We all know the importance of staying connected at the moment – but endless Zoom calls alone don’t give you the full experience of real connection and community.
So, a few weeks ago, we launched a callout to artists and makers to come up with ideas that could connect individuals and communities across Gloucestershire in this time of crisis.
From the applications we received, we chose 8 talented artists who have each designed a project which will encourage new and uplifting ways for people to:
- stay connected
- feel part of a community
- express themselves artistically
- make their voices heard – especially people who feel cut off or excluded
Check out the full set of projects below. Anyone can join in with these, and we especially hope that they will help those who feel the most isolated. We’d love you to join us and take part – full details on how to get involved coming soon!
A community art show in a phone box! Sarah wants to set up a gallery in a decommissioned phone box, where anyone can share their work.
Online activities for children and their families, based on Filskit Theatre’s fantastic show ‘Stella’
A community art radio show, focusing on local/emerging music, poetry, audio-based artworks, and writing.
Sisterhood is a photography and mixed media project highlighting ten women from the Gloucestershire region.
Viv will make a series of short videos that tell the beautiful, funny and real stories of local people in lockdown.
Covid Covers is a heart-warming project helping Gloucestershire people come together through this unprecedented time.
Daniella’s #creativeconnection is to create a collaborative short film during this challenging time of isolation.
Tolmeia wants to create a collection of animated GIF stickers which focus on positive solutions to the coronavirus crisis