Today we publish our 2023-2026 Delivery Plan, which sets out our vision and priorities for the next three years. Read on to find out more
Our vision over the next three years is to lead a cultural revival that will radically change perceptions, engagement and participation in culture across the Island.
Fundamental to our new vision is that our walls will no longer define our venue. While we have stepped outside of our building before, we will now take the majority of our programming out of our space completely to bring our work to communities right across the Island.
Our community told us the land and sea is what most inspires them about their home, and that our isolated geography helps define our sense of identity. Our relationship with our ecosystem is also at the heart of the Island’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation so the UN Sustainable Development Goals that it aims to promote will be at the heart of what we do too, building a more equitable and sustainable society. The landscape will become our stage and inspire the work we make.
We will use beaches, warehouses, village halls, libraries and churches to tell our stories, and turn our fundraising efforts to raising the capital costs of a new dedicated Big Top tent to provide a new roaming arts centre that can be transported to any village green, school playing field or town square. A new, portable version of our own venue that will be co-curated with community partners in each location we visit.
This new tented venue will be supported by backstage and production facilities in a new Makers Space at Ingram’s Yard, where we will devise and develop new work, as well as housing artists studios and a new regular market for Ventnor.
You can read the full Delivery Plan below which sets out the main strands of work that we plan to focus on over the next three years, inspired by feedback and suggestions from audiences, consultations we’ve hosted and our own reflections on the next stage in the life of Ventnor Exchange. We hope you’ll be as excited as us for what’s planned!