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Art Addict in 2014 embarked on a new stand of activity - community based projects. These have developed into a critical aspect of Art Addict’s business activities where we running community arts projects and workshops in textiles, painting, embroidery, ceramics, as well as workshops on art history, art theory and curating. Below are details of some of the projects we have been involved in -

Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing (S4S)

AHRC funded project ran by Wolverhampton University and The University of Exeter which aims to design a sensibility for sustainable clothing through a partnership of community spaces, consultants, project participants, video-makers and academics.

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We'll Meet Again

Funded by Heritage Lottery and organised by the Hive Shrewsbury, this project worked with residents of care homes to collect memories and create art in response to WW2.

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Young Adult Carers

Funded by the Home Office and managed by the Hive Shrewsbury, this project worked with young people who were carers for a family member. Many of the participants suffered from depression and chronic social anxiety but through arts workshops we worked with these young adults to build confidence, improve skills and find opportunities for career development.

Pack Up Your Troubles

Pack up Your Troubles – funded by The Big Lottery Fund, Severn Side Housing and The Hive Shrewsbury this project worked with residents of care homes to talk about, share stories and create art in response to WW1.

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Sutton Farm Community Project

A year-long community engagement project funded by Shropshire Council Community Fund to work with vulnerable community members to tackle social isolation through weekly accessible arts workshops.

Create-Connect

Funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund and managed by the Hive Shrewsbury, this project worked with children whose parents were serving members of the Army and Royal Air Force to provide opportunities to take part in arts and music workshops. These workshops saw over 50 children attending weekly.

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Young Curators

This project, which was ran by The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and funded by Arts Council England, worked with young people to teach them about curating, museums, collection management and then to put this into practice via publicly facing projects. The main outcome was major exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery of contemporary art that was selected from the world-class private collection of Frank Cohen.

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