In early November we're asking members and friends of CHARTS to share their stories and experiences of the ways in which arts, culture and heritage contribute to island life.
We have two online events to register for:
Island Life Webinar - 17 November (7-8.30pm)
A free-to-access webinar sharing stories and experiences of ways in which arts, culture and heritage contribute to island life from individual practitioners and festivals from Bute and Jura. From Bute, we shall be hearing from artist and illustrator, Ruth Slater, and chairperson for Bute Fest, Hazel Mulholland. From Jura, we shall be hearing from artist, Amy Dunnachie, and Joan Moran, co-founder of Jura Music Festival. Sound of Jura musician and producer, Giles Perring, and stitcher, textile artist and chair of Isle of Bute Artist Collective, Alison Clarke, will also be joining for a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges with Island Life. Register here.
Island Life Workshop - 19 November (7-9pm)
Explore ways of nourishing culture, heritage and arts in the islands of Argyll and Bute. We’ll share examples of inspiring projects and approaches, then invite you to share your ideas and make new connections, supported by Sound of Jura musician and producer, Giles Perring, and stitcher, textile artist and chair of Isle of Bute Artist Collective, Alison Clarke. Register here.
Participation in these events, or Dr Michael Pierre Johnson’s Mapping Your Creative Growth workshop, is a preferred requirement for submitted proposals to our Place Makers: Micro-cluster Networks fund of £5,500 available for each of three creative, ‘place making’ collaborations across Argyll & Isles.
Who’s making all this happen?
CHARTS is working with The Glasgow School of Art’s Innovation School, supported by Creative Scotland’s Create:Networks fund, to explore with our members what they and local places need to survive and thrive.
This engagement forms part of the ‘Micro-Cluster Networks’ project, which will provide funds and expert support to local creative and cultural collaborations, or ‘micro-clusters’, to deliver projects for places and communities in the region.