Bath & North East Somerset Council supports a range of arts organisations and activities in order to achieve the objectives of the Cultural & Creative Strategy 2015-2020, Priority Theme 5, Audiences and engagement (p8).

These are:
  • Addressing the participation gap within specific communities in B&NES.
  • Promoting engagement in volunteering.
  • Using arts activity to promote health and wellbeing.
  • Gathering audience data and insights to measure and deepen audience experience, and increase participation.
  • Promoting arts activities in B&NES to the West of England, national, and international audiences, where appropriate.

Organisations and activities are financially supported either as commissioned work delivered under contract, or by grants awarded under the Council's two arts grant schemes.

This page gives details of the arts organisations and projects currently funded by the Council, how they are funded and what outcomes are expected in return for the Council's support. 

Customer satisfaction during 2015/16 = 94%

 

CONTENTS

1. Commissioned Arts Development Work 2016/17

2. Contributions to external organisations supporting the arts

3. One Year Arts Development Project Funding 2015/16

4. Arts Project Micro-grants

5. Cultural & Creative Challenge Fund for Arts Projects 2016/17


 

1.  Commissioned Arts Development Work 2016/17

During 2014/15 the Council commissioned a range of arts services and activities that will deliver benefit to residents and contribute to the economic development of the district.

All contracts were initially awarded for one year and renewable for year two (2015/16) and year three (2016/17) subject to satisfactory performance in year one and subject to Council budget-setting for each year. The total sum invested in commissioned arts services and activities during 2015/16 is £171,000.

The following contracts were awarded through an open tendering process in 2014/15 and have been renewed for a third year (2016/17):

Contract ref: 01-2014  Live music event in late spring/summer
Contract fee: £28,000
Contract details:

  • Takes place in Bath on one day and/or evening
  • Is un-ticketed, with free access to venues
  • Uses local/community venues including pubs, social clubs
  • Features local bands, all genres/styles of music, amateur choirs, etc
  • Animates public space/outdoor locations with live music
  • Increases footfall in the city/attract people from North East Somerset and further afield
  • Achieves economic impact in the city
  • Raises additional resources in sponsorship or other funding
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 18,000 no. participants/audience.

Awarded to: Bath Festivals
About the contractor:  Bath Festivals provides a range of arts services in Bath & North East Somerset including, Bath Literature Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Bath Children's Literature Festival and Bath Box Office.
Website: www.bathfestivals.org.uk

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Contract ref: 02-2014  Literature activity
Contract fee: £10,000
Contract details:

  • Events take place at different dates throughout the year; there can be a ‘block’ of events grouped together, but at least 6 events must take place at other times of year
  • Takes place in local/community venues including local libraries
  • Targets a family audience – some events may be for children & young people, others may be for adults, or some may be for the whole family
  • Targets a general, non-specialist audience
  • 6 no. events to take place in Bath
  • 6 no. events to take place in North East Somerset
  • Activity should be charged for/ticketed
  • Raise additional resources in sponsorship or other funding
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 1,500 no. participants/audience.

Awarded to: Bath Festivals
About the contractor:  Bath Festivals provides a range of arts services in Bath & North East Somerset including, Bath Literature Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Bath Children's Literature Festival and Bath Box Office.
Website: www.bathfestivals.org.uk

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Contract ref: 03-2014  Music activity
Contract fee: £12,000
Contract details:

  • Events take place at different dates throughout the year; there can be a ‘block’ of events grouped together, but at least 6 events must take place at other times of year
  • Takes place in local/community venues including local libraries
  • Targets a family audience – some events may be for children & young people, others may be for adults, or some may be for the whole family
    Targets a general, non-specialist audience
  • 6 no. events to take place in Bath
  • 6 no. events to take place in North East Somerset
  • Activity should be charged for/ticketed
  • Raise additional resources in sponsorship or other funding
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 2,500 no. participants/audience.

