Commissioned projects that connect mixed communities of all ages
We work with local councils, cultural and fellow arts organisations to design projects which bring a space alive with people and sound, or use a creative process to connect and engage a new community of people. Projects are frequently cross-generational, site-specific and involve a mixed team of SoundsCreative connected artists..
Some past projects include:
Rhythm Sticks and Singing Stories
Rhythm Sticks and Singing Stories was a 2015 Arts Council funded project, commissioned by Hackney Libraries to engage the local community in the arts.
SoundsCreative was invited to design a series of family-friendly interactive workshops for a mixed cultural and generational audience and deliver these in Hackney’s two main libraries.
The workshops focused on drumming and collective song writing and were set up with a flexible, responsive structure in order to allow participants to come and go or engage throughout.
Sense of Place
Sense of Place was a 2009 community engagement development project in Birmingham delivered by a team of artists, architects and community planners, as part of a regeneration consultancy scheme.
Working with Jenni Burnel from Architecture San Frontieres, SoundsCreative’s founder Tara Franks co-devised and led the Sight and Sound workshop in Rookery Primary School as part of the project. The workshop involved a series of creative activities - including song writing to engage the children in a discussion about their aspirations for their neighbourhood in order to inform the regeneration process. The Sense of Place project was awarded a High Recommendation: Innovation of Arts in Development – Homes and Communities Awards 2010.