In October the Foundation launched a ‘Pay what you can’ scheme for its public programme of activities. In the belief that the arts should not be the preserve of those who can afford it, it is hoped that the scheme will enable families facing the rising cost of living crisis to choose a price point that suits their means, with funds reinvested to ensure free access for those most in need.
The public programme comprised a Puppet Making Day for 8-12 year olds, and for younger children, a beautiful miniature puppet show, DU IZ TAK? by Long Nose Puppets, followed by a workshop.
The Bright Foundation has been working with a range of local partners to offer free access to the half-term programme, including the East Sussex Looked After Children Service, and Hastings Foodbank.