Working with local businesses to create new arts experiences for the workplace and to bring live performances to Boston Borough & South Holland
The Transported Live programme in 2014 demonstrated the value the arts can contribute to workforce morale. Elsoms Seeds and FreshLinc were surprised by the extent our arts projects created a positive spirit within their teams. Evaluation has shown that Transported projects contributed to staff retention and recruitment, specific challenges facing both companies and sectors.
So in 2015 we built on this:
- Elsoms worked with local artists Katie Smith, Steven Hatton & Neil Baker to develop a photographic project with the whole team
- FreshLinc co-commissioned a second set of artworks for lorries, with the drivers shortlisting and selecting the artist
- FreshLinc drivers worked with Katie to develop a second photographic project
2015’s programme took the arts to the private sector, delivering quality arts experience as well as real value to the workforce of partner businesses, an exciting and challenging new area of activity for the county.
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. There were also performances at Elsoms Seeds and in local schools.