Awarded to: Bath Festivals
About the contractor:  Bath Festivals provides a range of arts services in Bath & North East Somerset including, Bath Literature Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Bath Children's Literature Festival and Bath Box Office.
Website: www.bathfestivals.org.uk

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Contract ref: 04-2014  Learning, education and participation activity
Contract fee:£20,000
Contract details:

  • 50% of budget to be used for literature activity, 50% of budget to be used for music activity
  • Takes place year-round; there can be ‘blocks’ of literature and music activities grouped together, but at least half of each activity must take place at other times of year
  • Children & young people activity takes place both within the school day and outside school-time
  • Takes place in schools, youth settings, local/community venues, and local libraries
  • Targets a family audience – some activities may be for children & young people, others may be for adults, or some may be for the whole family
  • Targets a general, non-specialist audience
  • 50% to take place in Bath
  • 50% to take place in North East Somerset and/or the Bath neighbourhoods of London Road/Snow Hill; Foxhill; Twerton/Southdown/Whiteway
  • Activity should be charged for/ticketed (schools may choose to pay for the activity so that it is provided free of charge to the child)
  • Raise additional resources in sponsorship or other funding
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 3,000 no. participants/audience

Awarded to: Kilter Theatre Company
About the contractor: Kilter Theatre Company was set up in 2006 with the aim of making work that is accessible, site-specific and that strives towards an ethical, low-carbon theatre practice. Kilter use theatre to inspire debate between audience members and to empower them to take action in their lives for a positive, healthier future.
Website: www.kiltertheatre.org

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Contract ref: 05-2014  Training and development of the voluntary arts and cultural sector
Contract fee: £20,000
Contract details:

  • Takes place year-round
  • To design a training and development programme in consultation with the voluntary arts and cultural sector
  • To provide (or procure trainers to provide) courses, workshops, mentoring, and advice
  • Delivery method will be determined by nature of activity, which can include but not be limited to: 1 to 1 advice sessions, small group sessions, taught workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 500 no. attendees

Awarded to: Mackerel Sky
About the contractor: Mackerel Sky Events Ltd. (formerly Event Cornwall) is a national, award-winning agency providing a range of event management and training services with voluntary organisations. These including team/Board training, marketing & event management for small-medium sized businesses, and formal business and event management. Mackerel Sky also deliver tuition in arts management for Falmouth University, Bath Spa University and Plymouth University.
Website: www.mackerelskyevents.co.uk   

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Contract ref: 06-2014  Rural Cinema
Contract fee: £10,000
Contract details:

  • Takes place year-round
  • Takes place in minimum 4 places (villages/towns)
  • Works in partnership with town and parish councils and other local groups
  • Uses local/community venues
  • Targets a family audience – some activities may be for children & young people, others may be for adults, or some may be for the whole family
  • Targets a general, non-specialist audience
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 1,000 no. participants/audience

Awarded to: Bath Film Festival
About the contractor: Established in 1990, Bath Film Festival programmes and organises the annual Bath Film Festival as well as supporting and providing a range of outreach activities and community cinema programming across the district.
Website: http://bathfilmfestival.org.uk

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Contract ref: 07-2014  Arts development activity
Contract fee: £50,000
Contract details:

  • Takes place year-round
  • There can be ‘blocks’ of activities grouped together, but there must be an overall distribution of activity across the 12 months of the year
  • Takes place in local/community venues
  • Targets a family audience – some events may be for children & young people, others may be for adults, or some may be for the whole family
  • Targets a general, non-specialist audience
  • 50% activity to take place in Bath
  • 50% activity to take place in North East Somerset
  • Activity should be charged for/ticketed, with pricing set at an affordable level to attract the target participants
  • Optional to raise additional resources in sponsorship or other funding
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 15,000 no. participants

Awarded to: B-Creative
About the contractor: This contract has been awarded to a consortium comprised of three arts organisations and two independent arts practitioners. 

B-Creative is the lead organisation for this contract. 
Website: www.b-creative.org

Other consortium members are:

The Natural Theatre Company
Website: www.naturaltheatre.co.uk

Desparate Men
Website: www.desperatemen.com

Phillippa Haynes (Theatre practitioner)
No website available

Mijanou Blech (Music practitioner)
No website available

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The following arts development services and activities were directly commissioned by the Council:

Contract ref: 08-2014  Arts at the Heart of the Royal United Hospital
Contract fee: £7,000
Contract details:

  • To provide a year-round programme of arts and health activities at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. This may include but not be limited to: exhibitions, performances, educational activities for children and young people who are in-patients, activities which contribute to staff training and development, activities that enhance the healing environment and contribute to improving therapeutic outcomes.
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 199,000 no. participants/audience

