x church / slum gothic
Marcus Hammond at Trinity Bristol.UK 17.4.2018
Marcus Hammond from x church / slum gothic in Gainsborough talking to Deborah Weinreb.
This is an interview/podcast/bit of film! that is the beginning of collecting together examples of social engagement and art.
Islington Mill in Salford is a celebration of the unconventional; of radical and subversive thinking – it is a place where anything feels possible. Our flexibility and fluid structure is a catalyst for creativity, allowing artists, residents and tenants to challenge accepted notions of what arts and culture can do, and who can be involved. We treasure our independence to explore and to create; to live and work as freely and creatively as possible, fostering an openness to experiment.
Participatory City works in Barking and Dagenham, London
WITH 100S OF AMAZING RESIDENTS IN BARKING AND DAGENHAM TO BUILD NETWORKS OF FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE EVERY ONE EVERY DAY INITIATIVE.
TOGETHER WE AIM TO CO-CREATE THE FIRST LARGE SCALE, FULLY INCLUSIVE, PRACTICAL PARTICIPATORY ECOSYSTEM.
IT’S THE FIRST ONE OF IT’S KIND IN THE WORLD.
Take A Part are experts in socially engaged audience development for contemporary art. Based in Plymouth, we work in areas that have been historically underserved and don’t usually engage in the arts. Our practice is about giving agency to those who historically have been underserved to take on their own ambitions and narratives and realise aspirations for themselves where they live.
Every One Every Day is a really ambitious idea, with local residents at its heart. We know that Barking and Dagenham is a vibrant place to live and work, to grow up and older in. This project will make it easier to spend time with neighbours doing practical and useful everyday things together that we all enjoy.
Open School East in Margate is committed to making the arts a more open sector and to fostering cultural and social exchanges between artists and the broader public. We do this by opening our programmes outwards, responding to our locality, and providing an informal environment for the sharing of knowledge and skills across all communities and generations.
We equip artists at an early stage of their career with the tools to become resourceful and self-sufficient, and enable young people and adults alike to shape their experience and creative voice by becoming active learners and co-producers of OSE’s programmes.
Over the course of a year, Terrestrial producing four major projects in the Western. We’ve also helped to establish Weston Artspace, a new community artist studio at the heart of the High Street, and we’re working with several local groups to grow their own brilliant ideas. In November we will share these projects with the wider public through a festival of arts experiences in Weston. We will then start exploring future adventures that begin somewhere else in the region. Terrestrial is also linked to Weston Artspace
Create London is an arts organisation that has pioneered working with artists to realise new social enterprises, charities and cultural spaces. We commission, curate and incubate long-term projects that are useful to society, supporting artists to work collaboratively with local communities. We reimagine the role of the artist in the city, working outside of galleries to find new and often surprising ways for art to become part of everyday life.
Creative Work Space is a Community Arts Centre in Withywood, south Bristol