We uplift the creativity and innovation of local communities, and work with people facing complex social challenges.
We are a registered charity and we rely on funding from organisations and individual supporters. If you want to help make the arts accessible to all, you can support us with a one-off, monthly or annual donation.
“Ultra smart producers”The Scotsman
We’ve learned that by working on a hyper local level, we can tap into and understand larger global inequalities and help bring them to light.
Our work with local asylum seekers in North Somerset has involved responding to immediate needs, as well as creative activities that support wellbeing and increase community cohesion.
Cookery courses invited discussion and knowledge exchange around food, which in turn has informed GROUND, our project exploring global food issues and inequality.
Through Higher Education placements, paid internships and traineeships and volunteering opportunities, we offer up-and-coming creatives and those want to work behind-the-scenes the opportunity to work on a live Trigger production.
Over the last three years we’ve supported the professional development of over 80 young people and early career artists, these roles vary from aspiring producers, directors, sound designers, creative communicators, costumiers, make-up artists and more.
Your support will facilitate enriching and imaginative experiences for:
Incredible new creative talent
We’ve facilitated professional development with 82 placements and traineeships in the last three years
Patients receiving critical or end-of-life healthcare treatment
10 healthcare providers have hosted our WithYou service, combatting isolation and disconnection between patients and their loved ones
North Somerset based asylum seekers
Our responsive support programme attends to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of this 168+ strong community through educational and creative workshops, fundraising and ongoing donation gathering
Young people and children
997 schoolchildren have attended 55 free creative workshops in the last 2 years, from mask making to willow weaving, learning about horticulture, radio making, poetry, storytelling and more.
Our work is always reflective of the community in which it’s presented. In 2022 alone we worked with 65 groups and over 1,000 local people from allotment members to faith groups, people with disabilities and diasporic communities.
Audiences that represent those who live where we present
Over the last 3 years we’ve reached over 200,000 people at our live events.
“The dynamism that Trigger brought to the city through The Hatchling was incredible. We need more innovation like this...to engage people who don’t usually attend arts and cultural events. It was a definite wow moment of the last decade.”AUDIENCE MEMBER, THE HATCHLING PLYMOUTH 2021
Trigger relies on support from funding bodies, trusts and individual donors to make accessible, inclusive arts experiences. Thank you to all our supporters.
If you would like more information about supporting Trigger please contact Natalie Adams, Executive Director on 0117 235 0365
If you are interested in joining our team you can keep up to date with our current vacancies and opportunities here.
If you are passionate about outdoor, site-specific and contemporary performance we would love to hear from you.
If you want to help make the arts accessible to all, you can support us with a one-off, monthly or annual donation.