Barbican Theatre are proud to release their Covid-19 Impact Report which details the positive impact we’ve made with Plymouth communities and the creative scenes over the past year. We’d like to say a special thank you to our amazing core and freelance teams, our Board of Trustees and everyone else who has supported us across the city and sector.
The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth has worked hard to find a way to thrive. The team have refined it’s work, it’s journey forward, business model and approach to talent development work and role in the city and nationally as an organisation – despite starting April 20-21 facing a 53% reduction in our turn over.
Our reflections and learnings throughout 2020 have necessarily been spurred on by closure, drastic financial remodelling and inequalities made more apparent by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement and the ever-increasing impact of BREXIT. We have sought to prepare and position Barbican and its staff to enable more inclusive futures as we practically re-engage our communities and rebuild the culture sector.
Barbican Theatre’s team believes in: Building Plymouth’s own Cultural Voice. Giving it a platform.
We want to shape multiple light touch opportunities for young people to explore their own creativity and gain confidence in the value of their voice, their stories and their place.
We want to champion them, support them, be their critical friends and make spaces that are theirs.
We want our example to influence others to share knowledge and systems lightly.
We want Barbican to be a safe space to come to reset after meeting challenging attitudes and environments.