Project information

Artists for Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month.

We are looking to fund various Gypsy, Roma & Traveller artists to perform fun workshops for visitors to the GRT History Month. The areas of artistic work would be in music, dance, storytelling, visual & performance arts. Visitors will get to see the creative and diverse culture of the community.

June 2012 - July 2012

Charity information: The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

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  • Need

    Need

    Generate awareness and break down social prejudices between Gypsies and non-Gypsy communities.

    Solution

    Engaging both communities to come together in a mutual interest in arts based activities. Showcasing Gypsy traditions and culture rarely seen outside the community. Encouraging multi-cultural participation to break down barriers.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Generate a greater awareness of the performance skills and rich culture of Gypsies.

    Activities

    » Run several workshops at the GRT History Month event to demonstrate skills and encourage participation in the Arts through fun activities

    Success will be measured during the event by interacting with visitors on their experiences and gathering their thoughts on the workshops.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long term success will be to reduce prejudice, develop equality, change opinions and challenge presumed ideas about the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller community.

    Risk

    Without funding, we will be unable to pay expenses and costs to the artists. The risk would be that we could not provide these interactive workshops to the visitors and families that come to the event.

    Reporting

    Details of the workshops will be displayed on the Charities web site with photographs and details of the event.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,600

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      Amount Heading Description
      £600 Gypsy Wagon Wagon painting workshop
      £600 Visual Arts Workshop 6 people to run Painting and traditional arts & Crafts to include materials
      £300 Spoken Word Artist Storytelling and poems from traditional Gypsy Travelling family
      £250 Dance Performance and Workshop Gypsy Dancer
      £600 Musical Performance Amigos Musical Band that will perform traditional Music
      £250 Traditional Harp Performance Harpist to perform Traditional Community Music
  • Background

    Location

    St Davids Hall, Cardiff

    Beneficiaries

    The general public, school children and young people, families and Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Charity Director, Isaac Blake is a Gypsy and has worked extensively to develop the organisation into the only specialist Gypsy, Roma & Traveller resource in Wales. The Organisation will host the History Month again this year for the 4th time.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Isaac Blake

    Director of the Charity and prime organiser of the History month in Wales, 4 years running.