It is a pilot project that will test radical new approaches to producing live arts, supporting creative talent, developing a local arts workforce, and partnering with communities across Bradford to reimagine the city as a thriving hub for performance.
BPH is led by a consortium of Bradford organisations and artists: Theatre in the Mill (lead), Mind the Gap, Kala Sangam, 154 Collective, Common Wealth and Displace Yourself – but the project is for everyone interested in making and seeing more live arts in Bradford.
In September 2019 the project was awarded £1.5 million from Arts Council England.
Create: Providing training, support and pathways for more people to create live art
Live (‘to live’): Ensuring the local arts sector is strong and sustainable, so that more people can live off their art and more people can have fulfilling creative lives.
Live (‘it’s live’): Investing in more live arts, so more people can see more brilliant, world class work in Bradford.
Perform: Increasing the opportunities for all people to do, see and get involved in performing, of all kinds.