Joanne and her artists are currently starting work on this year’s multimedia art programme with the following groups:
Omagh Youth Centre provides educational and recreational activities to support and encourage young people to maximise their potential in their personal and social development. The Centre is used by many in the community including schools, community groups and drop-in users. A film-making project will help to engage young people from the ethnic community and also the young people from the area in a new and exciting way.
Rathgill Community Association aim to have a community that is confident, caring, educated and healthy. They want to create a safe neighbourhood that residents can be proud of. A group of approximately ten young people aged 15 to 18 years old will be working with a new facilitator on board, Erika Reid. Through working in clay animation they will be looking into anti social behaviour. Each group member will be able to create a clay figure that represents themselves and produce a short animated film around the relevant issues.
Markets Community Centre promotes the social, recreational and educational development of individuals and families in the Markets area. This is a very diverse and multi-cultural Sure Start group with over 30 parents and babies in total! The group will be using various art forms and taster sessions to explore different cultures and develop appreciation of the group’s diversity.
Marrowbone Community Association aims to benefit the inhabitants of the Marrowbone area. They run many groups and activities for all ages. We are currently developing an intergenerational film-making project. Through this programme the group will explore generational differences and perceptions of one another and what it’s like for both the young and old living in the area. This will be an exciting film that aims to bridge the gap between the young and old in the community.
RiverRow Creative Arts Centre use the arts as a tool for community development and to promote the wealth of talent that exists in the Omagh area. Community Arts Partnership will be joining them on this mission through delivering a film-making workshop. The organisation have made several online videos but wish to learn new skills to develop and enhance these to a more professional standard. They are currently in rehearsals for a big theatre production in November so once the new years comes they will be ready for action as the workshops will be getting on the way!
Donegall Pass Community Centre serves the needs of the local community by providing a wide range of activities and facilities including social, educational and recreational development of communities of inner South Belfast. This programme is still in the development stage for the group…..watch this space!