Momentum Arts and Engaging Communities
We work closely with individuals and communities to design and deliver arts projects that encourage participation in creative activities.
A quick summary.
We use creative arts projects to explore and celebrate our communities, multicultural landscape, heritage and the experience of the individual. We aspire to stimulate ongoing dialogue to encourage greater understanding and community cohesion.
A little more detail.
Momentum Arts believe in celebrating the experience of individuals and diverse communities by involving them in projects that examine and reflect on the vast cultural heritage of the UK. We use creative tools such as film-making and reminiscence and have worked with artists and community groups to create a rich cache of research and learning resources that champion the experiences of people and diverse communities.
Some more information about our projects and the experiences of those who have taken part.
The Untold Stories project sought to dispel commonly held myths about Cambridgeshire through exploring its diverse and multicultural landscape. This included artists working alongside individuals and community groups on a reminiscence project who recorded stories which illustrated the experiences of local people. Many more stories were published in Cambridge Untold, a magazine which focused on the encounters of traders from Cambridge’s ethnically diverse Mill Road community.
Our Southend Untold project included training young people in film-making techniques, enabling them to interview residents of the once troubled area of Cluny Square. The outcomes of this intergenerational project were vast and initiated the community coming together to reflect on their perceptions of the place they call home.
“I’ve learnt not to judge people just from looking at them.”
Participant,Southend Untold Project.
“Very worthwhile… It must be retained in the town as a central part of our cultural offering.”
Councillor Derek Jarvis, Southend Borough Council.
“I hadn’t had any experience of young people before as I don’t have kids. They weren’t what I expected. I have now decided that I would like to maybe be a mentor for young people.”
Resident, Cluny Square, Southend.
Momentum Arts works with a variety of partners and sponsors. If you are interested in attending one of our courses or collaborating with us on a potential project please get in touch. Perhaps you would like to sponsor a project or simply spread the word. Any donation will help us continue our charitable work and is gratefully received. You can donate via the front page of the Momentum Arts website.
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Momentum Arts, Bolton’s Warehouse, 23 Tenison Road, Cambridge, CB1 2DG + 44 (0)1223 500202
Charity number: 1048316.
Nancy Hogg, 26/09/2011