A People Powered Programme for Change
Our response to Covid-19. Announcing our Summer – Autumn programme; a responsive, relevant and useful programme of work which prioritises local communities and creatives. Including; Dial: intergenerational creative phone-based activity, SPACE: online wellbeing resource, Artist Brew Days: Free workshops and advice surgeries for local creatives, Box Tickers: returning to the 2010 Equalities Act, 13 artists explore whether it is working and ask ‘is protection is enough?’, in a series of podcast provocations. Read more.
This summer we paired 5 Greater Manchester artists with 25 elders from across the region with the simple aim of connecting with one another. We called this project ‘Dial’ as it took place over telephone between 2 people. Over 150 hours of conversation took place before our creative collective hung up their phones to one another. During that time, they laughed together, sang together, drew portraits of one another, wrote poems, talked politics and pandemics, shared life stories and recipes, created maps and imagined fantasy lands together.
We invited our artists to create a series of responses to their conversations. In light of the recent news of prospective lockdown restrictions for another 6 months, we can’t think of a more fitting time to share the voices, stories, frustrations and hopes from elders across our local communities. They are calling for change, and it’s about time we answered.
Our commitment to anti-racist action
We’re making a commitment to anti-racist action. We want to do more. We hope you do too. Read about the actions we are promising to put into place in our blog, “Tragedy cannot be the catalyst for change.” The blog also includes a list of resources and actions that you can take to help in the fight against racism.
Stay Safe, Stay Home
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