SHED has resourced a community facilitator, Francis Dawson, who will help to connect and foster the diverse partnerships and friendships which have emerged over the course of several years of conversation, reflection, and action in Morecambe Bay. From this grounded movement a core group of around 35 has committed to support and care for one another, further strengthen our community and networks, support the initiatives which are already under way, and discover and encourage prototype initiatives.
Existing initiatives include a number of projects in the areas of sustainable food futures and climate resilience, in which the Eden education project has been a valued partner. The group works across the spheres of the personal, social, economic, political, and ecological life of the Bay region. Guiding principles are that initiatives should be personalist, fully inclusive, and ‘bottom up’ rather than ‘top down’. We work alongside the Poverty Truth Commission in seeking to instantiate these principles within our practices. Another area of partnership is with Sociology Department researchers at Lancaster University, where the Social Action Research Group will engage complementary academic research alongside a commitment to practical activism.
The NewBridge Project is an active artist-led community that supports artists, curators and local communities. NewBridge produces a public programme that is responsive to the environment in which it exists, and that places community-centred, experimental, collaborative and socially conscious programming at its heart.
SHIFT is a digital platform that undertakes research and conversations with UK based learning disabled and neurodivergent artists about where and how their works are placed, showcased, and written about. The accessible films showcase eight artists and their practices, alongside important conversations with these artists, hearing their opinions.
The project and concept of RADMIN emerged out of an email conversation about
laminating at Bristol's Cube Cinema. It has since taken on a life of its own.
Its radical yet delicate proposal is to reconsider administration not just as an infernal condition of life but also a site for action and intervention, dark
arts, wild experiments and meaningful work.
Hopeful Solidarities is a collaboration between three writer-teacher-activists and community organisations we are part of in Brighton and Hove. In times of multiple intersecting crises, ranging from struggles for daily survival in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the spiralling cost of living, climate change and the racist legacies of European colonialism, we explore and work alongside islands of hope. We engage with members of our community organisations, listening to people’s reflections on their own stories in the light of the present moment, and seek to build on emergent solidarities through everyday, practical and creative work including writing, film, photography, food and music.
Founded in 2015, Idle Women is an arts and social justice project that creates vibrant and adventurous spaces with women in places where they are least imagined. Based and working in the North West our collaborative work combines site-specificity, sculpture, performance, cross sector partnerships and research.
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