Social Art Social : SAN Kickstarter: Shonagh Short & Get Creative Festival
We are launching this years Social Art Network Socials. This season’s meet up we will be hearing from Shonagh Short, she will be sharing her recent successfully funded Social Art Network Kickstarter project Visible Dirt. This will be an informal talk on what the experience was like running a Kickstarter campaign and where the project is up to now. We will also be hearing from Claire Sharples from Voluntary Arts England and how you can involved in their upcoming festival Get Creative.
Shonagh Short makes work with and about working class women and communities. Her ongoing project Care Instructions explores the language of dirt as used to “other” people and place, the politics of cleaning, and the idea of socially engaged art as an act of care.
Voluntary Arts works to promote and increase active participation in creative cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Their purpose is to celebrate, encourage and champion people expressing themselves creatively in their everyday lives and practising their creativity socially with other people.
They do this by building connections and relationships to support participation in creative cultural activity; demonstrating how taking part in creative cultural activity improves social connectedness and encouraging more public spaces to open up for creative cultural activity.
Get Creative Festival shines a light on the diverse cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in local communities and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. This huge annual celebration of creativity aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in a creative event in their local area. From Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th May 2020, arts organisations and community groups host events that are free or have just a small fee to cover costs, to celebrate and showcase creativity in every community.
This is the social meet up for anyone interested in social art in Greater Manchester and has come out of discussions at The Social Art Summit. We will be holding four Social Art Meetups across the year in and around Greater Manchester.
Aimed at artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, funders and wider sectors working in the social realm, the Social Art Network aims to develop agency in the field of art and social engagement.
If you are interested in being part of the working group that help host events please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Access and Direction to Bridge 5 Mill
Bridge 5 Mill is near Holt Town tram stop (Blue line, two stops from Piccadilly towards Ashton) or a 15 minute walk from Piccadilly, Ancoats the Northern and Green Quarters via Old Mill Street, Pollard Street or the Ashton Canal. A secure bike shelter is also available.
The building is fully accessible with ramp access from the road and internal lifts.