed with the British Council for a UK/Iranian collaboration.