Funded by HM Government in partnership with National Lottery Community Fund
Purbanat is re-connecting our communities living in Small Heath, Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Bordsley Green, Aston, Lozells during this Covid-19 time and is trying to develop a peer support network/structure to support each other.
Our community consists of our audience, volunteers, creative practitioners, their family members, their relatives, and neighbours who are and can relate to the common issues that people are facing.
Funded by Arts Council England
This emergency funding from Art Council England is helping us to continue to do our activities and plan for the future. The Covid-19 situation created a desperate need to innovate a radical and pragmatic approach: to create jobs using digital and online technologies for freelance artists and for their sustainable skills development.
The project is helping us to develop a new pragmatic approach to face the audience during this challenging time. This new pragmatic approach to face the audience is to deliver online creative short activities/projects to explore the impact of covid-19 in everyday life and to check how well we can embrace this new way of working.
It is exciting to connect and re-connect with so many artists and organisations within this short period of time from the other side of the globe: India, Pakistan, Sri lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh. This global connection, communication, peer support are laying down foundations to connect to more and possible joint partnership works in the future. We hope this will strengthen us individually and as a group to contribute and support 'Be Creative Strategy'.