A programme of taster workshops leading to the establishment of permanent DIY art form groups
At the very core of the Transported approach is the belief that participation, learning new skills and being inspired is the best and simplest route to sustainability. As part of the projects delivered so far we have offered a range of opportunities and consulted with audiences and participants about what they might want to do in the future, and supported people to form regular arts groups.
Boston & South Holland Woodcarvers
Boston Sketch Group – please note this group is currently full
Mulberry Craft Consortium (Stained Glass) – please note this group is currently full and has a waiting list
Transported worked with Boston Guildhall in 2017 to 2018 to put on a series of weekly arts workshops at the venue, including weaving, metal work and lino printing.
In 2015 we coordinated a range of Taster workshops in response to feedback, led by local artists, with the aim of establishing new art form ongoing groups.
- Dance Factor was specifically aimed at young people who find the arts hard to access, either for financial or geographical reasons. Two sessions initially continued on, South Holland Centre in Spalding and Fenside Community Centre in Boston
- Mosaics, Stained Glass, Drawing, Creative Writing and Wood Carving sessions happened in Boston Borough and South Holland venues during March to June 2015
- A new circus programme was offered at Fenside Community Centre and Youth Centre for young people and adults as a stepping stone to inspiring new activity with a view to increasing employability of young people on the estate. This led to a permanent aerial dance class in Boston
We set aside funding to support the development of ongoing groups as a “Do it Yourself” phase that was used for paying for additional artist fees or purchasing specialist equipment, with groups contributing through subs.