New organisation Wide Awake Devon won Grants for the Arts cash to help it broker relationships between the artistic communities of Devon, including live performance makers, companies, arts organisations and venues.
Wide Awake Devon began after graduates Emily Williams and Monique Luckman saw the need for more dialogue and partnership within the live performance community of Devon and took a risk in starting the company from scratch at an early stage in their career.
Wide Awake Devon will work with a variety of partners across the county and region. Artists participating in the programme will be able to develop their own initiatives and ideas within the ethos and network of the organisation.
Since November 2010, the group has set up four events and launched theatredevon.net