Activate is a core member of Theatre South West, the region's network of organisations involved in the strategic development of theatre. Originally established to support ‘Theatre Locality Plans’, Theatre South West now enhances members' local development work by providing links to related expertise throughout the South West.
Theatre South West began in 2005 following the creation of Theatre Locality Plans across the region – plans that articulated the needs to strengthen theatre for our communities, both artists and audiences across the various counties in the region. Each county had a plan and most had a lead organisation with some resources to work on the plan with other local partners. A network was created in the region of those initiatives that offered peer to peer support and an opportunity to work jointly on regional projects.
Activate will be chairing the network in 2016. Keep an eye on our ‘what’s on’ section for events the network is planning.