Mark Bell, BBC Commissioning Editor, Arts, today announced a major new BBC initiative, Things To Do, which aims to engage audiences to participate in arts and cultural activities linked to BBC programming. He also revealed a number of forthcoming programme highlights across BBC television.
Bell revealed a host of forthcoming programmes including the topical commission for BBC Two, Arts Troubleshooter, a three-part series that follows arts business guru Michael Lynch as he helps three UK arts organisations to overcome artistic and financial challenges.
Arts Troubleshooter (working title), BBC Two
From Sydney Opera House to CEO of Southbank Centre, Michael Lynch has established himself as a formidable force in the arts business world. Now, for a new BBC Two three-part series, Lynch will use his extraordinary experience to help three UK arts organisations to overcome artistic and financial challenges in a period of enormous change for the arts in the UK. Over the course of a year, he will scrutinize every aspect of each organisation from audience attendance to financial management, artistic decisions to how they secure funding. The series will chart the highs and lows for each of the organisations during turbulent times and show Michael trying to ensure their futures.
NB There is a reason for publishing this information on Ballet News – later on the three organisations will be announced and all will become clear.