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Monday, 28 November 2011

Additional Funding from Arts Council England

The Building Exploratory has been awarded a £5,000 grant from the Arts Council to further develop creative arts practice with older people. The grant will allow us to create a pool of artists who are trained to work with older people with reduced mobility, hearing or visual impairments and mental health issues. 

During this project we will commission the artists to develop and deliver creative activities to enable these more vulnerable older people to explore and engage with buildings and public spaces. The project will act as a test bed for developing stimulating and multi-sensory creative experiences which will allow older people who may otherwise face difficulties in participating, to take part and engage creatively with architecture.

We are currently looking for artists to get involved in the programme. For more information please email karen@buildingexploratory.org.uk

Monday, 21 November 2011

Research Volunteers Needed

Investigate the History and Development of High Street 2012

The Building Exploratory is offering a fantastic research training and development opportunity for new volunteers as part of our new Peoples Panorama Project.

The Peoples Panorama Project aims to work with a group of committed volunteers to discover the history and hidden stories of the buildings along High Street 2012 – the 6km road that links the City of London to Stratford and the Olympic Park.

Volunteers will use a range of resources as well as their experiences of visiting ‘High Street 2012’, to compile a detailed history of the development of this important high street, from its Roman origins to the present day. This research will be combined with a photographic panorama of the entire road, to form a major online resource.

Volunteers will receive comprehensive training in the skills they need to undertake their tasks, as well as full support and regular meetings from the Building Exploratory’s learning team.

If you would like to volunteer for the Peoples Panorama Project, please email Lizzie Edwards at projects@buildingexploratory.org.uk
, for an application form and more details about the project.