We’re interested in how to build a stronger community. So rather than look at what’s missing, we’ll start by looking at our community’s strengths.
Working in partnership with MindSpace Stamford, our community engagement team are chatting with local residents about where they make connections – which are vital for positive mental health and underpin a cohesive community. If we can understand where connections exist and how they happen, we can make the ‘assets’ that facilitate them sustainable and resilient, drawing a network together.
Kelly Barfoot is our Artist in Residence on the project and will be exploring the research and using it to inspire new work during a residency in the gallery at Stamford Arts Centre from July 7th to Aug 3rd.
We’re running free workshops for the community throughout July, details will be published on our Facebook page @ArtPopUpUK
We’ll also be publishing a research report along with Kelly’s work and organising events to celebrate these connections points.