STOKE-ON-TRENT
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ARTS PROJECT : CREATIVE APPROACHES TO LOCAL ISSUES


IN ORDER to explore and demonstrate creative responses to local issues, the Community Facilitation Team developed this project with The Public, an award-winning community arts organisation. In each of ten community forum areas a small-scale pilot arts project was undertaken.

Community Facilitation is part of the Directorate of Regeneration and Community. This is a new approach to the delivery of public services. The City has been divided up into ten areas, each covering two electoral wards that represent up to 25,000 residents. Within each area a Community Facilitator is working with the local Area Community Forum to bring people together, find out what's happening and understand what local people feel is important to them. This enables them to not only share information but also to identify and prioritise areas for improvement.

The project was also supported by the City's Community Arts Service, and the Participation & Voluntary Practice Unit at Staffordshire University.

The project was funded by Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency established to act as a strategic driver for sustainable economic development in the West Midlands.



A free full-colour publication was produced:-

A PDF version of the publication can be downloaded from Creative Stoke.  Size: 4.2MB.

 A printed copy can be obtained from the Community Facilitation team by contacting:

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Community Facilitation Service.
Andrew Powell, Community Renewal Manager.
Hanley Town Hall,
Albion Street,
Stoke-on-Trent.
ST1 1QL

[t] 01782 233081
[e] community@stoke.gov.uk


Also available is Creative Stoke's report on the project's public showcase day at the King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, on March 30th 2004.




THANK YOU TO:

Commissioned artists: Cultural Sisters, Emily Clay, Mark Wood, Andy Biggs, Glassball Art Projects, Julia Foster, Si Waites & Torben Frank (Planet Sound).

Community Facilitation Service & the Community Facilitation Service Co-ordinator: Janet Gittins.
Project Co-ordination: The Public.
Local Project Co-ordinator: Clair Birkett.
Documentary Photographer: Dave Haden.
Additional Documentation: The Public, Mark Wood.
Community Arts Service Team: Paul Bailey.
Artist Selection Panel: The Public, Community Arts Service, Creative Stoke, Participation & Voluntary Practice Unit at Staffordshire University.

All community groups, individuals, venues, local councillors and Community Network members from across the city who have been involved.

BBC Radio Stoke and The Sentinel newspaper for their media coverage of the artists & groups.




FURTHER INFORMATION:

For more information about the project, contact:-

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Community Facilitation Service.
Andrew Powell, Community Renewal Manager.
Hanley Town Hall,
Albion Street,
Stoke-on-Trent.
ST1 1QL

[t] 01782 233081
[e] community@stoke.gov.uk

Community Arts Service.
Paul Bailey, Arts & Events,
Alton House, Cromer Road,
Northwood,
Stoke-on-Trent.
ST1 6XA

[t] 01782 232542
[e] paulbailey@civic2.stoke.gov.uk


 
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CULTURAL SISTERS: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
Meir Park & Sandon / Weston & Meir North.

EMILY CLAY: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
Bentilee & Townsend / Berryhill & Hanley East.

TORBEN FRANCK & SI WAITES (Planet Sound):
Burslem North & Tunstall. [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]

MARK WOOD: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
Hanley West & Shelton / Hartshill & Penkhull.



JULIA FOSTER: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
Fenton & Longton North.

GLASSBALL ARTS PROJECTS:
Blurton & Longton South. [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]



MARK WOOD: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
Chell & Packmoor / Norton & Bradeley.



ANDY BIGGS: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
Burslem South / Northwood & Birches Head.





CULTURAL SISTERS: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
Stoke & Trent Vale, Trentham & Hanford.

EMILY CLAY: [ PROJECT INFORMATION... ]
East Valley & Abbey Green.

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