Friday 1 June 2012

Organisational Development

We're really pleased to announce that we are embarking on a new Organisational Development project, exploring what a touring performance company such as Third Angel might be, here and now.

It will be a multi-stranded, year-long project, examining the production models in use across the sector at the moment, and exploring ways in which we can become more sustainable as a business. We'll be sharing our explorations and thoughts on this throughout the year, and also more directly through our teaching and mentoring. We'd be pleased to hear what you think about our findings and thinking as the year progresses.

We are excited that project begins with us moving in to Sheffield Theatres as a company in residence, and starting to explore new ways of working with the team there. This is a possibility we have been exploring for a while now, and we are looking forward to seeing what new developments and collaborative projects the move brings. (You can read the Press Release here).

We are really happy to confirm that the organisational development is being supported by Arts Council England.  The project will develop a number of ideas and areas of work that we have been interested in for some time now, and the support of ACE will give us the time and space to explore these possibilities thoroughly.

In preparing for this next stage, we have also had a remarkable number of generous offers of support, in the forms of time, advice and consultation, from many companies, artists, producers and other colleagues across the sector. Their involvement will be a fundamental strand of the development project, and we'll say more about many of them as we work with them over the year. (If they want us to).

We would like to say thank you to everyone who has offered their support for this project and to the company over the last fourteen months - it has often been very moving, and has made a massive difference to us. 

So, thank you. Here's to the next chapter.

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