Street Level are delighted to have been awarded funding to support four Community based Artist residencies across Govanhill and the Gorbals and a further two artist posts based at Street Level's base in Trongate 103.
Creative Scotland with Scottish Government emergency COVID-19 funds, launched the Culture Collective pilot programme to support creative practitioners, organisations and communities to work together across Scotland to help shape the future of local cultural life, support cultural recovery in local communities,bringing new thinking and collaboration to make a positive difference in people's lives and environments in response to the pandemic.
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "Culture is more important than ever to Scotland’s collective wellbeing and prosperity, and the last year has shown us how integral communities are to our sense of identity and purpose. The Culture Collective will help to create a positive difference in communities across Scotland, supporting them to respond creatively to the challenges posed by COVID-19.”
Street Level's community artists will co-create opportunities for people to engage with a creative photography programme, starting in the summer of 2021 and running for 12 months. Under the umbrella theme of the pandemic’s impact on people's lives, we aim to celebrate people’s resilience, amplify grassroots work, whilst supporting people to explore creative ways to visualise their experiences and share their stories. Skill sharing and training will be central to the community-based residencies, enabling participants to be co-authors in the narratives as they develop.
All activities will be delivered in line with the ongoing COVID guidelines, keeping everyone safe whilst also connected.
More information and opportunities on how to get involved will be realised as the project develops over the coming months.