BOP Strategic has been developed to respond to the impacts and change we would like to see in the sector and to provide the support that others may like from us. We use learning from our activities and productions to improve our EDI practices and to support the arts sector to do the same. We have an ambition to design and deliver strategic work that is as risk taking, challenging and exciting as our creative work. We offer training and consultation that improves the creative and organisational practices of others.
An Access Resource for Scotland
We spent some time during the last four years discussing with our stakeholders and partners in Scotland’s theatre ecology how we might best act as a resource for the sector. Whilst our work has been saluted and heralded as wonderful examples of what can be achieved through Creative Access, many of our conversations with partners culminate with the response – “Yes that’s great. But what can you do to help us do this?”.
This demand for support in embracing equalities has led us to restructure our organisation. Going forward our Executive Producer, who is also heading up our sector development work, is focussed on responding to strategic opportunities that allow us to take the internal knowledge and skills developed through creating our work and share these with partners throughout Scotland and further afield. We aim to be a nationally recognised centre for strategic support for the arts sector in Scotland – offering training resources, mentoring and consultation opportunities.
In 2017 we recruited four BOP Youth Arts Consultants – together we are planning what should happen next and how organisations can use them as a resource.
What is the next stage? The next stage is over to you as a sector to start asking question of us and the consultants. This will help us identify problems to solves, successes to celebrate and resources to build.
Please follow this link to access the questions portal where our Youth Arts Consultants will be able to answer any questions you might have about the accessibility of arts provisions.