Future Fires 2014
Victoria volunteered for CAN (Community Arts North West), assisting the director of the Women’s Refugee Theatre Project. She is also one of Contact’s Creative Experts, helping to deliver creative and innovative workshops for businesses and organisations.
Victoria wanted the opportunity to develop her own community arts project and to learn about management, fundraising, presentation and sustainability. She sees this as an invaluable opportunity for her both personally and professionally that will allow her to grow as an artist and facilitator within an environment that is incredibly supportive. Victoria is inspired by anybody who has the confidence and drive to achieve their goals.
Victoria's project, The Negatives, took place during June and July. She used photography to give people who have experienced homelessness the opportunity to communicate what a day is like in their life; to share stories and challenge negative assumptions. The photographs are being exhibited at Ashton Central Art Gallery July-September and at Contact for the Autumn season.
The photography workshops were funded by O2 Think Big and the exhibiton has been funded by Vinspired.
Contact’s Future Fires programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, supports young emerging artists to plan and deliver their own community arts outreach projects in Greater Manchester through a tailored programme of training, mentoring and support.