Open Doors

Doorstep Arts provides artist residencies and outreach to schools in Torbay and beyond via our Open Doors Outreach programme. During Covid-19 and lockdown, we are working strategically with creative arts partner organisations to help support schools during these challenging times. These partner organisations have developed three resource packs for educators and families doing remote learning – you can access them here:

Resource Pack 1 – First Week Back Reconnect Pack

Resource Pack 2 РCreative Connections 

Resource Pack 3 – Take Notice (Summer Activities)

Doorstep works to build relationships between educators and artists, ensuring that schools are able to access high-quality arts outreach and that students are able to access amazing arts experiences on their doorstep. Where possible, we grant-subsidize outreach offers so that they are free or reduced for schools.

Sample offers include: The Devising Discovery Series for secondary drama classes and Theatre of the Mind Artist Residencies, connected to wellbeing/PSHE curriculum. Residencies can be shaped around your school’s needs and timetable.

Our Open Doors outreach programme also includes touring theatre shows and workshops, as part of our Doorstep Theatre platform. This includes Theatre-in-Education performances which are brought directly to your school, and also visiting performances taking place in Torbay specifically for student audiences and school groups.

Doorstep can also provide support, advice and training sessions to help schools achieve their Artsmark status, or to train teachers to deliver Arts Award. These accreditation programmes from Arts Council England help schools to advocate for the arts in the curriculum, develop ambitious visions for their school, and to support students to achieve their Arts Award certifications and develop their CVs.


Secondary school offers

Primary school offers