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Aiming for: Greater collaboration, opportunities and resources for great creative arts in Greater Shankill able to report activities to those who have limited or no access to internet facilities. •

There is creative talent on the Shankill. There is confidence and character that is particular to this community – but I feel that this is not well publicised.

Any project that would provide advocacy for arts activity to a much wider audience would be welcomed.

Arts work in the Shankill, to be successful, would rely heavily on the community for support and for continuous renewal.

I don’t have to look hard for programming: I am frequently approached with proposals for our exhibition space. This gives a diverse offering and supports a number of local initiatives.

The cross community project will culminate in an exhibition. Sessions are facilitated by artists in two schools. Pupils have currently finished model-making and creative writing with a poet. The pupils are developing new skills, learning about their surrounding and history and interacting together.

Creativity and exploration for the sake of it alone is valid enough. More of this would be a big blessing. Everything doesn’t have to be focused on solely on big goals.

I am preparing for an outdoor exhibition in August. February & March are full of drawings, reading texts, experimentation and contemplation.

I dedicate each Friday afternoon to ‘play’, trying out new art techniques.

As a studio collective, we have regular conversations concerning what we have learnt as individuals and as a group about our local area.

As a practitioner, I would like to have Fine Art representation of the Shankill Road – and a collective. Report on SHANKILL ARTS MAP (SAM) project. th Contact: David Boyd Beat Carnival 11-47 Boyd Street Belfast BT13 2GU Report: 6 June 2016

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Shankil Arts Map - Project Report  

Greater Shankill arts mapping exercise undertaken by Beat Carnival through a programme of creative arts and community consultation over Febr...

Shankil Arts Map - Project Report  

Greater Shankill arts mapping exercise undertaken by Beat Carnival through a programme of creative arts and community consultation over Febr...

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