Good Stuff in St Leonards
Good Stuff in St Leonards is a creative programme of projects in St Leonards, designed and led by local residents and facilitated by Home Live Art. It is a celebration of the diversity of our community both creatively and culturally. Projects were developed from a public consultation alongside an open-call for residents to submit ideas and dreams of what they wish to happen creatively in our town.
Projects have included a senior’s dance club, an LGBTQ+ drama group, an exhibition of local Black artists and a large-scale public artwork designed by and for the people of St Leonards. Each group has come together to create positive change in our community and to feel proud of where we live – building a community that is creating, reflecting, thinking, listening, giving, receiving and learning.
We supported twenty resident-led projects including:
A series of public murals created by and for the people of St Leonards
An exhibition and town-wide conversation on race
A weekly dance programme for folks aged 60+
A welcoming LGBTQ+ choir for all abilities
A space for young migrants to think about what local means to them
Looking to the future
Our legacy is far-reaching in the ways it has brought about tangible changes to the town and all the participants that have been involved in Good Stuff in St Leonards. The projects were a source of connection and creativity through COVID-19 and many of the relationships, networks and projects continue to grow.
Our ambition is to find ways to continue to support the community’s projects as they develop and inspire others, by leveraging our learnings, connections and dedication to bringing people together to make a lasting difference locally.
For more information about Good Stuff in St Leonards visit the website.
Good Stuff in St Leonards is coordinated by Home Live Art and funded by Creative Civic Change – a partnership between Local Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund, the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation, and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
- When ongoing project