Creative Response to Loneliness – Programme Overview

The Creative Response to Loneliness programme is Transported’s initiative to combat the feelings of loneliness and isolation that the pandemic has brought through creative activity. 

The programme has been funded by Arts Council England to provide immediate, targeted relief through creative and cultural activity to those most at risk of loneliness as a result of Covid-19

All of the projects are catered to the residents of Boston and South Holland and all of the projects are free to participants. Below you can find brief descriptions of each project and links to find out how to get involved! 

more-than-a-part II

An extension of our CREATE-on project more-than-a-part, Boston residents are invited to share your story of lockdown – the highs, the lows, the challenges and examples of what you are grateful.

The submitted stories will then be turned into artworks that will be displayed in windows around the town – uniting the community.

Read more where to submit your story here.

 

Quirky Little Things

Learn some creative, mixed media drawing techniques to record the ups, downs and sideways life of parenting small children.

The project is aimed at parents/guardians of children between 0-3 years of age and is suitable for all abilities. Sessions will be delivered remotely and are designed to fit in during your sightly quieter moments!

Find out more here.

 

 

 

Community Clay

Make a clay tile with using a free kit! 

You do not need to be artistic or have used or played with clay before.

You can ask anyone to help you if you want to. We will support you with simple ideas and techniques and zoom demonstrations.

You will be provided with a free kit which will contain all you need to construct the tile. Then it is down to you what you want to add to the tile to reflect your experience. 

Find out more here.

 

Drawing on the Domestic

This project for South Holland residents, ‘Drawing on the Domestic’ participants will receive an activity box containing all of the materials you need in order to undertake five creative tasks.

These tasks may be undertaken daily, or all at the same time, it’s up to you!

Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

Project Pen Pal

Making Up Your Street will send you a creative package including a letter-writing kit and activities to complete.

Once finished, your letter and creative make will be sent to another member of Project Pen Pal who will become your creative pen pal for the project.

Over the coming months, you will use the fortnightly packages you are sent to exchange letters and the things you make with each other through the post. 

Sign up here.

 

Fish Tales

We are directly inviting schools to receive a clay activity packs and instructions for the creation of up to 50 ‘textured fish’ by local people. These fish will be then form part of the decorations of one the Boston Buoys sculptures.