Project Night is a meet-up offering a supportive network to creatives and artists working in and with communities. It is a space to share ideas, test things out, meet new people and be inspired.
At each event there is time for individuals or groups to test out project ideas and get supportive feedback, as well as plenty of informal time for conversations. As always we are open for the event to evolve and become what people want and need it to be.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, we aren’t able to meet in-person at the moment. However, we are still meeting regularly online: keep an eye on the events page for more information and sign up to our e-bulletin to get a monthly update.
When we meet physically for Project Night we provide drinks and people are invited to bring a dish so that we can spend time enjoying food together and talking around the table. For virtual sessions it is BYO (Bring Your Own)!
After the first event on 4 July 2019 people who came along said:
‘a really great space was created for supporting each other and sparking new ideas / collaborations’
‘this has been amazing. I’m potentially going to work with someone that I wouldn’t have ever had the opportunity to meet unless it was for this night’
Our second event at the end of September 2019 was equally great, with a full house of people discussing a wide range of projects; from music making to caravan performances! November 2019 was a lovely intimate session with inspiring discussions around poetry groups, walking projects and more.
January 2020 was full of fresh new year energy and our March 2020 session was the first virtual experiment. We were inspired by everyone’s generosity and heard about two brilliant new projects: Knowle West Beaches – creating sandcastles around the Knowle West neighbourhood – and a new project exploring how coronavirus and COVID-19 are affecting different types of work and workers.
You can read more about the following Project Night discussions that took place during the first COVID-19 lockdown:
‘Making work after lockdown‘ with Knowle West Media Centre producers
‘Staying connected with communities’ with Kim Wide from Take A Part.
‘Creative ways to use digital tools‘ with Lily Green from No Bindings.
‘Self care and community wellbeing’ with dance maker Laila Diallo.
If you would like to know more about Project Night, have ideas for how it could evolve or would like to join the next one please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is part of the National Social Art Network: www.socialartnetwork.org