Battersea Arts Centre

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BAC is a registered charity and limited company. It is revenue funded by Wandsworth Borough Council, Arts Council England, London and the Association of London Government, and receives additional capital and project funding from a variety of sources including the Arts Council England. In 1999/2000 the consolidated turn over reached a record £1.3 million with just over 250,000 people attending over 1300 events.

Artist Development

BAC employs a programme structure to support artists which is a bit like a ladder with five rungs, a ladder which developing work can climb. This structure is in place for most of the programming year and the rungs of the ladder work as follows:

1 Scratch Nights. Audiences pay what they can for an evening of low-tech cabaret theatre where artists present work in its infancy, sometimes stopping in the middle for advice, always drinking in the cafe bar afterwards where the audience offer feedback.

2 Two or three night runs of Scratch performances. Often presented within the context of one of BAC's three annual festivals, sometimes presented in a development week in between longer running shows. A single artist/company presents work, not a fully formed production, but a step towards it. Friends and potential friends of the work are identified and invited, developing a network of support for the work and the artist. Ticket prices are low. The cafe bar remains an important space for audience/artist discussion.

3 Two or three night runs for finished work, presented in the context of one of BAC's three annual festivals. Here the work is marketed to a wider audience and individuals from the professional sector, who can further the development of the work and the artist.

4 Two, three or four-week runs of finished work. This time the work is open to critical review in national press. BAC staff collaborate closely with artists to reach existing and new audiences for their work.

5 The work moves on. Artists explore national and international touring potential for the work. Artists can get on the BAC ladder of development at different stages. Work progresses at different rates and can skip or repeat rungs if appropriate. In other words, the ladder is flexible, to suit the development needs of artists and their work. Sometimes the work can have several outings at one of the two Scratch levels. Sometimes work comes in to BAC at rung four, going straight into a run.

Connected mandy members:

Anthony Hyman
Stage Manager
2021, Numerous Events, Conferences and Performances Across venue, Stage Technican
Battersea Arts Centre
Emma Sayers
2021, Battersea Arts Centre, Casual Technician
Battersea Arts Centre
Anna DeFreitas
2021, Battersea Arts Centre, Administrator & PA to the Directors
Matthew Walters
Lighting Programmer
2021, Battersea Arts Centre, Crew
Battersea Arts Centre
Rebecca Palser
Assistant Stage Manager
2020, Various Shows, Freelance Technician
Stuart Thomson
Assistant Stage Manager
2020, Varied, Casual Technician
Battersea Arts Centre
Amber Roe
Art Dept Assistant
2020, The Way Out, Art Department Assistant
Kiri Baildon-Smith
2020, Full-timer, Senior Technician
Dan Shelley
Technical Manager / Director
2020, Full Time, Technical Manager
Emma Sayers
2020, Battersea Arts Centre, Technician (Lighting Bias)
Battersea Arts Centre
Modupe Salu
2019, Vaseline, Black woman
Battersea Arts Centre
Ryan Jones
Sound Engineer
2019, Vaseline, Sound Op/Lighting Op & Programmer
Members Bar
2019, Return to Elm House, Timekeeper
Battersea Arts Centre
2019, Pied Piper of Battersea (R&D), Mayor
2019, Kate and Elliot's Big Night Out, Natasha
Phoebe Fuller
Costume Maker
2019, Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers, Costume assistant
Joanne Woolley
Stage Manager
2019, Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, Company Stage Manager
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
James Smith
Lighting Technician
2019, Casual, Lighting Technician
Mark Blythe
2019, Battersea Arts Centre, Technician
Battersea Arts Centre
2019, BAC Moving Museum, Timekeeper

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Alternative Company Names

BAC, BAC, Battersea Art Centre, Bloomberg/BAC, Shunt/ BAC