I have worked on collaborative community led arts project in Newington, Ramsgate since 2015. Initially through the arts charity People United and later as a freelance artist.
The first project in Newington I worked on was called The Best of Us where I supported many elements of the project including:
I supported many elements of the project including:
- a community led arts festival called Best Fest
- weekly inter-generational arts group called Creative Champions
- community led artist commission Hug Bag
- youth group trips to arts and cultural activities
- resident project steering group
- youth led social action projects
- plaques celebrating everyday heroes
- Arts & Kindness Week at Dame Janet Primary Academy
- Research & Evaluation
Best Fest has since become an annual community led event where I now facilitate creative workshops as an artist.
People United project page: The Best of Us
Photos: Jason Pay & Manu Palomeque