ArtReach is working on an exciting new two-year project to deliver a programme of Arts & Heritage activity in a beautiful Grade 1 listed disused church (All Saints Church) in the heart of Leicester. It’s looking for people to work collaboratively in developing projects and ideas for the space, particularly across the following roles:
- Local historians / heritage facilitators
- Heritage Research Volunteers
- Artists (any artform)
- Creative Writers
- Set Designers
- Theatre Directors
- Arts / Event Managers
This is general call out to create pool of interested collaborators. We expect a number of freelance and volunteer opportunities over the next 2 years.
Please register your interest by sending a brief summary of your experience and any specific interests within the project to firstname.lastname@example.org
ArtReach has secured a two-year lease from Churches Conservation Trust to turn the currently disused All Saints Church into a thriving cultural venue in the heart of Leicester, to give young people and diverse communities more access to great art, and to develop emerging artists, giving them opportunities to connect with new audiences.
Immediate Projects With confirmed support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, ArtReach will deliver a project to explore the heritage of All Saints Church, the building and its contents, as well as the history of the immediate area. Working with a Heritage Research specialist and a team of local volunteers the project will see the creation of a heritage booklet of local stories and histories, a sound installation and a new piece of community theatre, all responding to and exploring the rich history of the building.
The second project entitled Sanctuaries: exploring the history of safe spaces, also supported by Heritage Lottery Fund through the national Kick the Dust programme and Y Heritage (through Leicester YMCA), will offer young people the opportunity to create an immersive installation in All Saints Church as part of Refugee Week 2019.
The young participants will work with an artist and a director to design and deliver installations representing their own safe spaces which will be animated by live performance, audio and video. Future Projects ArtReach is currently developing a mixed model usage for the space, as part of which it will need to test ideas and projects. If you would like to suggest or discuss an idea please get in touch with email@example.com in the first instance.