This ambitious and long-term programme sees the theatre take up residency in communities across Greater Manchester, build upon existing partnerships, develop new connections and bring together people, places and artists to cement long-lasting relationships with the communities right outside our doors.
Each year the Exchange will begin a new three-year residency developing close relationships with local partners such as housing associations, libraries foodbanks, and arts organisations to find out what’s happening on the ground in each area. Alongside these initial partnerships we’ll also recruit a group of local ambassadors, people who are passionate about the place they live in and excited by everything that arts and culture have to offer. Together with professional artists and the team at the Royal Exchange we will develop projects, workshops, performances and events that are tailor-made for you and your communities.
There will also be lots of training opportunities, the chance to develop new skills, meet new people and create a festival of arts and culture.
"I am so proud to have been given these opportunities, The positive aspects have been phenomenal, I’ve seen people grow, I’ve seen people who’ve been isolated and have not wanted to become involved in anything community minded, I’ve seen them come in and sit down, you just hope they come back to become part of the community’.
ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WORK:
LOCAL EXCHANGE PRINCIPAL FUNDERS
LOCAL EXCHANGE SUPPORTERS
| The Victoria Wood Foundation
|| Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust
|The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust||Garratts Solicitors|
We would also like to thank our Patrons, Members and anonymous donors whose ongoing gifts to the theatre make this work possible.