Following on from the success of the Landmark Commissions, for the second Phase of CBD we have developed the Partnership Programme. This new approach is about encouraging and inviting partnership and co-production models for developing and supporting new creative projects and high quality arts events in the borough.
We aim to welcome and respond to requests for arts partnerships at all stages of CBD as well as introduce arts organisations and partners to the decision making process of local people, our Cultural Connectors. Please take a look here for more information on the programme and contact us if you would like to discuss your idea and have the opportunity to pitch to our panel.
We will be sharing the next dates for the 2018 Partnership Panels in the new year.
Sharlene Carter: 'My Journey' R&D
We are very excited to be supporting Sharlene Carter in the first phase of Research & Development for her Theatre and Dance piece. Exploring the journey of her mother, who following a critical car crash has a severe disability. Sharlene will work towards the creation of a hip hop theatre piece that politically addresses the stigmatizaton around physical and verbal disability.
Saturday 16th to Monday 18th September 2017
Kinetika’s Silk River project connects the Thames in London with the Hooghly in India through exploring communities relationships with the river and storytelling through traditional Silk Painting workshops. Barking and Dagenham will bring together different groups to learn new skills and celebrate the boroughs connection to the river as part of this international project.
Thursday 16th February 2017
Geraldine Pilgrim returned to the borough with her new work Sitting Comfortably, after her site-specific work WELL at the former Sanofi Factory opened to much acclaim in 2015.
Sitting Comfortably is inspired by memories of older people in care homes often confined to wingback chairs facing nowhere and how they remember happiness and joy.