Using art in war on waste
AN innovative community art project to tackle waste issues on Fishponds Road takes place in Eastville this summer.
The aim is to beautify the area with artworks created by the people of Eastville.
Annali Grimes, of LitterARTI, which will deliver the project, said: “The project has two key strands - creating community artworks that reflect the local area, and working with local traders and residents to tackle unsightly waste disposal and fly tipping. Residents are being invited to share their stories of the area, and say what they value about their local community so these might be reflected in the art works.”
A total of £11,000 has been allocated to the initiative from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), set up by the council to use developers' money to support improvements in the city. It is the first CIL funded project for Eastville, arising from proposals put forward by the Eastville Neighbourhood Network, who were keen to generate pride in their community.
The first event took place in June when residents joined Cato Press and LitterARTI at The New Place at 119-121 Fishponds Road for a creative session, printing large banners to be displayed in the community to advertise the
Further creative sessions will take place throughout the summer, and will be advertised via a new website dedicated to the initiative: www.bs5eastville.com. This includes a forum page where people can have their say.
Information can also be found at The New Place and on the Community in Action: Eastville Neighbourhood Network Facebook page.
Annali said: “This is shaping up to be a really exciting project. We hope many people will take part to help Eastville realise its full potential.”
LitterARTI, a non-profit organisation bringing communities together around social and environmental issues using the arts, has already been making an impact with the successful M32 flea market. For further information on the project contact info@ litterarti.com.