We do a lot here at Ignite, working with all ages and backgrounds, working in communities and getting creative at every opportunity. Here are some highlights. Get a cuppa and enjoy!
PRESENTING, IGNITE IMAGINATIONS
Celebrating and connecting communities through art and creativity.
Routes to Roots
Bringing together two projects; Talking About My Generation and Routes to Roots, where individuals from the Roshni Sheffield Asian Women's Resource Centre and Handsworth Grange School worked with Ignite Imagination's professional artists to share their stories of migration creatively. A partnership between Ignite Imaginations and Maya Productions.
Talking about my generation
Ignite Imaginations and Maya Productions are proud to present Talking About My Generation, a community project inspired by Maya Productions newest show Benny and the Greycats; the story of a family of Anglo-Indian musicians who swap playing in swing bands in South India to pursue a new life in the steel city of Sheffield.
Reimagine - All Things are Connected, by Ignite Imaginations Artist Laura Page. This project, supported using public funding by The National Lottery Community Fund named Reimagine embraces everything that Ignite Imaginations stands for in developing activities that create community connections during lockdown.
Art at the Heart
Art at the Heart project Four Artists, Four Communities and Four Stories. Artists Kate Sully, Lois Conland, Liz von Graevenitz and Angie Hardwick from Ignite Imaginations worked with the communities of Fir Vale, Sharrow, Darnall and the Over 50s to tell their stories of the Covid - 19 Pandemic in 2020. The project culminated in the artists creating four beautiful pieces of work.
Arts and Culture Ambassadors
Arts and Culture ambassador programme has been a year long programme for 13-14 years olds in Sheffield and Doncaster. This involved participants visiting different arts organisations and learning what career opportunities are out there for them within the sector.
Parson Cross Hopes & Dreams
Ignite Imaginations’ artists worked with 10 community groups to bring creative opportunities to groups who do not always get the chance to be creative. And to open up conversations about Hopes and Dreams and how people feel about their local community of Parson Cross.
Imagination and Wellbeing Conference
A Highlights video from our conference exploring imagination and wellbeing in September 2018. Over 200 people gathered to take part in discussions and activities and here six speakers talk about their experience of the topic.
Upperthorpe - A Treasure Trail
Zest, a local health and wellbeing centre based in Upperthorpe undertook some community asset mapping in the area over a 2 month period. They ran four short asset based community development workshops in the community .
Canvas of Voices
This documentary film was produced as part of the 'Our Corner' project, with The Crick Centre at The University of Sheffield. The project aimed to look into the effect participation in the arts can have on political engagement and understanding.
The Everyday Stories project is a Children in Need funded project facilitated in libraries across Sheffield. It has encouraged people to learn more about their community, build confidence, meet new people.
Overview of Ignite Imagination's Reconnect project, in which artists collaborated with academics and researchers from the University of Sheffield to produce art pieces exploring the human body.
In 2019 Ignite Imaginations worked in partnership with Sheffield City Council and Migration Matters Festival to deliver 60 Hours of creative workshops in the community of Darnall focusing on migration, community and well-being.
Everyday Stories 2019
A Short video documenting the Everyday Stories project which Ignite Imaginations have delivered for the last four years with funding from Children in Need. The overall project aims to take art and craft activities to different areas of the city for families who don't normally get the opportunity to engage in creative activities.
Start Up Project
A Spotlight on five of the start up projects we have supported. We have supported over 50 people aged 50+ to start something new in their local area. The project aims to combat loneliness and isolation in older adults.
Abbeydale Stakeholders which includes local Councillors , police and voluntary organisations were very excited to present the Autumn Carnival for the second year. A fun evening filled with lanterns and possitive community spirit
A film reporting on our Back Then Project, looking at engineering in Sheffield's past and present with five community groups and twenty volunteer engineers
What is Old?
‘What is Old?’ was a project designed to engage older and younger generations with questions of age and ageing. They created artworks based on their exploration from a series of creative workshops
A project working in partnership with University of Sheffield exploring the creative use of space. Alongside local young people, newly arrived to the UK, our artists supported the creation of three microhabitats base on Furnace Park, Sheffield