At the start of lockdown we created the Facebook group Artists Unite – a place to bring together all our fantastic artists, crew and partners.  This created an open platform for us all to share ideas and thoughts and support each other through this difficult time.  

One of the ways we’ve found that we can best support our artists is by offering free training, which we’ve been able to do through this platform.

With thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England we have so far supported over 30 artists with mentoring sessions focused on fundraising. Over 80 artists have taken part in online Zoom training sessions delivered in areas such as social media, directing/devising work in Covid 19 times, access training and Health and Safety.  

We’ve had really great feedback from those who have taken part in this training and it’s been a fantastic opportunity to have an open discussion about how we move forwards and keep creating in these times.

We hope to continue offering these sessions so if there is something, in particular, you would like to know more about or just want to join the conversation, please do head over to Facebook just here.