About the contractor: Art at the Heart is an arts and health initiative based within the Royal United Hospital, Bath. It aims to enhance the healing environment through a programme of art projects, residencies, workshops and commissions for patients and staff that take place within and around the hospital buildings.
Website: www.ruh.nhs.uk/art

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Contract ref: 09-2014 Keynsham Music Festival
Contract fee: £7,000
Contract details:

  • Provision of an annual Keynsham Music Festival and ancillary activities comprising
    One-day music festival and events and a programme of arts activities during the preceding week
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 15,000 no. participants/audience

About the contractor: Keynsham Music Festival is managed by Keynsham Music Festival Association Ltd. It is an annual, free music and arts festival that takes place in Keynsham Memorial Park during the first weekend of July, and throughout the town during the week leading up to the event. Outreach work is organised throughout the year, which is then showcased at the festival.
Website: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk

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Contract ref: 10-2014 Fringe Arts Bath
Contract fee: £7,000
Contract details:

  • Provide an annual festival of contemporary visual arts to take place in late spring/ early summer. This may include but not be limited to: exhibitions, performances, educational and participatory activities, activities outside central Bath
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 8,000 no. participants/audience

About the contractor: Fringe Arts Bath curates, organises and promotes an annual visual arts festival in central Bath. The festival offers a range of associated events, workshops and outreach activity in other parts of the district. It takes place within the annual Bath Fringe Festival held during May-June. It aspires to engage new audiences for contemporary visual arts through the imaginative use of public spaces and vacant premises.
Website: www.fringeartsbath.co.uk

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Contract ref: 01-2016 Bath Festivals: Programme of music events within the Bath International Music Festival 2016

Contract fee: £50,000
Contract details:

  • Programme for Bath International Music Festival 2016 
  • Events to take place in Quarter 1 only (1.4.16-30.6.16)
  • 30 no. events in Bath and North East Somerset
  • Target attendance figure: Min. 8,746 no. participants/audience

Awarded to: Bath Festivals.  This award was by direct commission.  See the Supplying the South West website for details of the award process.
About the contractor: Bath Festivals provides a range of arts services in Bath & North East Somerset including, Bath Literature Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Bath Children's Literature Festival and Bath Box Office.
Website: www.bathfestivals.org.uk   

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2.  Contributions to external organisations supporting the arts during 2015/16

The Council provides support to the following external organisations specifically for the development of the arts, to deliver benefit to residents and to contribute to the economic development of the district. The total sum invested as contributions to external organisations during 2015/16 is £10,000.

Keynsham Town Council
Council funding: £5,000. This contribution is to support Keynsham Town Council's own arts development activity. It supports a small arts grants scheme and a programme of concerts on the bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park. The budget is overseen by Keynsham Arts Joint Committee which is comprised of Keynsham Town Councillors, Bath and North East Somerset Councillors,  B&NES Council Arts Development Officers and independent advisors from the local arts sector.

Midsomer Norton Community Trust
Council funding: £5,000. This funding supports the development of the Somer Valley Arts Programme. Building upon the audience development work of the Midsomer Norton Community Trust, a consortium of local arts programmers from Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Peasedown St John and Westfield have come together to form a working partnership with the objective of developing audiences for the arts across the smaller towns and parishes of the Somer Valley, and matching this with arts practitioners/events from the local area.
Website: www.midsomernortoncommunitytrust.co.uk

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3. One Year Arts Development Project Funding 2015/16

Organisations applied through an open funding process for sums between £1,000 and £5,000. For full details of how and when to apply for One Year Arts Development Project Funding, visit our Arts Funding page. The total sum invested as one year grants to support arts events and activities across the district during 2015/16 was £81,224.

