Tenantspin Community Project & new Education Space
To redevelop the foyer area within FACT to create a dedicated education / media space to help support our award winning tenantspin project which represents a cutting edge approach to community engagement and is a vehicle through which to meet new people, explore creativity and acquire new skills.
June 2011 - September 2012
At FACT we want to use tenanspin to help develop a social value system where creativity is seen as an alternative value system for people who are living their lives outside of a working environment - elderly people, young people, young parents, people who are unable to work, long term unemployed - and use art and creativity to tackle issues that affect people in some of the most disaffected and deprived communities across Liverpool.
tenantspin and the proposed new facilities will create a framework through which to acquire practical new skills, paths to further education and employment. The tenantspin projects will help develop confidence in people who have not worked for a long time and encourage them to believe it is possible to participate in the working world and provide them with the first steps to do so
Formal and informal education opportunities for long term unemployed adults and NEET young people
Activities» An alternative media arts programme for Young People which will work in partnership with Youth Services.
Success will be number of participants who attend consistently. Delivery of new skills base and increased employment potential.
Community building and cohesion between generations.
Activities» Three large-scale intergenerational collaborative projects to engage Young People and Adults based around FACT's creative programme.
Success will be managing to access disenfranchised groups of people and drawing them together to create positive final results. Consistent engagement from participants is crucial.
Building networks and creating access to these networks for disaffected groups within the community.
Activities» Develop networks out of projects in Aim 1 & 2 and work with partner agencies to extend the value of the work beyond FACT.
Success will be developing long term projects that build on skills learnt and using previous participants to engage with new recruits. Direct and effective peer engagement.
Developing partnerships across art, health and regeneration creating a powerful ‘participant voice’.
Activities» Continue to build on relationships already established by engaging health and regen agencies in arts projects and establish joint working practices.
Success will be the continued development of FACT's excellent partnerships within health and regeneration primarily through the work of tenantspin.
We have several key objectives;
building self confidence
building skills amongst participants
building skills amongst our staff
building partnership engagement
Success will be demonstrated via the outputs of each of the projects including an understanding of how new skills have helped improve prospects for the participants. The network element of our work will ensure continued dialogue and using past participants to help deliver future programmes will be a demonstration of success
FACT relies on support from the public sector in order to deliver all aspects of its work. Currently the spending cuts facing the Arts Council and Local Authorities threatens our work. However tenantspin already receives support from a key housing association in Liverpool and this will continue and will ensure our projects can be delivered at some level. We are also working with a number of trusts to help broaden our scope in the next 3 years.
FACT is the national centre for media art and consequently all our work is documented via film and audio. We use our website and FACT TV as vehicles to deliver detail and direct access to our work. We encourage interaction between particpants and donors via this medium.
Budget - Project Cost: £40,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £18,000 fees salaries and fees £12,000 technical technical equipment £10,000 bursary bursary fund recruitment
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount private donor £20,000 Conditional
Our projects will be delivered across Liverpool in some of the UK's most deprived communities. Liverpool has a large proportion of districts that fall into the most deprived in the UK and we continually work in some of the hardest to reach communities in the city. The project will focus on Princes Park, Speke, Anfield, Everton, Kensington and Norris Green amongst others.
We will engage young unemployed individuals and work through the generations to attract people who are not normally considered to be an 'arts' audience. We will directly target specific districts and communites via our partner agencies and work with many disaffected people and groups.
The direct impact of FACT and tenantspin can be most widely felt upon those communities engaging with our projects – they genuinely transform lives. The project boasts a unique demographic of participants, engaging adults of all ages from a wide variety of social backgrounds. tenantspin ultimately believes that creativity and innovation can help address important issues such as community cohesion, social exclusion, technological exclusion, citizenship and civic participation.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Patrick Fox is Head of Engagement and the Founder of tenantspin and is a passionate and effective advocate and is involved in delivery and practice.