Light Parade Chelmsford

Funded on Spacehive 29 August 2018

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Light Parade Chelmsford

Light Parade Chelmsford

Ideas Hub Chelmsford By Ideas Hub Chelmsford

Light Parade: A magical parade of lit lanterns, in Chelmsford. Held on the 11th of November, it is a parade aimed at all cultural groups in Chelmsford, celebrating Peace!

Chelmsford Delivery stage

91
backers
£5,248
raised

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The Parade will bring together many different faiths and ethnicities, through workshops delivered to a variety of community groups. Artists will lead the workshops where the parade’s floats, light art and lanterns are created. We will engage young people, aged 7 to 18 years old, through workshops, allowing them to experience digital technologies and an opportunity to get creative with recycled materials. All floats will either be handheld or attached to upcycled bike trailers. The process of creating artworks for public projects empowers young people helping them grow in confidence. Skills such as teamwork, creativity and engineering. This project grows civic pride for all through creating a spectacular public arts event for all.

What we'll deliver:

  • A Parade of Light through Chelmsford Streets on 11th Nov
  • Workshops for local people to get involved in creating the pieces of work
  • Volunteer Opportunities for people to steward the event
  • Create imaginative lanterns and floats using technologies and recycled materials

Why it's a great idea:

- Giving people the opportunity to come together and create pieces of Art for Public use is an inspiring experience which can change people's concept of what they can achieve. It's empowering - Chelmsford's diverse creative scene can come together to make something magical. - The Parade can become an annual event and grow civic pride. - The Light Parade gives Artists a chance to work on something collaboratively.

Steps to get it done:

  • Night of the Parade 11th November
  • Workshops Take Place - Throughout October every Saturday at the Ideas Hub in Chelmsford Central Library
  • Artists engaged to run workshops
  • Publicity Materials for the Parade are created and distributed
  • Ideas development with local creatives
  • Community groups are engaged and invited to the workshops that will take place in October
  • Dates are confirmed for workshops
  • Risk Assessments for route in place
  • Volunteers briefed on project and taken through safeguarding training.
  • Rehearsal of route of the parade.

This project will: - Help us grow a new strong partnership with ethnic minority groups. - Help households reduce waste by giving them an opportunity and instructions on how to create a lantern or lit object to take on the parade. We will create video tutorials which will be shared on social media and on our website which show how to create a simple recycled lantern. Objects that will be recycled are umbrellas that don’t work and a mixture of plastic bottle types. - Bring people together and promote community cohesion. - Give people an Arts project that is truly accessible. - Give Artists in Chelmsford an opportunity to come together to create great work and work collectively. - Give people who are interested in Arts and Culture an opportunity to gain experience in community arts projects. - Allow BME groups to access High-Quality Arts projects. - Be a celebration of our diverse City!

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Location Chelmsford

Chelmsford has 23 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Light Parade Route from Anglia Ruskin University through to the High Street around BellMeadow and finishing at Bond Streets Bowl

Council

Chelmsford City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,876

Artists Fee - £32.47 Hourly Rate (over 5 years experience) x 28 hours - £909 (19%)
Chelmsford Partnership Co-ordinator will give 3 days support to the project - £280 day rate x 3 days - £840 (17%)
Indi Sandhu from Essex Culture and Diversity Project will give us 3 days support - £840 (17%)
Brochure collated by the City Council, which outlines all the events including Peace Parade. - £600 (12%)
Administration and Organising Project 10 half days x £40 - £400 (8%)
LED Light Strips 20 lots @ £10.45 - £209 (4%)
A full-page spread in ‘City Life’ magazine - £200 (4%)
Paper A3 pack 30 sheets x 35 packs = - £175 (4%)
Promotional Flyer Print 1000 copies and design - £134 (3%)
Battery pack with collector x 40 @ £3.15 each - £126 (3%)
Other - £443 (9%)

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.

19%
Artists Fee - £32.47 Hourly Rate (over 5 years experience) x 28 hours
£909
17%
Chelmsford Partnership Co-ordinator will give 3 days support to the project - £280 day rate x 3 days
£840
17%
Indi Sandhu from Essex Culture and Diversity Project will give us 3 days support
£840
12%
Brochure collated by the City Council, which outlines all the events including Peace Parade.
£600
8%
Administration and Organising Project 10 half days x £40
£400
4%
LED Light Strips 20 lots @ £10.45
£209
4%
A full-page spread in ‘City Life’ magazine
£200
4%
Paper A3 pack 30 sheets x 35 packs =
£175
3%
Promotional Flyer Print 1000 copies and design
£134
3%
Battery pack with collector x 40 @ £3.15 each
£126
9%
Other
£443
  • A website specific page on 'Visit Chelmsford' which relates to events.
    £100
  • Spacehive fees
    £88
  • Materials 6 Glue Guns
    £60
  • Double AA Batteries x 100 @ £26.00 x 2 packs
    £52
  • Tissue Paper 50 sheets of colour @£4.50 per pack x 10 packs
    £45
  • Transaction Fees
    £41
  • High Visibility Jackets x 10
    £40
  • VAT
    £18

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: 1) Allow for 10 more hours of Artists time to run workshops or create items/lanterns/floats 2) Employ Bangra Drummers to lead the Parade

Total £4,876

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