CBBC, your Bideford Bay Creatives committee met on 12/01/12 to plan for your future. Our initial 3 year plan expires this July and BBC needs your ideas to mould our future. But first a refresher in where we’ve been:
BBC formed July 2009
1st September bbcdevon.org website launched
3rd Sept Press Launch – North Devon Journal
25th Sept Western Morning News
Culture show, Creative Work in non-gallery spaces, September 2009
Artrageous Nov/Dec 2009
First out-of-town exhibition – Little Gallery on the Farm Exhibition Feb/March 2010
Spring 2010: BBC wants a home, an Art Hub, as a studio, workshop, meeting space, wired working space, gallery etc viewing of Wyvern Organ Building – presentation to Bideford Town Council and Torridge Planning department
May 2010 Art in the market – proposal meeting to Bideford Town Clerk
Glover Stanbury Window April 2010 (until November 2011)
May 2010 – Potwalloping Festival – Kingsley Hall exhibition/workshops/demonstrations/raffle etc plus ‘painting with light’ Workshop on the beach.
BBC t-shirts designed and printed
Appledore Visual Arts Festival – exhibition tent and raffle; demonstrations and collecting of signatures in support of our Art Hub.
Mill Street Moments – Aug 2010 random creative acts in Bideford’s main shopping street.
Culture show October 2010 – awarded grant from Bideford Bridge trust
Sadie and Dave in Manteo October 2010 – liaising with Bideford’s twin town on a NAN Go-and-See Bursary – with Dare county Arts – setting up for Postcard exchange and 3 year programme plan
Banners Commission from Bideford Town Council and the Joint Delivery Team at North Devon+ – April 2011
First Friday – May 2011 – through til October
Postcard Exchange June – exhibited in Burton Art Gallery and Post office and in Manteo, Dare county arts gallery then post office. 1/2 page in Devon Life
Tri Village Community Festival at Instow – July
Banner erected and hung in Kingsley Road, Bideford July 2011
BBC were the cultural quarter at the Watersports Festival, Bideford Quay, July 2011
Culture show Sept and Oct 2011. Guided Art Walks on the First Friday’s of Sept and Oct
Workshops as part of Culture Show – Bideford Bridge Funded
Twitter and Facebook accounts activated in Dec 2011
Planned for 2012 :-
AONB SDF funding for outside photographic workshops for young people Jan 2012
Banner Making workshops….
Bideford town council grants….
BBC now need a 5 year plan to take us to 2017. How do YOU see us growing? What would You like to see in our 5 year plan? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts and ideas.
Next BBC Members meeting last week of February 2012 tba