Funding successes lead to fantastic projects in Castle Vale

We are blowing our own trumpet here!  Active Arts has now raised over £45,000 this year, enabling us to deliver some fantastic arts projects in Castle Vale for young and old alike to take part in.  For a quick summary of dates and times for joining in, please click on the what’s on page above.

Thanks to partnerships in Castle Vale – with CVCHA sheltered housing, CVCRS youth services, the Community Environmental Trust (at The Sanctuary) and Castle Vale School – we have created a project using digital photography for young participants (13-19) and older participants (55+) to discover the photo-journalist in them, documenting their lives in Castle Vale and finding out what it means to  be an artist-in-the-community.  This project will lead to an online gallery, a printed publication and a small touring exhibition – we’ll keep you posted when these things will appear! 

Me, you & everything else is supported by: the National Lottery through Arts Council England; Birmingham Cultural Partnership; Working Neighbourhoods Fund.

We are also bringing together for the second year running Birmingham Opera Company with Youngstars, enabling young adults (16+) to take part in a series of dance workshops towards creating their own original contribution to Birmingham Opera Co’s professional production of The Wedding, taking place in a city centre venue in November. 

Funding has also been awarded to us by Birmingham City Council’s arts team to develop a project engaging young and older residents in dance.  We are developing plans for this with CVCHA’s Older Person’s Services Manager, Bea Lunn, and with Luke Maclean of Youngstars – with a view to creating a tea dance for all to join in with in March 2011.  More news to follow!

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