Programme Changes due to COVID-19 virus
We are delighted to share that our new project ‘A Necklace of Stars’ is now open to older adults aged 65+ from across Derbyshire. To combat isolation, whilst remaining safe, we are offering creative activities via the post, internet and phone.
Sadly our project ‘A Book of Ours’ at The Booth Centre, Manchester, working with people with experience of homelessness, is on hold due to Covid-19. We are currently investigating new ways we can work creatively together, with some of the most vulnerable people in our society. We wish everyone well during this time of uncertainty.
Our first global project ‘Here Comes the Sun’ has just launched. As a creative response to Covid 19, we are inviting contributions from around the world to make a new quilt, and to write short poetic texts, via the post.
arthur+martha is an experimental arts organisation based in the UK. Our aim is to help people find their creative voice, building confidence, self esteem, self worth, through art and writing. We work with older people, people living with dementia, homeless people.
Being heard is a human necessity that can get forgotten in a hectic care home, or busy world. We bring attention to the visions and words of people who are sometimes lost in the corners.
Since 2007, Davenport and Blackburn have co-directed and delivered all projects for arthur+martha CIC, taking joint responsibility for managerial decisions. They devise, design, project manage, liaise and work with host venues, partners, volunteers, manage budgets, deliver projects, create bespoke promotional materials, evaluate and write appropriate reports. They work with a team of guest writers, artists, designer makers, students and invaluable volunteers. In the last year the team has included: Singer songwriter Matt Hill (The Quiet Loner) artist Jeni McConnell artist and poet Johnny Woodhams and artist Melanie Miller.
arthur+martha is a Community Interest Company (CIC) registered 11th June 2007, company number 6275774.
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Report on arthur+martha projects 2015-16