Annual Report 2015/16
We have had a great year in 2015 as we continue to cement ourselves as experts in Creative Community Engagement and reflected on our 25 years of success. We began the year with a retrospective exhibition at the prestigious art gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and went on to have many new and exciting experiences including the creation and
installation of the first ever piece of public art in Withernsea and bringing the first ever street performance to Koćevje, in Slovenia. Our community engagement work toured all over the UK from Edinburgh in the North to Horsham in the South where we created a multitude of stunning, eye-catching, original community inspired pieces by local communities for local communities.
We are grateful for the continued support from Wakefield Council through their Creative Partners funding scheme as well as Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts and Strategic Touring. This, along with an increase of 18% in earned income, enabled us to develop both participant engagement by 12% and our audience numbers by a further 12% when compared to the previous year.
In the forthcoming year, we are working towards an ambitious business plan for growth, addressing staff capacity issues in the areas of marketing and general management/fundraising, whilst launching a new outdoor arts project called “Driftwood”, exploring the theme of “welcome”, and a new community arts project, “Art Comes Naturally”, which aims to inspire children and families to be creative in the outdoors.
Thank you for sharing our creative journey with us.
Here’s to another 25 years!
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