Art and social isolation: Southampton responds
What unusual times we are in. Coronavirus has changed our lives, and we’re now in lock down. People are worried what the next few months will bring for our loved ones, the NHS and our communities.
In order to keep spirits up and develop new ways of coping with social isolation, we thought we’d share some of the positive art-based initiatives from Southampton.
Read on to hear about initiatives from Zoielogic Dance Theatre, Greg Gilbert, Claudia Friend, Donna Mcghie, Cat Eliza T and Vie Portland.
Drop Me A Line
Artist Claudia Friend is helping everyone make something together!
Make a line – draw, scribble, sculpt, build, fold, paint, create or find a line – just one - curved, colourful, straight, loopy, dotted, thick, thin…get creative!
Send the pic to Claudia on Instragram, Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, location (e.g. Hampshire), Instagram tag…and anything else you’d like to say.
Let’s see how far it can reach. Let’s make something together.
Finding a creative arts therapist
Want to know where you can find a registered creative arts therapists in the Southampton or Hampshire area? Here are some links to therapists offering freelance therapy work:
Umbrella Arts Festival 2019
23 March 2019 saw the arts and health community take over NST City for a health and wellbeing themed festival. Watch our video of the day!
Report on social prescribing, January 2019
New Magazine: The Cancer Hive
The Cancer Hive is a magazine for anyone affected by cancer. It explores stories, thoughts, wisdom and advice from people who have been there, but uses artistic and creative methods to be more inclusive, visual and engaging.
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The Backstage Trust
Funding for feasibility studies in England and Wales for capital projects, advice on fundraising and developing a case for support, advice and information to help with the professional development of small to medium sized arts organisations, and helps arts groups working with disadvantaged children and young people.
Application deadline: none – applications may be made at any time.
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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Access and Participation Fund
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Priority will be given to projects working in areas of social and economic deprivation outside of London.
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London Transport Museum fellowship in memory of Khadija Saye
The Khadija Saye Photography Fellowship has been established by the London Transport Museum, where Saye was working on the Young Freelancers learning team at the time of her death in the Grenfell Tower fire. The deadline for applications is 5 August.
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