With fewer students studying creative subjects at school, the UK’s Bridge organisations have taken on the challenge to promote the arts. Sarah Mumford explains what is happening in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
The financial imperative to sell tickets can lead to a ‘bums on seats’ mentality, but a different approach has helped Mac Belfast grow its schools audiences and enhance its reputation. Melissa McMinn describes two initiatives.
Music-making sessions for young people with mental health issues have had a recognised impact, and commissioning an independent evaluation has enabled the knowledge and experiences gained to be shared, explains Miriam Steiner.
Recent controversy at Shakespeare’s Globe made little mention of a key point raised by Dominic Dromgoole: the importance of £5 tickets. Nicky Goulder says the incoming artistic director should fight to keep them.