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ESCAPE ARTISTS by Mind Map: ESCAPE ARTISTS
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ESCAPE ARTISTS

Escape Artists is a socially inclusive arts organisation that was established in 1996. The company's main office is in London, but it also has a small office in Cambridge

Client Support

We work with a wide range of client groups, including: prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders, young people at risk, hospice patients, mental health care patients, hospital patients and the homeless

Learning Pathways

Music Technology

Citizenship

Multi-Media

Web Design

The Passport

Mentoring

The Bridge

The Bridge is the company's model of socially inclusive arts practice.

Institutional Services

Embedded Learning

Joint Fund Raising

Staff Training

Learning Passport

Family of Websites

Escape Artists trades under a number of different names. We do this because, although the services we offer are quite limited, we are operating in a wide range of sectors, all with their own expectations and 'languages'. The websites that we have created simply help us to communicate better within the sectors that we operate in. 

Escape Artists

This is the home website of Escape Artists.

Insight Arts

Escape Artists took over Insight Arts, a socially inclusive arts company, in 2007. EA is refocusing the work of Insight Arts on working in the areas of Probation and crime prevention in th community.

Prison Arts Services

This is a website that provides information to people working in the criminal justice sector about the sector specific services that Escape Artists can provide.

Special Arts

Special Arts is the name of our Web Office facility: the administrative hub of the company.

Beats Learning

Beats Learning is a website designed to promote our services within the formal education sector.

The City Wakes

The City Wakes website provides information about The City Wakes - A Tribute to Syd Barrett. TCW is a multi-media production involving performances, music downloads, an exhibition and a book.

Theatre Productions

The City Wakes

The City Wakes - A Tribute to Syd Barrett, is the company's current production. The first professional production of TCW is scheduled for Oct 08 as part of Cambridge University's 'Festival of Ideas'.

The Rappers' Opera

The Rappers' Opera is at an early stage of development. It's loosely based on John Gay's Beggars' Opera and is being workshopped in the Criminal Justice System.

The Bach and Mozart Project

This play is under development. EA has the English language performance rights. It was originally produced in Italy.

Cambridge Cantata

Produced in 2005, Cambridge Cantata was a big success that we hope to repeat - but maybe at another venue (not King's College Chapel).

People

The Board

Sue Hains - Chair

Richard Taylor

Tess Mitchell

Brian - Trustee Designate

Core Team

Matthew Taylor - Director

Christine Cellier - Finance and Services Director

Sophie Carlin - Administrator

Simon Gunton - Artistic Director

Freelancers

Megan Bunting - Drama Workshop Leader

Trainees

Jim - Workshop Leader

Interns

Yuko Otagiri - Admin Assistant

Sarah Allan - Assistant Producer

Nicola - Education Assistant

Patrons

Harold Pinter

Roger Waters

Deborah Bull

Consultants

Alex Leiffheidt - Fund Raising and Development

On Secondment

Paul Herrington

Volunteers

Pippa Tennant

New node

What kind of company?

Escape Artists (incorporating Insight Arts and also trading under the names of Beats Learning and Prison Arts Services) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Business Plan

The company Business Plan is designed to take us through to FY 10/11.

Development Objectives

Policies

All company policies can be found here

A Web 2.0 Enabled Social Enterprise

An Adhocracy

Social Inclusion Objectives

Help Facilities

Screencasts

Screencasts are short videos that act as guides to using various parts of the company's online management system.

The Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base can be accessed from within Web Office. It contains over 200 entries relating to our management systems and other matters.

Web Office Helpline

For technical problems relating to Web Office, there is an online support system (open from 2pm to 10pm). The help service can be accessed from the Web Office homepage.

Other People

Don't be shy! If you get stuck, ask someone for help. If there's no one around, you can always try to get someone on Skype or the company mobiles (numbers on the homepage of Web Office).

Intro

Appraisal

A Bit of History

Roots

The company has its roots in a drama group that was established by serving prisoners at HMP Wayland in the early 1990s. Escape Artists was set up as a charity in 1996

At the Royal Opera House

Escape Artists presented the first ever non-lyric drama at the Royal Opera in 2000: a three week of the company's self created drama, 'Blagger'.

Working with the RSC

European Work

The company has regularly worked in Italy, having been there nearly every year since 1998, and has also contributed to projects in Germany, Austria and Sweden

Arts@the Edge

Arts @ the Edge incorporates festivals, conferences and workshops. There have been 3 Edge events in Cambridge and 3 in Rome

Edge Festival 2000

Edge Festival 2003

Edge Conference 2005

The Cambridge Cantata

The company produced the Cambridge Cantata in 2005 in Kings College Chapel. The performance sold out and received a standing ovation.

Merger with Insight Arts

In 2007 Escape Artists was invited to take over one of the most long established arts and social inclusion companies in the UK: Insight Arts

Building websites

Besides building the company's own websites, EA has also built the websites for the UK's umbrella organisation for arts in the criminal justice system: The Anne Peaker Centre

Arts on the Out

The Anne Peaker Centre

Joining the Dots

The Dumb Waiter

The company's first production was Pinter's 'The Dumb Waiter'. Harold Pinter attended a performance of this play and afterwrds said: This is an excellent production of the Dumb Waiter. (find rest of quote)

Practitioner Training

Mentoring

Social Inclusion Practice

Partner Organisations

Penrose

The Resource Centre

Cambridge Regional College

Sue Ryder Care

Engineering Dept at Cam Uni

Festival of Ideas

How we're Funded

Contracts

Trusts and Foundations

Wates

Sainsbury

Friends Scheme

Sales

OCN Courses

Training

Mentoring

Tickets

Course Materials

Assistive Music Technology

Music Downloads

Management Systems

Marketing

Tickets

Induction

Appraisal

Finances

Performance Forecasts

Annual Budget

Big Picture

Cashflow Forecasts

Reports

Knowledge

Data

Information

Online Resources

Graphics

Images

Fonts

Stats

Publishing

Form Designer

Newsfeeds

Offline Resources

Video Editing

Picture Editing

Company Van

Musical Equipment

IT Equipment

Film-making

Web Design

Assets Database

Milestones

Education

Achieved

Ideas

In Development

Finance

Training

Mentoring

Online Systems

Productions

Marketing

Assistive Music Technology

People

NAV

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What Kind of Company

Theatre Productions

A Bit of History

Partner Organisations

How we're Funded

Practitioner Training

Help Facilities

Family of Websites

Client Support

Institutional Services

Management Systems

Milestones

Offline Resources

Online Resources

People