Co-Creative Arts – A Work in Progress

Art with Emma, Fish Puppet
Art with Emma, Fish Puppet

I am pleased to announce that I have received funding from the Arts Council of Wales‘ Stabilisation Fund for the project ‘Co-Creative Arts – A Work in Progress’. I will be working collaboratively with project development workers Katja Stiller (freelance Creative Expression Specialist) and Rhys Hughes (Counsellor/ Trainer/ Social Worker).

In this project we will be developing and exploring our Co-Creative Arts approach through experiential and sharing sessions with Community Artists and partners in Wales during, and coming out of, the Covid-19 Lockdown.

This such an important time of change and this project will form part of an exciting creative response within Community Arts in Wales. We will be questioning how we can best adapt our creative work and practice for the new ‘normal’ world of the future.

This will inform the development of our Co-Creative approach and we will be documenting how Community Artists are working in the current situation; their issues, concerns, creative solutions and what they might need in terms of support, safeguarding, training and their own wellbeing.

Alex Bowen, Breathe Creative

Creating Calm Photo Gallery Week 3

Billie

We’ve been in lockdown for many weeks now and the world has changed beyond all recognition. In this odd time we are connecting with people through our online arts projects. Here are some photographs from people who we are working with – colleagues, communities, friends and families sharing what our lives are like at the moment.

Creating Calm Photo Gallery Week 2

Stay Positive, Have Hope

In this strange time we are trying to connect with people through online arts projects. It is a vulnerable time for everyone. Here are some photographs from people who we are working with – colleagues, communities, friends and families sharing what our lives are like at the moment.

Creating Calm – Creative Cooking

Drawing of cooking ingredients

We’ve just entered Coronavirus Lockdown in the UK and we’ve been looking at how we can reach out and connect with people and maybe help them, just a little, to feel less isolated. With our new “Creating Calm” programme we will be doing just that.

In this Zoom session, our food expert Sian helps our group to make the most of the food in their cupboards. This week, they attempt Bread and Butter pudding.

This project is part of our Creating Calm programme, in partnership with Ty Canna Outreach Service and funded by the Coronavirus Resilience Fund.

Community Foundation Wales

Creating Calm Photo Gallery

Bluebells

In this strange time we are trying to connect to the most vulnerable people through online arts projects. Here are some photographs from people who we are working with – communities, friends and families are showing us what their lives are like at the moment. Come back and have a look again, as they will be adding to this online gallery documenting this unusual time in all our lives. Stay safe all.