Lewisham Disability Fun Palace

Lewisham Disability Fun Palace

Lewisham Disability Coalition By Lewisham Disability Coalition

We want to celebrate the creative energy of our clients by making a Fun Palace from our office in Bellingham in October 2016.

Lewisham Delivery stage

6
backers
£3,500
pledged of £3,432

Funding is now over. Bear with us while we tot up all your pledges!

The Fun Palaces Manifesto states:
WE BELIEVE IN THE GENIUS IN EVERYONE, IN EVERYONE AN ARTIST AND EVERYONE A SCIENTIST, AND THAT CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER.
WE BELIEVE WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER, LOCALLY, WITH RADICAL FUN – AND THAT ANYONE, ANYWHERE, CAN MAKE A FUN PALACE."

The original concept came from Joan Littlewood, who was a Lewisham (Blackheath) resident.

At LDC, particularly in the context of welfare "reforms", we tend to see disabled people coming to us for advice at the point of considerable personal challenge and often hardship but there is an overwhelming sense of positivity and creativity that shines and mutual support that shines through. We are running monthly creative coffee mornings which we want to showcase as part of the national network of "Fun Palaces".

In addition we will be celebrating the historic contribution of disabled people in Lewisham.

What we'll deliver:

  • Run a Fun Palace
  • Showcase the artistic talent of local disabled people
  • Encourage celebration of our "local heroes" from the history of our borough.

Why it's a great idea:

Because we are aware that social engagement, including through the arts, is good for people's health and wellbeing as well as creating artistic works, Similarly our "local heroes" showcase will help with clients and members' reminiscences, again there is volumes of research into the positive impact of reminiscence work.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will open our doors as an "art gallery" of our clients and members' work
  • We will invite the local community to visit this showcase of local talent
  • We will invite local schools to showcase the talents of their students

Already the work we have started has attracted people who have shared the personal benefits of joint creative work for mental health and wellbeing and our informal "Disabled People who've made a difference" showcase in our reception area is well received.

Gallery

Location Lewisham

About the space

The offices of Lewisham Disability Coalition.

Council

London Borough of Lewisham

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How will the money be spent?Total £3,432

Facilitation of 10 Arts Sessions by Arts Network artists and facilitators - £1,500 (44%)
Production costs of artwork - £500 (15%)
Publicity, including website, flyers and social media - £500 (15%)
Staff time - £500 (15%)
Costs to display artwork, including mounting and frames - £200 (6%)
Refreshments - £100 (3%)
Other - £132 (4%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

44%
Facilitation of 10 Arts Sessions by Arts Network artists and facilitators
£1,500
15%
Production costs of artwork
£500
15%
Publicity, including website, flyers and social media
£500
15%
Staff time
£500
6%
Costs to display artwork, including mounting and frames
£200
3%
Refreshments
£100
4%
Other
£132
  • Spacehive fees
    £110
  • VAT
    £22
  • Transaction Fees
    £0

Total £3,432

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • Funmakers - Singing, dancing, yarn-bombing, poetry. We are keen to receive expressions of interest to help make the weekend more fun.

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