The following twenty organisations were awarded grants to support the delivery of arts events and activities that will provide benefit to residents and contribute to the economic development of the district:

44AD Artspace
Grant requested: £4,895
Amount awarded: £4,895
Project details:  Six-month artist residency programme (July 2015 – March 2016)  inc. three exhibitions, twelve public talks, and twelve public workshops. 
Artsform(s) – Visual arts.
Website: www.44ad.net

5x5x5=Creativity
Grant requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £5,000
Project details: Four-day (15-18 May 2015), children’s arts/creative play festival in a public setting in central Bath.
Artform(s) - visual/performing arts. 
Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding applied for.
Website:  www.5x5x5creativity.org.uk  

Bath Artists’ Studios
Grant requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £5,000
Project details: Six-month outreach arts workshop/exhibition programme (May – October 2015) with community groups/venues in the Councils target communities. 
Artform(s) – Visual arts.
Website: www.bathartistsstudios.co.uk

B&NES Carer’s Centre
Grant requested: £5,000
Sum awarded: £5,000
Project details: provision of a range of arts workshop activity with young carers, intergenerational carers and families, leading towards an exhibition at Carers Centre during Fringe Art Bath (FAB) and ‘Carers Week’. The exhibition work will count towards young carers gaining arts award accreditation.
Website: www.banescarerscentre.org.uk

Bath Dance
Amount requested: £4,700
Amount awarded: £4,700
Project details: Year-round programme of dance workshops and events. 
Artform(s) – Contemporary dance. 
Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding confirmed (£32K p.a. x 2 years).
Website: bathdance 

Bath Folk Festival
Grant requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £5,000
Project details: Eight-day programme (8-16 August 2015) of workshops and outreach activities associated with the annual Folk festival programme. 
Artform(s) - Folk music, folk dance, storytelling.
Website: www.bathfolkfestival.org

Bath Fringe Festival
Amount requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £3,633
Project details: Four-month programme (April – July 2015) of workshops and outreach activities with disadvantages or at-risk young people. 
Artform(s) – Theatre and street performance.  
Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding confirmed - (£4,000).
Website: www.bathfirnge.co.uk 

Butterfly Psyche Theatre Company
Amount requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £5,000
Project details: Year-round workshop programme (April 2015 – March 2016) in care settings across the district with elderly people/dementia sufferers. 
Artform(s) - Theatre/drama, crafts, literature/creative writing.
Website: butterflypsyche

Creativity Works
Amount requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £5,000
Project details: Nine-month programme (June 2015 – March 2016) of arts and wellbeing workshops and activities.
Artform(s) - Visual arts, photography, theatre, music, digital arts and writing.
Arts Council NPO funding awarded. 
Website:  www.creativityworks.org.uk

ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts): Bath University
Amount requested: £1,410
Amount awarded: £1,410
Project details: One-month programme (01-30 June 2015) of activities with primary schools and community groups. 
Artform(s) - Performing arts, film, visual arts and creative writing, with links to science and current affairs
Website:  www.icia.org.uk

Keynsham & District Mencap Society
Amount requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £3,000
Project details: Four-month (May-August 2015) film making project with learning disabled client group. 
Artform(s) - Film making.
Other funding applied for, including £20,000 from the Lloyd Webber Foundation.
Website:  www.keynshammencap.org.uk 

Liberated Words
Amount requested: £3,959
Amount awarded: £3,959
Project details: Year-round programme (April 2015 – March 2016) of events, activities and workshops with schools and community groups. Link to WwW1 centenary activities/Help for Heroes/Triumph Over Phobia.  
Artform(s) – Creative Writing/spoken word, dance, film-making.
Website: www.liberatedwords.com

Museum of East Asian Art
Amount requested: £4,657
Amount awarded: £4,657
Project details: Six-month programme (May – September 2015) of workshops events and activities based on East Asian cultural traditions. 
Artform(s) - visual arts, puppetry, music making, crafts.  
Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding confirmed (£1,538).

Website: www.meaa.org.uk

Priston Festival
Amount requested: £3,000
Amount awarded: £3,000
Project details: Three-day music festival (18-20 September 2015) and workshop programme in rural setting with both rural and urban catchment.  
Artform(s) - Music (range of genres), dance, creative writing, crafts.
Website: www.priston.org.uk/festival

Rondo Theatre
Grant requested: £5,000
Sum awarded: £5,000
Project details: Year-round programme of daytime events for older people. 
Artform(s) - Music, performing arts.
Website:  www.rondotheatre.co.uk

South West Collective
Amount requested: £2,800
Amount awarded: £2,800
Project details: Eight-month programme (April – December 2015 of arts workshops and performances with older people in residential care/sheltered housing.
Artform(s) -  Creative writing, spoken word and performing arts.
Website:  swcollective.co.uk

