Making extraordinary art in Corby

Last year we told you about how we were looking for communities in Corby to help create extraordinary art – and we thought you’d like an update on how the projects are going.

Giving local people the ability to make decisions about our activities has been a vital part of the Made in Corby programme from the very beginning and we’re currently working with a range of community panels to continue this. Panels meet together, along with Made in Corby staff and an expert artistic mentor, to decide what their project will look like and then recruit an artist to work with local people to create something extraordinary. Panel members also connect with local groups and communities to gain a wider range of views to feed into each project.

In their first meetings the panels have been discussing what art activities currently happen in their community, what spaces they would like to animate, which art form they want to focus on and what themes they would like to explore. The possibilities are endless and we’re excited to see what our panels come up with!

So far we’ve been meeting with a panel in Oakley Vale, who are exploring the options for placing sculpture and other art around the estate and we’re working with a group of adults with learning disabilities who want to combine film, sound and light into an arts experience.

Alongside the KHL Big Local Partnership we are currently recruiting panel members for an arts festival in Kingswood and Hazel Leys, and we’re about to start looking for people who regularly use East Carlton Park to join the panel for a project in the park.

If you want to be involved email helen@madeincorby.co.uk or call the office on 01536 267895.

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