May 25, 2021

During the Covid-19 lockdown period in the second quarter of 2020, existing Audience of the Future Challenge award-holders have continued to develop projects, albeit within the limits presented by lockdown.

Project teams have had to find new ways to work, adjust their projects around the obstacles presented, and not least, consider how their projects might work in a post-Covid world. All of the demonstrator project teams were asked to record their progress as ‘video diaries’ explaining how they adjusted their projects to comply with Covid 19 restrictions.

This is part one of a three part video diary series, featuring Sarah Ellis (Director of Digital Development) from Royal Shakespeare Company and Eleanor Whitley (Executive Producer) from Marshmallow Laser Feast, talking about how the Dream project pivoted due to Covid-19. 

The impact on some stakeholders’ work is significant, on others less so, and for some it may present a provocative new opportunity.

This video diary is part of a project consisting of 3 part visual diary filmed and recorded over the course of the next year with each of the four Audience of the Future demonstrators, to document their journeys and how they have pivoted their projects to meet the new challenges brought about by the impact of Covid19.

Read more about the Dream project here: and all video diaries in this series can be seen in The Covid Diaries playlist on YouTube.