Connecting Communities

 

Faceless Arts is committed to providing access to the arts for those less well served and delivering high quality arts projects in rural areas and hard to reach places and communities.  

 

We have delivered four Arts Council England's Strategic Tours and continue to be commissioned by organisations to improve their community engagement.

Outcomes

  • Access to the arts for those less well served

  • Arts in rural and hard to reach places

  • Skills and confidence

  • First time arts experiences

  • (Re)Building local communities

  • (Re)Energising local communities

  • Signposting to local cultural offer

  • Bringing families together creatively

  • Exploring heritage to create a sense of ownership, identity, belonging

  • Connecting neighbouring communities

  • Connecting generations

  • Positive profile for “hidden” communities

  • Celebrating uniqueness of people and place

  • Redefining public space as places for social gathering and cultural activity

Past Projects

In 2012 we launched our Wakefield Outdoor Arts Reach Project which aimed to increase access to professional arts experiences for local and community event planners in the Wakefield District.

 

We then completed the Empty Square Project in 2013 which involved touring our Follow the Diversion show and associated community event to 6 communties along the M62 corridor in East Yorkshire, including performances at Pontefract Castle and Goole Waterways Museum. A book about our adventures was collated and can be viewed at Faceless Arts Base in Wakefield. We hope it will be available online shortly.

 

Follow the Diversion in 2014 took us to Elloughton cum Brough, Barlby & Osgodby, Cowick and Thorne and Moorends where we completed the project in February 2015.

 

In 2015 we expanded our model to Follow the Dearne, with participants from and performances at Worsborough Mill, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Mexborough, Darfield, Wombwell and Cannon Hall in Barnsley.

 

For more information or to see how we can help you please contact Bev or Charlie at Faceless Arts.

 

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Follow the Dicersby Faceless Arts photo by Amanda Crowther