The School of Abolition

The School of Abolition is a year-long action research project that uses contemporary art and activism to challenge Scotland’s prison industrial complex and the ways in which we respond to harm and crime without resorting to further policing or imprisonment.

Warp & Weft

Warp & Weft explores consciousness, and ways of understanding experiences of distress as they occur within our social and systemic contexts. It looks at what gets called ‘mental health’, also at trauma in a broad sense, and considers approaches to foster liberatory personal and collective transformation.

The Class Work Project

The Class Work Project is a workers co-operative focusing on class stigma and marginalisation. We centre the knowledge and experiences of poor and working-class people by publishing our quarterly journal Lumpen, and delivering workshops on class. We also work to create opportunities for the redistribution of resources within social movements.

Becoming British

Becoming British is a performative exhibition that seeks to interrogate processes of ‘Becoming’ and help audiences explore their own experience of nationality. Centering the voices of migrant artists and community members it will educate, entertain and inform – building towards a documentary performance piece to be toured in 2022.

Young Identity

Young Identity (YI) is a Manchester-based literature and performance arts charity creating opportunities for young people at risk of excellence.
We believe the arts transform lives, our mission is to develop literacy, critical thinking and creative skills in young people through the dynamism of our innovative programme, we nurture the talent of tomorrow.

Drawing as Stimming

Drawing as stimming looks to create a time where stimming can happen, through drawing and in response to artworks in the gallery setting, or online in response to art collections. Drawing as Stimming seeks to explore how drawing and mark making can support non-verbal interpretation of artworks, whilst also enabling safe spaces to stimm.

Lancaster Black History Group

Lancaster Black History is a new grassroots community group of local residents working to fight racism through education. We are currently working on a research project with local communities to trace the history and links that seven prominent local families appear to have had with either the triangular transatlantic slave trade or bilateral trade with the plantations. Seven groups including schools, university students, voluntary organisations, community and faith groups will be producing community stories and learning relating to seven family trees in a way that allows local people to work together to face the past, and in doing so transform the future.

Don’t Google It

Don’t Google It is a digital channel which commissions all kinds of people to make episodes about the world we live in. Launching in February 2021, Don’t Google It will release a new series every two months. Don’t Google It began via conversations between thinkers, activists, artists and producers across the UK. This initial phase […]

9ft in Common

An investigation about ownership, access, disruption and place. 9ft in Common uncovers the complexities and shares the possibilities of an infrastructure of urban alleyways, Belfast’s wild and liminal spaces. 9ft in Common is developed across the disciplines of art and architecture by Amberlea Neely (Starling Start) and Aisling Rusk (Studio Idir).

Street Goat

Street Goat’s mission is to develop a network of small community projects in which local people collectively manage and care for livestock in urban areas, to produce milk and meat. We aim to increase access to sustainable and healthy animal food products reared locally on overgrown and unusable urban land.

WorldWild

WorldWild reconnects people with landscapes through wild food. We do this by producing audio-visual and written content to educate people about the possibilities of a wilder world, to challenge existing food systems, and propose ways wild food can engage people in inter-species, life-sustaining ways to the places they inhabit.

Gentle/Radical

Gentle/Radical is an artist-run socially engaged project, centering healing and social justice, decolonial practice, and non-extractivist engagement. How power works, how it’s historically been organised, and how we transform this – is the starting point for what we do. Intersectional and cross-disciplinary, we curate, collaborate and build projects via cultural praxis that seek to make the marginal, our mainstream.

St Werburghs City Farm

The local and global picture has vastly changed since the Farm emerged in 1980. We need to radically rethink how we engage with our communities, with the land and with our food whilst addressing the Climate Emergency; the importance of equitable access and connection to nature; and dismantling the barriers to engagement faced by people that experience racism. Ultimately, we wish to redefine our vision so that it is fit for a future we want to be part of; an inclusive, accessible and regenerative urban agricultural space.

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