The initial consultation phase was about getting as many opinions as possible, and in particular from members of the community who do not engage with the arts. As a result, the consultation phase was programmed to specifically target areas of Boston Borough and South Holland where people met or passed through as a matter of course, eg. markets, community events, family fun days, libraries and car parks. This meant that we could get opinions from people that would not usually make a decision to attend an arts event if they saw it advertised.
After the initial consultation, we looked at where there are either geographical or demographic gaps, and have made this part of the Creative Consultation strand.
Taking great art to rural areas and transporting people from those areas to great art is at the heart of the Transported programme, so rest assured that if we haven’t been to your village yet – we will!