In September 2020, 72 South West artists, companies and collectives submitted 3 minute videos to Documental Theatre. We undertook the coordination work of asking over 30 theatre venues and organisations to share the videos on their social media while many of their venues were dark. The idea was that SW artists would find a more direct route to having their work seen, and start a new conversation.

7 films by South West artists were selected for individual sharing by the panel of volunteer freelancers (Sarah Meadows, Rebecca Crookshank, Ngozi Ugochukwu and Camilla Whitehill)
7 films by South West artists were selected for individual sharing by the panel of volunteer freelancers (Sarah Meadows, Rebecca Crookshank, Ngozi Ugochukwu and Camilla Whitehill)
7 films by South West artists were selected for individual sharing by the panel of volunteer freelancers (Sarah Meadows, Rebecca Crookshank, Ngozi Ugochukwu and Camilla Whitehill)
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We also asked venues to share 3 compilation montages featuring the work of another 20 SW artists
We also asked venues to share 3 compilation montages featuring the work of another 20 SW artists
We also asked venues to share 3 compilation montages featuring the work of another 20 SW artists
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All the videos we recieved are programmed into a database as an ongoing resource for theatremakers to find collaborators and for venues to refer to when programming and commissioning.
All the videos we recieved are programmed into a database as an ongoing resource for theatremakers to find collaborators and for venues to refer to when programming and commissioning.
All the videos we recieved are programmed into a database as an ongoing resource for theatremakers to find collaborators and for venues to refer to when programming and commissioning.
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We will be monitoring any impact the #WhereTo? pilot has on SW artists reaching new audiences and opportunities and hope similar experiments can be rolled out elsewhere in the regions.

If you have any further ideas of how we can use the #WhereTo? assets to promote SW artists please email lucy[at]documentaltheatre.co.uk. If you’re a programmer please have a good look through the films to find artist’s work that interests you.

Many thanks to the partner venues for taking a chance:

Theatre503, The Pleasance, In Good Company, Camden People‚Äôs Theatre, Kings Head, Bristol Old Vic, Diverse City, Theatre Bristol, Cardboard Citizens, Exeter Northcott, Theatre Alibi, Carn to Cove, Villages in Action, intoBodmin, Activate, Minack Theatre, MakeTank, Animate Theatre, Beaford Arts, Pound Arts, Forest Arts, Theatre West, Hampshire Cultural Trust, Ashcroft Centre, West End Centre, Theatre Royal People’s Company, Ashburton Arts Centre, Tacchi-Morris Taunton, Daniel Bye, Proteus, Hall For Cornwall, Theatre Orchard, Literature Works, The Mayflower, Unlimited, People’s Republic South Devon among others…