Arts organisation Creative Arts North Staffs received funding from Staffordshire County Council to run an intergenerational arts project in Newcastle under Lyme aimed at groups of young people and a group of older people from a residential care complex (Mill Rise Village).
This project encouraged experimentation with a wide selection of art forms, which was then exhibited to a wider audience.
The project,entitled ‘Intercom’, explored the theme of ‘Things to do’. This was a way of breaking down barriers between the different age groups and challenging perceptions of each other, by involving them in discussion about their pastimes, games and hobbies and comparing their similarities and differences.
It provided a tool for them to learn, not only new skills and about various art forms, but also increase social interaction between the age groups and develop knowledge of pastimes, games and hobbies past and present.
Community Arts Funding
The Community Arts Fund which helped this project turn from paper to a reality, is available to anyone who wants to set up a project, activity or event in their community. More details area available at our dedicated website.