Community Building and Artivism

Skaped has just announced the launch of their new creative programme called “Community Building & Artivism”, funded by Westfield East Ban Creative Future Fund. They would love to spread the word to individuals within the community who may be interested in participating.

Skaped will be holding a ‘Meet & Greet’ event for interested folks, to meet the Skaped team, Skaped alumni and programme guest speakers. They’ve designed this space to be an inclusive environment to find out more about their summer programme, and answer any questions regarding what the series will include. 

Come along Wednesday the 18th of May – More information HERE 

‘Community Building and Artivism’ is a FREE 3-month programme, delivered weekly for 16-25 year olds, with connections to East London. Each session will be 2 hours of fun and creation! The series will be concluded with 2 full days of art-making. The programme will use a variety of different methods and creative tools, allowing participants to develop their creative skills, explore personal identities, learn about the power of Artivism (when art and activism combine to bring awareness of social issues), and discuss community issues. All of this will lead to the collaborative creation of an Artivist exhibition, set to open later in the year. 

This project has been developed following the success of our pilot workshop held in July 2021 at the London Festival of Ideas. It will be held in person at St. Margaret’s House. 

Skaped are looking for people 16 to 25 years old, that feel connected to East London. No previous artistic or activist experience is needed, just an interest and passion in community shaping, art, or artivism. 

*They strongly encourage young people from hard to reach and underrepresented communities to apply and are happy to discuss any access arrangements. 

When is this happening?

The project will start in early June, delivering 2 hour weekly workshops and ending with a full 2 days of art-making with a final collective exhibition. The exact starting date is TBC.

Applications for this programme are now open. We are looking for a cohort of 20 young people.

What are the benefits for the young people involved?

· Receive a small grant to plan and produce your artwork

· Learn new skills

· Share your voice and feel empowered

· Become part of the Skaped’s community 

· Get a certificate of participation

Skaped is fully insured. They hold enhanced DBS check, NSPCC safeguarding, Workspace First Aid training, Transformative conflict training and Advanced safeguarding children and designated safeguarding officer.

They believe that this program is a great opportunity for young people and hope that we can work together in signposting the young people you work with to this opportunity. 

Click HERE for the application form. 

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