Twelve years ago we began developing a number of small-scale, combined arts projects. Rooted in dialogue and engagement with local people of all ages and backgrounds, these projects succeeded in giving people a voice and helped them to articulate creatively, issues and concerns that mattered to them.
Many partners were involved in getting these projects delivered: community development workers, care staff, teachers, local authority officers, but each project was motivated by our unswerving belief in the power of art to change people’s lives.
One of the most successful and rewarding aspects of our work has been intergenerational dialogue and exchange – bringing young and old together to make shared work, explore ideas, stimulate creative thinking, challenge negative perceptions, and share thoughts and views with the wider community.
You can find out more about this aspect of our work by having a look at some of the best examples here: