We are delighted to be working with Battersea Arts Centre - BAC on a brand new project called Moving Roots Touring Network.
Moving Roots will take place over three years and we will be working alongside some fabulous producers in Peterborough, Medway, Blackburn and East Cardiff, to deliver co-created projects to generate positive social changes. The co-created projects will have live performance at their heart and will be a vehicle for local people to engage with their communities’ most pressing needs.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗖𝗼-𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗜 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝘀𝗸? Co-creation seeks to push beyond the narrow model of participation that asks people to “come and join in with what we do,” and instead champions a model which invites people to “come and create.” Co-creation delegates leadership to participants and invites a wider range of voices, encouraging dialogue that continues beyond the immediate life of the project itself. It challenges old hierarchies in which the arts can be seen as the authority, and community members as learners or beneficiaries, instead giving individuals agency to shape the project, with the cultural partner acting as the facilitator to help them achieve their vision. In order for the work of national companies to have more resonance with communities, we believe that it needs to be co-created with, or led by, those communities.
Watch this space for ways to get involved : ) Becky