Theatre Bath
Grant requested: £5,000
Sum awarded: £5,000
Project details: Year-round (April 2015 – March 2016) programme of workshops, networking events and a conference event. 
Artform(s) – Theatre, performing arts, including technical/production development. 
Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding applied for (£7,000).
Website: www.theatrebath.co.uk

Third Stage Dance Company
Amount requested: £4,440
Amount awarded: £4,440
Project details: Seven-month programme (April – October 2015) of dance/performance activities with schools, health/wellbeing settings and care homes, exploring loss and bereavement. 
Artform(s) – Dance, creative writing.
Website:  www.3rdstagedance.com 

The Variety Shelves
Amount requested: £5,000
Amount awarded: £2,000
Project details: Funding towards feasibility study and development of a three-day festival (11-13 March 2016) of children’s literature with an emphasis on cultural diversity/LGBT/disability issues.  
Artform(s) - Literature, music, visual arts (illustration).
Website: This organisation/project does not currently have a website 

Victoria Hall Radstock (applicant: Sue Hill Dance Ltd.)
Amount requested: £4,980
Amount awarded: £4,980
Project details: Year-round programme (April 2015 – March 2016) of venue based arts events and outreach activities with schools. 
Artform(s) – Performing arts, visual arts, music.
Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding applied for.
Website:   www.victoriahallradstock.co.uk

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4.  Arts Project Micro-grants

The Arts Project Micro-grants scheme is now closed.

The following organisations and projects were awarded £500 Arts Project Micro-grants between 2012 and 2016.

Arts projects funded during 2012/13

Iford Arts
More to Life
Rapid Eye Movies
Read Around Bath
The Bath Burp Magazine
2nd Paulton Scouts
The Children’s Society
Livewire Theatre Company
The Mummers Unconvention
Ship of Songs: The Toddler Olympics
SWALLOW (South West Action for Living and Learning Our Way)
Bath Folk Festival
Bath Poetry Cafe
Butterfly Psyche Theatre Company
Foxhill Point Community Group
Friends of Saltford Library
Pop Up Documentaries
Second Face Theatre Company

Projects funded during 2013/14

Bath and North East Somerset Carer’s Centre
The Delegates Theatre Company
Dreadnought South West
Mentoring Plus
Rapid Eye Movies
Action On Hearing Loss
Butterfly Psyche Theatre Company
Priston Festival
Theatre Bath
Bath Film Festival
Bath Opera
One Giant Leap Theatre Company
A Word In Your Ear
Third Stage Dance Company

Projects funded during 2014/15

Bath Dance
Bath Hospital Broadcast Society
First Steps
Somerset StoryFest
Bath Faces Group
Mulberry House: St Mungo's
One Youth & Community Centre, Keynsham
Unique Voice
Butterfly Psyche Theatre Company
Foxhill Point Community Group
Institute of Contempoaray Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA)
Bath Male Choir
Keynsham Arts Consortium 
Bath Opera
Bath Poetry Cafe
Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company
Museum of East Asian Art
We Fabricate

Projects funded during 2015/16

Underfoot
Combe Down Film Society
Batheaston Fete de la Musique
Keynsham Wombles 
Live Wire Theatre Company
Combat Stress
Lucis Choir
Natural Theatre Company
Bath Cantata Group
Transition Larkhall
Bath Hospital Broadcast Society
Bath Opera
Golden Oldies
The Women's Community Forum 

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5. Cultural & Creative Challenge Fund for Arts Projects 2016/17

The Cultural & Creative Challenge Fund for Arts Projects is currently closed. 

The following projects/organisations were awarded grants of £5,000 during 2016/17.

ROUND 1 

Bath Folk Festival
Bath Folk Festival 2016

This grant is awarded to extend the outreach programme of Bath Folk Festival, providing accessible folk music, dance, art and storytelling events and workshops for members of the community that might normally feel excluded from cultural events.

This will include:

  • A family fun day at Bath City Farm in Twerton
  • Performances for patients, staff and visitors at the Royal United Hospital, Bath
  • Performances and workshops for older residents at St John’s Hospital, Bath 
  • A ‘folk art quarter’ at Green Park Station, featuring family friendly games, arts and crafts activities, performances and workshops
  • An open-air family ceilidh at Green Park Station

All events are  targeted to engage children, young people and their families, particularly those in the Council's target communities.

