Bishopston, Cotham & Redland
We are delighted to announce that our Bishopston, Cotham & Redland Winner is – ‘Green Treasure Hunt’ by Chrissie Decker
This is a fun active travel project that will create 5 ‘pocket plazas’ that illustrate the 5 green capital themes. Installations will link up green projects in the area creatively and will challenge participants to find miniature installation ‘green treasures’.
Full details about the commissions can be found here: www.bristol2015.co.uk/news/nap-6winningbriefs
What will a neighbourhood arts project look like for Bishopston, Cotham & Redland?
- The project has been shaped from what we heard from individual residents, community groups and local businesses.
What’s happened so far?
Since September 2014 we’ve been consulting people living in the neighbourhood area to find out:
- what issues need addressing in terms of the green agenda
- particular areas that would be great to have an arts project
- specific community groups or members of the community an artist, maker or facilitator should work with – ie schools, unemployed or older people
How have we engaged with this area? Well, we’ve…
- talked at the neighbourhood partnership and local forum meetings
- been working closely with Bristol City Council’s Neighbourhood & Community Development teams
- met with community leaders, groups and individuals
- been busy on social media
- left flyers in community buildings
- held a public consultation meeting on the 15th January on Whiteladies Road
- held a Creative Brainstorming drop in session on Saturday 7th March for artists to talk to the NAP team
What are the next steps?
The artist/maker or facilitators brief has been publicised for 6 weeks. The commission is for £10,000 which includes all project fees, materials & expenses, although volunteers may be provided to assist on the project. See the brief below:
“I’m a creative Bristolian and I’d like to get involved.”
Watch out for further creative briefs for other areas.
- Register your details with us
Want to know more? Feel you could volunteer?
Get in touch – [email protected]