Creative Response to Loneliness – Programme Overview

The Creative Response to Loneliness programme was Transported’s initiative to combat the feelings of loneliness and isolation that the pandemic had brought through creative activity. 

The programme had been funded by Arts Council England to provide immediate, targeted relief through creative and cultural activity to those most at risk of loneliness as a result of Covid-19

All of the projects were catered to the residents of Boston and South Holland and all of the projects were free to participants. Below you can find brief descriptions of each project. 

more-than-a-part II

An extension of our CREATE-on project more-than-a-part, Boston residents have been invited to share their story of lockdown – the highs, the lows, the challenges and examples of what they are grateful.

The submitted stories are then turned into artworks that are being displayed in windows around the town – uniting the community.

Read more here.


Quirky Little Things

Participants learnt some creative, mixed media drawing techniques to record the ups, downs and sideways life of parenting small children.

The project was aimed at parents/guardians of children between 0-3 years of age and was suitable for all abilities. Sessions were delivered remotely and were designed to fit in during the sightly quieter moments!

Find out more here.




Community Clay

Making a clay tile using a free kit! 

Participants were provided with a free kit which contained everything they needed to construct the tile. Then it is down to them what they wanted to add to the tile to reflect their experience. 

Find out more here.


Drawing on the Domestic

This project was for South Holland residents. ‘Drawing on the Domestic’ participants received an activity box containing all of the materials they needed in order to undertake five creative tasks.

These tasks could be undertaken daily, or all at the same time.

Find out more here.





Project Pen Pal

Making Up Your Street sent a creative package including a letter-writing kit and activities to complete.

Once finished, the letters and creative makes will be sent to another member of Project Pen Pal forming a creative pen pal for the project.

Discover more here.


Fish Tales

We asked Boston residents to send us designs of fish using our template.

The designs will be used to create clay fish tiles.

These fish will be then form part of the decorations of one the Boston Buoys sculptures.

Read more here.