Community Events & Festivals

Community Events & Festivals

Working with local organisers to bring arts activity to community events and developing festival experiences in Boston Borough & South Holland

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2015

Transported Community Events – an explanatory booklet

Community Events & Festivals provide a special opportunity to experience art. They are the places where people go to spend their leisure time, weekends, holidays, days off from work. Families and friends, Lincolnshire born or more recently arrived, gather together regardless of previous artistic experience and cultural expectation.

Having input inspirational art experiences into previous events, Transported worked with several groups of community organisers to co-commission new work that is flexible, high quality, and can tour each venue/event: Bookworms by Rhubarb Theatre was a mobile performance piece, and artist Julie Willoughby (Zoomorphia) delivered a variety of participatory activities tailored to the themes of each event.
• Four local organisers were part of our cocommissioning group
• A minimum of ten community events were ‘Transported’  with high quality arts experiences
• Boston Borough Council worked with us to programme ‘Family Fun Fridays’: events every Friday during the school holidays
• Following a successful tour last year a group of community organisers worked with us to bring Fen Boy back to Boston Borough and South Holland, bringing professional live performance to their local communities

The programme in 2015 took partners through the commissioning process, from developing briefs to selection, as well as each making a contribution to the budget and in kind capacity to make it happen, making it more likely they will carry on in the future.

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