How Art Projects can Enhance a Community

How Art Projects can Enhance a Community

A struggling community can often feel like a sinking a ship, a town, a district or a village that just doesn’t seem to inspire anybody living there. It can be a real drag living in an area like this. Odds are there have been several times you’ve thought to yourself about how you could make where you live a better place. Maybe you’ve even tried things yourself that haven’t worked?…

The World’s Best Street Art

The World’s Best Street Art

In this modern age our cities and urban areas are filled with towering buildings and other living spaces packed in together tightly. Often though these suffer from quickly looking dated, grubby or suffer from a lack of upkeep and funds in the area. This can be a real issue for communities as these grim surrounding can be major mood killers, even helping to fuel depression and anxiety. If we aren’t…

Introducing Art into Your Community – Part 3

Introducing Art into Your Community – Part 3

Power to the People I know I’ve been very clear about keeping in touch with the council and the local authorities and for the most part it will help out your project plenty, however sometimes you may want to bring people together because you aren’t happy about the way things are run. Art can be a great way to get across a point, when protesting just doesn’t seem to work…

Introducing Art into Your Community – Part 2

Introducing Art into Your Community – Part 2

You can work together across buildings to create huge sweeping works of art or simply work on your own areas. Again, it is crucial that you get permission from the building owners before you crack out the spray paint, vandalism is a serious crime and a fineable offence. It doesn’t have to be a permanent design though, there are some artists that create temporary street art by using water-based paints…

Introducing Art into Your Community – Part 1

Introducing Art into Your Community – Part 1

If you live in a bustling capital or a popular second city it’s likely that you’ll be able to find community arts projects in your area with relative ease. For everyone else however you might find the closest art project can seem like a world away. Community projects are important, they can help bring people together whilst also bringing life to your local area. They add character to the world…

7 Inspirational Community Arts Projects – Part 2

7 Inspirational Community Arts Projects – Part 2

CONS Project Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA The project, established by Converse Inc., is No.2 in a charitable series of arts projects that the clothing brand designed with the purpose of supporting a new generation of artists should through art, music, sport, and style. The first project was developed in 2013 in Brooklyn and offers an opportunity to local youth through such local projects as “How to Record Rock…

Trafalgar Squares Forth Plinth Art Project

Trafalgar Squares Forth Plinth Art Project

London is perhaps one of the most famous cities in the entire world. Tourists flock to it from all over the world. It’s a place filled with history, stories of gruesome murderers, tales of past kings and queens, great fires and so many fantastic works of fiction from people like Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and J. K. Rowling that have helped bring a certain magic to the place…

7 Inspirational Community Arts Projects – Part 1

7 Inspirational Community Arts Projects – Part 1

Being involved in community projects can be a fulfilling experience for social workers. For some, that is especially the case when the projects are art-related. A community arts project involves numerous media with the aim often being a means to promote conversation within a group. Many such projects are dreamed up and established in conjunction with professional creatives. A number of the projects that make up this list provide both…

Crowdfunding for the Arts – Part 2

Crowdfunding for the Arts – Part 2

Number crunching It’s free to start a campaign on each of these platforms. There are fees attaches for each, too, however. It can get complicated at this point. At just 4%, IndieGoGo’s fees were an industry-low. That’s if you’re successful with your project. If you were unsuccessful, however, that fee climbs to 9%. This potential increase was designed to motivate you to get behind your campaign. Now it’s a flat…

Crowdfunding for the Arts – Part 1

Crowdfunding for the Arts – Part 1

If one of your resolutions this year was to finally go ahead and complete that arts project but lack of funds remains an issue, it may be time to give some thought to crowdfunding as a potential route. Here we’ll look at two of the more popular crowdfunding resources available to you, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Thanks to social media, crowdfunding has been made both…