We want to see our towns grow and be vibrant communities supporting the local economy
The home of Escape Arts is The Old Slaughterhouse Arts and Heritage Studio, supporting over 350 project participants and 100 volunteers. Once derelict and forgotten, Escape rescued this Grade ll listed building transforming it into a vibrant, community hub that uses inclusive arts and heritage activities to bring local history to life and preserve precious memories for future generations. The concrete yard hides 'The Lost Garden of Avon', once a place of tranquil beauty with ornate features, walkways, a large ornamental pond. Our project will revive this forgotten heritage, transforming this concrete eyesore through an innovative artwork and planting, created by Escape's core groups including: Paper Moon, supporting adults with learning disabilities; Stratford Escape, adult programme supporting mental health/well-being and our youth and family projects. It will enrich a neglected community space and provide an exciting arts trail to the Old Slaughterhouse and support an apprenticeship.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project will regenerate a ugly, concrete yard in the very heart of one of one of our most historic towns. It will bring the fascinating lost heritage back to life and increase footfall to this area, with both a local interest and a visitor/tourist interest. The most important part of this project is that it will underpin our charities core objectives, providing creative workshops to engage and include our most marginalized communities. The project will enable Escape Arts core groups to directly get involved in working with artists and gardeners to develop the space and reach out into the community to address isolation and ensure those most in need are included and supported. This is done through our arts and health work, which supports referrals processes and works in partnership with local organisation to extend the scope of our work. It's a fantastic opportunity for local businesses/sponsors or fund to support in terms of grants/time/materials and get input recogonised.
Steps to get it done:
The project will provide exciting opportunities to recruit and involve more volunteers. Escape is passionate about its volunteers and has recently been nominated for a Queens Award in Voluntary Service, a great national recognition for everyone involved now in in the future of the charity. We hope the project will support an apprenticeship post so supporters can directly fund a young person development through the project. This alongside an accredited youth volunteer programme.
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