Do you want to involve local communities in your theatre but are unsure how to get started?
Are you interested in reviewing your existing community engagement work?
Perhaps you want to develop a new community engagement strategy or build new partnerships with local community organisations?
I have expertise in how theatres can involve local communities in a range of ways. Drawing on my background working in community development and theatre over two decades I will bring fresh thinking and a practical approach to your context.
Recently I have worked for:
Brighton Festival. As part of my work with Brighton People’s Theatre I developed partnerships with the festival and with two resident led community organisations. Following a call out to artists, the residents are co-programming Your Place with the Brighton Festival.
Battersea Arts Centre. I facilitated a partnership to develop and deliver The Create Course for local people who want to explore their own creativity. I co-designed and co-ran the pilot course, which now runs regularly as part of Battersea Arts Centre’s offer to their local communities.
Old Vic New Voices. I led the community involvement and research into the Old Vic’s Community Company‘s three main stage productions: Housed in 2014, Ages in 2015 and Rise in 2016. I involved people who wouldn’t normally get involved in the theatre and produced events involving local people on the main stage of the Old Vic.
If you are interested in having a chat about how I might be able to support your community engagement work please get in touch.