The story so far
Over the past few months, we have:
- Welcomed art progammes coordinator Melissa Matthews to oversee our countywide arts programme.
- Worked with partner organisations to develop the project. We collaborated with well-established national arts organisation METAL in the first year of the programme.
- Worked with young people and education professionals to develop ideas for, activities and branding of the programme. Young people will continue to be involved with the project's evolution as the Suffolk Libraries Youth Arts Council.
- Empowered our staff to develop and deliver their ideas at an 'Arts Bootcamp'.
- Run a week-long Culture Lab artists' residency at Ipswich County Library in August 2018 with ten artists from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.
- Officially launched the arts programme with its name and branding. The programme will be known as BLOC: Building Libraries on Creativity.
Meet Melissa Matthews
Our art programmes coordinator Melissa joined us in April 2018 to oversee our Arts Council England funded young people's arts project. Since then, she has been working with staff and partner organisations to develop the programme.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to find out more about the scheme.