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What is PiE?

PiE is a member-led* platform for arts practitioners, curators, writers and producers to meet and build dynamic relationships, to collaborate and foster meaningful connections between the work made and local communities.


P in PiE stands for Performance but also for Play, Participation, Practice, People.  Or anything else that springs to mind. We see Performance as a very broad term. We want to keep it open. We celebrate diversity and breadth of perspectives by continually asking what it means.

PiE is interdisciplinary. We are open to everyone who is curious about what performance means to them in their practice, which might be music, live art, urban tactics, theatre, participatory and social practice, visual art, film, outdoor performance, circus, dance, writing, graphic art, performance poetry, scenography, short forms, cabaret, digital systems, games, immersive events, festivals, site responsive and site specific interventions, placemaking … Anything else missing?​

*PIE is inspired by and modeled after a thriving, ambitious, forward-thinking member-led network in Plymouth, called CAMP. Click on the link to find out more.

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Our aims

Our aims are simple: Connect. Grow. Amplify. 


We will do this by:

  • Bringing diverse artists, producers, writers, & other performance workers together 

  • Serving as a welcoming first point of contact for creative newcomers, those returning to practice and recent graduates

  • Supporting the development of PiE members’ practice​

  • Gathering in-kind resources & financial support for PiE members’ activities​

  • Developing PiE members’ skills, experience & knowledge​ 

  • Increasing visibility of artists, producers, writers, performance workers based in Devon and the South West​

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Our Offer

Programming is designed by members for members.

  • PiE is set up to host a series of live and online events for its members including: 

    • skills sharing sessions, 

    • pop-up performances, 

    • play and make days, 

    • scratch nights,

    • talks, 

    • training,

    • peer funded micro-commissions.  

  • PiE members will have access to regular meet up opportunities, artist development and mentorship schemes, classes, ‘away days’, ‘go & see bursaries’, listings on the PiE website, members-only content (videos of all PiE talks and resources from PiE workshops, meeting and financial reports, feedback, etc), special rehearsal space offers, reading and viewing clubs, residencies and co-working opportunities, funding support, a range of online resources, artist features, blogs, news and updates.

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