OUR WORK

We manage and deliver a wide and diverse programme of projects to reach and engage with new audiences and participants. We work in collaboration with many organisations and partners to achieve our ambitious manifesto so we can enable communities to shape our culture – because we believe that culture changes communities.

Our main programmes, The Outsiders Project and Seeking Refuge connect with communities who have the least access to creativity and whose voices are often hidden within the cultural sector. Our wider projects, support groups under-represented in mainstream cultural programmes.

Alongside our ongoing projects we curate an annual festival. Our festival is a showcase of the work we develop throughout the year and a focus of our commissions programme and our co-created projects supporting our diverse community.

Our Projects

Give people a voice – because we believe everyone has a right to be seen and heard within our community

Open doors for people – because we believe in a world where there are no barriers.

All our work is supported by our values of generosity, passion and kindness.

Outsiders project

The Outsiders Project is our vision is to show that people side-lined from society can write, perform and create work at the highest level.
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Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge is a creative, collaborative project sharing the hidden voices of people who have been forced to flee their homes.

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Placemaking

We play an important role in placemaking, using local knowledge to develop arts projects, enhancing the local environment.

Festival

Our festival is a showcase of the work we develop throughout the year and a focus of our Commissions Programme and our co-created projects supporting our diverse community.
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Commissions Programme

BEAF commissions over 40 new works each year which are showcased at the BEAF festival. See festival page for information on commissioned works

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Young People’s Projects

From our mentoring and training programmes to working directly with community, health and educational organisations.
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Young at Heart

BEAF is all about building, engaging and empowering our community. We connect with many groups and communities to give them a voice and let them direct our co-creative process.

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