Building a Touring Network
As part of our Strategic Touring Fund, we are building a network of touring destinations for the genre of our work – theatre that targets faith based diverse communities. Our network includes schools, community enterprise venues, places of worship and theatre venues in areas and of people least engaged with arts activities.
We will be building the network with our two partner hubs – Cranford Community College in Hounslow, West London, and New Art Exchange in Nottingham.
If you are a venue, community organization, or a school who would like to linked up with our hub networks Contact us.
NEW ART EXCHANGE
The zeroPlus project will enable NAE to deepens its relationship with local schools both teachers and young people, through a process that is engaging where the art that consolidates learning, strengthening the curriculum by capturing personal journeys and accounts of the audience, in this case mainly the young people. The work will strengthen our own additional performance based offer for family engagement audiences. It is very relevant and animates history and current contemporary issues and challenges that our audience base faces. This project explores the power of art to really capture imaginations and inspire a new generation. NAE has been working with a cluster of schools; this project enables NAE to expand its relationship with high quality product, expanding brand profile and audience growth through numerous new relationships with schools and pupils not currently working with NAE. These new relationships will then connect with NAE's strategic plans and expand relationships with local schools and introduce NAE's broader offer of young people's arts initiatives alongside the family arts and learning programme. Also by delivering performances at NAE through this initiative will aim to attract future touring activity form the arts education sector, and build our performance space to increase footfall to the venue; bring new audiences and thus aim to transfer such audiences into our wider offer, for example our exhibitions and our young people’s programmes. NAE is also leading on a partnership with The Mighty Creatives (bridging organisation for young people and arts organisations) looking at how to improve the relationship between arts organisations, learning institutions and communities. This initiative will feed into that process, which will therefore engage a broader audience from the wider partnership in a sustained way. SKINDER HUNDAL, CEO
CRANFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
“Cranford School has extensive educational and community links. It has strong links with local schools through a loose federation of schools called the Cranford Group of Schools. The school is also a member of the Hounslow EIP. In addition the school has strong community links with a variety of organisations including Hounslow Federation of Residents Association, Convent Way and Brabazon Community Centre, Hounslow Homes, Heston west Community Partnership. The school is currently working on an arts strategy to lead a network of schools where it will programme touring activity, and therefore see this activity of zeroPlus theatre as a milestone towards that objective through the acquiring skills, understandings knowledge and contacts for the sector.” - ALAN FRASER, DEPUTY HEAD /CRANFORD SCHOOL & LEAD IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT