Working with local organisers to bring arts activity to local events
Boston Hanse Group
Working with Boston Hanse Group to provide a platform for international artistic initiatives and cultural exchanges. ‘Boston Unfurled’, a partnership project to make new parade banners for the 2018 Hanse Festival, was successful in obtaining funding from both Grants for the Arts and Boston Big Local, and workshops are taking place in 2018.
Transported worked with South Holland District Council on Activate!, which is a programme of activities for young people in rural communities over the summer holidays, by commissioning arts activity to be at those events.
Boston Family Arts Events
Transported worked with Boston Borough Council to bring arts activity to their programme of outdoor family events during school holidays.
Transported worked with Heritage Lincolnshire on their open days at Sessions House in Boston, a two day consultation event which will ask for opinions as to future uses of the building. Transported curated the arts content of the event.
Transported Local Community Events – an explanatory booklet
Local 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 co-commissioning 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.