We would like to support projects and ideas that are themed around community-based arts and culture.
We recognise that such activities and projects can be therapeutic for many people, and support their mental wellbeing. Such activities and projects can also be an effective way to engage children in meaningful learning.
Examples of projects we have funded under this priority
MakeShift CIC – A one day workshop to make a musical instrument from scrap and then to use that instrument to perform a piece. This project provided an opportunity for people to get together, do some craft and make some music, which is therapeutic for some and helps improve mental wellbeing.
Art Pack Project – The Art Pack Project sourced basic art items (e.g. paper, pens, scissors, glue etc.) which volunteers assembled into 300 packs of resources. These were then given to families with no outdoor space or limited finances for toys/games, so they could participate in a range of online art projects. The art packs were distributed to the pupil premium children at Whipton Barton, Willowbrook, St Michaels, Ladysmith Infants and Ladysmith Junior schools. These schools 'serve' six of the twenty LSOA areas in Exeter and these families were disadvantaged. The packs enabled families to engage in meaningful activity and supported their wellbeing