ArtReach developed the concept for Dress the World and successfully achieved Stories of the World status for this collaborative exhibition programme running March to September 2012.
In 2009 ArtReach worked with MLA and East Midlands Museum Services to create a proposal for a potential Stories of the World project for the region. The outcome is a collaborative programme of exhibitions in Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham – Suits and Saris, The World at Your Feet and Living in Silk, together branded as Dress the World (www.dresstheworld.co.uk). ArtReach is coordinating the collaboration, which together explores the impact of global exchanges on the fashion industry in the East Midlands. The work includes fundraising and developing joint regional and national marketing activity.
Dress the World is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World, which presents exciting new museum exhibitions across the UK, created by young people. Stories of the World is led by Arts Council England in partnership with London 2012.