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Bristol Natural History Consortium
Bath Festival of Nature 2016 / Keynsham Festival of Nature 2016

This grant is awarded to support a new, integrated programme of arts events and activities with a strong environmental theme. It will take place along the River Avon over two weeks in June 2016, with events in both Keynsham and Bath.

This will include:

  • ‘Spectacle’ events in Bath and Keynsham, incorporating a variety of art forms. 
  • Keynsham events will include an immersive performance of Wind in the Willows based on environmental messages followed by four, character-themed workshops.  
  • A River Avon poetry trail with poems written in response to the local environment displayed in three locations between Bath and Keynsham. 
  • an ‘Arts Corner’ including arts tent, crafts tent, and performances by a local theatre company, as well as artist-led walks and live music.

All events are  targeted to engage children, young people and their families, particularly those in the Council's target communities.

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The Youth @ Bath Trust
TEDxYouth @ Bath 2016 - Changing the world: a creative, cultural challenge 

This grant supports a one day conference on 17th November 2016 featuring speakers of local, national and international significance, including:

  • artists
  • performers
  • writers
  • technologists
  • environmentalists
  • social activists

The conference will also provide a range of creative workshops and opportunities including:

  • A Poetry slam and Haiku factory
  • Creating a postcard to me
  • Vlogging for beginners
  • The TEDx cartoon workshop
  • Craftivism

This activity offers young people an opportunity to broaden their outlook and consider how different disciplines, opportunities, and global challenges are interrelated. 

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Victoria Hall Arts Centre Community Interest Company, Radstock
Reach out and Step Up

This grant supports provision of a year-round programme of activities in partnership with Radstock Nursery and Children's Centre, Radstock Youth Centre and Radstock Museum.

This will include: 

  • family focused music events 
  • children’s theatre events and 
  • participatory workshops 
  • dance performances
  • social dances
  • Royal Opera House Live screenings
  • Family focused cinema 

The programme will engage pre-school children, primary school children, teenagers and their families in high quality leisure activities in an accessible venue at the heart of their community. It is aimed at making the venue more sustainable and self-supporting in the longer term.

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Bath Carnival 2017
Community Workshop Programme

This grant supports a programme of creative performances/workshops in art, dance, theatre and music held over two-month period; engaging children, young people, adults and disability groups.

Participants will be able to try:

  • costume design
  • dance and choreography
  • singing workshops
  • samba drumming
  • performance skills

The programme will focus its activity in areas of B&NES and communities with low artistic engagement. 

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Bath Dance  
'Love Dance' Stage 2017

This grant supports the provision of a new 'Love Dance' stage at Keynsham Music Festival during 2017.

There will be:

  • an opprotunity for local dancers to work alongside professionals to create and perform a family dance show based on personal memories. 
  • a programme of showcase performances by local dance groups
  • free workshops in different styles of dance for all ages and levels of ability to take part in
  • opportunities to find out more about and join local dance groups and dance classes 

The programme will promote the health benefits of dance and make dance more accessible to audiences outside Bath city.

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Creativity Works
The Palace of Wonder and 'Found, Forgotten and Forbidden'

This grant supports two creative projects for children, young people and their families in Radstock and adjoining areas.

  • The Palace of Wonder is a visual arts project that will explore different visual arts skills, including sculpture, 3 D design, painting and street art
  • 'Found, Forgotten and Forbidden' is a drama project that will use the landscape, people, stories and myths of Radstock as the basis of a new promenade theatre performance for Radstock

Both projects will share the same theme of celebrating the overlooked. They will work collaboratively and have a shared focus on mental health and wellbeing.

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The Rec House, Twerton
Rec House Local record label

This grant supports setting up the Rec House Local record label.

The project will create opportunities for vulnerable or disadvantaged young people and adults within Twerton, and Whiteway to learn and experience:

  • music writing
  • sound recording
  • studio production
  • live performance
  • promotion, publicity and marketing

The project will give local young people a voice in their community, provide positive opportunities, transferrable training and employment skills, as well as building young people's self-esteem and raising their aspirations.

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