A future together
We are proud to belong to a range of networks in our region and across the UK.
Together we can help create a sustainable sector for artists, audiences and venues.
We belong to the house network, Theatre for Young Audiences, Venues South West, Futures Arts Centres, Up and Out Network, Move South East networks and the National Dance Network.
Women Leaders South West
Women Leaders South West is funded by Arts Council England as part of their Transforming Leadership programme as part of their mission to address the gender imbalance in senior roles in arts organisations.
The Women Leaders South West project partners are: lead partner The Point, Hampshire working in collaboration with Diverse City, Dorset; Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth; Strike a Light, Gloucestershire; Activate Performing Arts, Dorset; Kaleider, Devon; The Arts Development Company, Dorset; Art Asia Trust Ltd, Southampton, Hampshire and Southampton Business School at The University of Southampton
The Advisory Panel are Sabeena Akhtar, Maricka Oglesby and Kim Oliver.
The WOW Foundation, which organises the WOW - Women of the World Festivals around the world, is a key collaborator on the project, providing ongoing mentoring, bringing an international dimension to the Associates, and to the partner organisations in shaping future ambitions.
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We are proud to belong to the house programme, supported by Arts Council England
The programme is designed to support venues to increase audiences and improve the range, quality and scale of theatre presented across South East and Eastern England.
Hosted by Farnham Maltings, the house programme is led by a steering group of eight producers and programmers comprising Brighton Dome, Farnham Maltings, Newbury Corn Exchange, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Oxford Playhouse, South Street Reading, The Point Eastleigh, and Watford Palace Theatre.
Theatre for Young Audiences Programmers Consortium
The Theatre for Young Audiences Consortium is a network for people across the country who programme work for children and young people into their venue, touring networks, community, rural or local authority spaces.
The network aims to provide a space to discuss work, latest trends and explore collaborative programming, and, importantly, provide a networking opportunity.
The group first met in 1990, and has met regularly since then with a broad membership of around 75 venues.
Venues South West
We belong to Venues South West, a network of venues and organisations in the South West who support artists, working together to enable quality work, better communication and touring in the region to develop the South West theatre sector.
Venues South West is led by Wiltshire Creative and The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.
Up and Out Network
Up and Out is a collaborative network of creative organisations across the UK committed to supporting the creation and development of work in the circus and street arts sectors.
Additionally the network supports cross-over work between these genres and other areas of performing arts.
With the intention of developing and promoting work of the highest quality, with the greatest potential to succeed in the UK and European markets.
Move South East
Move South East (MSE) is an informal network working together for the benefit of the dance sector in the South East. MSE provides a strategic voice for dance in the region and a forum for exchange and learning for its members.
MSE support networks, collective and artists across the region, who are developing and delivering professional development opportunities in dance.
National Dance Network
We are a member of the National Dance Network (NDN), a meeting point of organisations whose primary role is the development of dance in the context of presenting, programming and commissioning.
NDN champion the creation and presentation of dance as a contemporary art form within a UK and international context and has a mission to work together to achieve a thriving, risk taking and confident dance sector in Britain, where UK based dance artists have the opportunities to research, create and present world-class work nationally and internationally.