Learning: Creative people and Places.
Creative Barking and Dagenham is an action research project and is one of 21 projects across England as part of the Creative People and Places programme.
Our learning feeds into the evaluation and reporting of the wider CPP programme, find out more here.
We continues to share our experiences and learning at national conferences, most recently at No Boundaries, as well as through training days.
Cultural Connectors - Case Studies
We have interviewed some of our Cultural Connectors to find out more about their experiences, opinions and how they feel they have benefited from being part of the Cultural Connectors network.
I’ve made new contacts and now I make the first move, rather than waiting for people to come to me.’ Anita Adeshina
‘CBD has given the borough a real foundation and identity, as well as a cohesiveness..’ Farrah Idris
‘CBD has allowed me to meet more people in the art industry and also made me realise there are a lot of creative people in the borough.’ Hajara Nassimba
‘It’s given people momentum to take action. It’s putting a light on Barking & Dagenham’ Jaha Browne
‘CBD has really transformed the image of Barking and Dagenham.’ Karen Abaka-Wood
‘The Cultural Connectors experience has been eye-opening and inspiring’ Katie Bracher
‘They believed in me and trusted me and gave me the opportunity, so it gives me an insight that yes, I can do these types of things.’ Khushnood Ahmed
‘It’s a spark, a catalyst. We’ve got well over 100 Cultural Connectors now and if we can grow that, we can use that as a political resource with getting the arts supported.’ Robin Dixon