programme principles


The Eyeview programme principles act a guide for commissioning decisions and programme design, making sure that we continue to reveal, reimagine and celebrate Torbay’s culture, heritage, communities and sense of place - as part of Torbay’s Great Place Scheme.

1. Sparks delight or extends horizons.

Does the work inspire imaginations, present alternative futures, animate the public realm or bring people together?

2. Innovative or distinct.

Does the work or approach allow space for new ideas to be tested and potential nurtured? Is it distinct or unexpected for audiences here, allowing us to see the world in a new way?

3. Invites curiosity and questions.

We’re interested in supporting work that encourages us to ask questions and encourages a culture of enquiry, where the hidden is revealed and the obvious challenged.

4. Promotes dialogue and exchange.

We want to support creative process that encourages an exchange of skills and ideas, nurturing potential and leading into a ‘golden thread’ of development and capacity building.

5. People-centred.

Work may be relational, participatory or co-produced with people locally. It is appreciative of how diverse audiences may respond and is relevant to Torbay as a diverse and everchanging community.

6. Is enduring.

Be that in the memory, an experience that endures, or through the longer-term impact that a creative project can have on individuals, our community or sense of place.

7. Relevant and responsive to place.

Does the work enhance our understanding of Torbay and its sense of place? Does it help us to reimagine places and spaces here, bringing new things into focus or revealing the overlooked?

8. Promotes new collaborations.

Does the work invite collaborations and connections across different communities of interest within and without Torbay? Does it engage with the wider cultural ecology, engaging with other sectors, local industry or voluntary and community groups?