As part of this project, we will be running various sessions with professional artists in a range of art disciplines such as painting, mosaics, music and fashion. The art that is produced will then be exhibited in a pop-up event in Westminster, which is currently scheduled for March 2021.
Permission for use of venues and licensing applications for the pop up event have not yet been formally secured, although support in principle has been given by all involved. Spacehive will ensure that no funds are transferred to the project until all of these details have been confirmed in writing, which we expect to happen during the timeframes of the campaign.
We plan to deliver this project in March 2021 but will continue to be guided by government safety considerations. We will keep you updated via our Spacehive page if the event requires rescheduling due to government restrictions.
What we'll deliver:
- 8x three-hour painting sessions with a professional artist
- 6x three-hour mosaic sessions
- Mentoring for a group of talented young musicians to practice and build confidence to perform live
- Professional Artists working with individuals who submitted drawing work
- A fashion designer will curate a mini fashion show with models from the community
- A pop-up event to exhibit the art that is produced
Why it's a great idea:
Art, in its many forms, exists in every community, culture, and country. Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values, and translating experiences across space and time. Research has shown art affects the fundamental sense of self. Art helps us to share thoughts, ideas and visions that may not be able to be articulated in any other way.
Painting, sculpture, music, literature, and the other arts are often considered to be the source of a society’s collective memory. Art preserves what fact-based historical records cannot: how it felt to exist in a particular place at a particular time.
Art in this sense is communication; it allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other via images, sounds and stories. Art is often a vehicle for social change. It can give voice to the politically or socially disenfranchised. A song, film or novel can rouse emotions in those who encounter it, inspiring them to rally for change.
Steps to get it done:
- find a right venue
- prepare for exhibition
Why is art important in a community?
It has been shown that public art is not only important to beautifying an area and making it more inviting for its citizens, but it also adds value to all the surrounding assets. Making the arts part of our lives can help us to better appreciate ourselves as a community and enrich us culturally.
Understand and to share our individual and shared history:
Art documents events and experiences and allows us a richer understanding of history. Art reflects cultural values, beliefs and identity and helps to preserve the many different communities that make up our world. Art chronicles our own lives and experiences over time.
Art keep people connected
The creation of art is a collective activity. Art forms such as dance, theatre and choir all require a group of artists and an audience. Even the solitary painter or poet relies upon the craft of the paint-maker or book-binder to help create art. Art offers people a reason to come together and share in an ex