CREATIVE POLICIES FOR CREATIVE CITIES
Intercultural Arts is part of an international consortium to deliver action research into how accessible urban public spaces are to diverse sections of the community, with particular focus on minority ethnic communities and disadvantaged young people.
Other partners are
Ø Cuenca City Council (Castilla La Mancha, Spain)
Ø DUN LAOGHAIRE County Council, (Republic of Ireland)
Ø Culture, Creativity Education (Newcastle)
2. Project Aims
Ø To provide a creative industry action research project with experienced practice oriented researchers in Creative Arts & Media by means of establishing innovative partnerships with local authorities, educational institutions and individuals.
This project is coming to an end: the research of the three partner organisations has been collated into a report for presentation to the European Commission. The report recommends ways for the Creative Industries to help to deliver better intergration of 'marginalised' people and communities.
This work is all the more important after recent (october 2010) comments by Angela Merkel about the Failure of multiculturalism in Germany
The NETWORK Project.
With Northern Roots and the Regional Refugee Forum, Intercultural Arts is supporting people with creative skills and experience who are in North East England as refugees and asylum-seekers. The project aims to match participants with "Creative Buddies" who will be able to introduce them to organisations, individuals, venues and institutions able to help them to develop their creative practice whilst they are in our region.
The project is funded by Northern Rock Foundation and aims to programme performances and exhibitions by refugee and asylum-seeker artists in venues across the region, often as "support artists" to national and international touring artists.
COORDINATING DIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT FOR THE NORTH EAST REGIONAL MUSEUMS HUB