An inclusive Big Hoot community art programme
Thanks to funding which has been secured from the National Lottery Community Fund and a local trust, this has enabled the We Give A Hoot community art programme to take place.
We Give A Hoot will see the hospice work alongside under-represented community groups, to allow individuals from these groups to participate in a series of creative workshops, led by experienced artists, to develop new skills, while exploring the themes of identity and inclusion
The groups taking part in the We Give A Hoot programme are:
Karibu African Women’s Support Group in Suffolk and their families
Suffolk Young Carers
The Befriending Scheme
The creative outputs from these series of workshops will be stitched together to create designs on smaller, ‘Little Hoot’ statues, which will then be displayed at the Suffolk Show 2022 before joining the main Big Hoot Art Trail in Ipswich.
The project will allow members of these community groups to work with professional artists to create Little Hoot statue designs that represent each of these groups and creatively articulate their hopes and dreams to the wider community.
Following the end of the Big Hoot 2022, the Little Hoots will then be returned to the community groups for them to keep as a lasting reminder and legacy of the project.