2019 was a great year for small performance adventures and firstly we would like to thank all of our funders who made our programme of work possible. So thank you to Arts Council England for funding The Washing Up Tour it saw our show devised and performed by fifteen artists in recovery travel nationally to Liverpool, Manchester and London.
Secondly a massive thanks to UNLtd who have provided financial support and legal advice and mentoring not to mention trusting us to curate and create interactive performances for their Manifesto for The Social Economy Showcase.
Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund for allowing us to work on developing a nationwide link between addiction recovery organisations. We created a series of simultaneous pop up performances as acts of remembrance and awareness raising across England on International Overdose Awareness Day.
Also thank you to The Sussex Community Foundation and The Chalk Cliff Trust who have contributed generously to our programme of work for 2020. More to come on that soon.
Other highlights included our Director Kate delivering a keynote speech on creativity at The Social Pedagogy Professional Association’s National Conference on Creativity and Social Pedagogy: Towards Transformative Practice in Manchester. She also began a course of study as part of The Eastside Institute’s International Class in New York and is currently learning about performance activism, transforming a culture of getting into one of giving, and social therapy. She hopes to bring this learning back to small performance adventures and share her experience with partners, friends and collaborators.
Thank you to our partners, collaborators and trustees and friends in 2019, here’s to a great new year.