Monday, 30 November 2009
The Building Exploratory is delighted to have received one of seven awards made by Arts Council England, London, for developing work with older people. In partnership with Cubitt Gallery and Studios, the Building Exploratory will undertake an action research project to facilitate a skills exchange to benefit our older audiences. The Building Exploratory's established group of over 55s, the Senior Bees (Building Exploratory Explorers), currently participate in an active programme focussing on the local built environment, its heritage, architecture and public spaces. The funding from Arts Council England will allow the Building Exploratory to develop the participation of the group more actively in arts activities, building upon their current interest in the arts as observers and audience members. The project will take place during 2010 across both venues and out in the the local built environment of Hackney and Islington.