We’re sorry to announce that the Big Arts Festival will have to take a rest this year due to financial restrictions, but we are making an application to Arts Council England for development funding to bring the event back - bigger and better - in 2013 and 2014.
You may remember that we announced a partnership with Plymouth University to deliver the 2012 festival linked to their 150th anniversary. Unfortunately, despite a great deal of interest, the sums didn’t add up and after exploring a number of other options we have decided that a ‘year off’ (in BAF’s 13th year!) is the best option.
In lieu of BAF 2012, PCC’s Department for Children and Young People and Plymouth University will be coordinating the ‘Imagineering Festival’ at Plymouth Guildhall in July. Barefoot’s role will be to provide pre-event artist workshops for all the participating schools. Please see PCC’s ‘School Room’ for more information.