Open City

This is a new audiences project which supports groups who do not normally attend the arts to become confident in accessing and engaging with the arts.

It is led by Gin Jacobucci a co-ordinator who is based at FACT in Liverpool for part of the week.   The co-ordinator recruits and trains volunteers, then pairs them with community groups. The volunteers then guide their group on a journey of the local cultural scene over a six month period.

The emphasis is on developing the programme of arts experiences in response to the group’s needs and interests, challenging perceived barriers, and growing a relationship between the groups and the arts organisations.

The long-term aspiration is to build a larger pool of culturally aware and engaged residents in Merseyside.   During the first year of the project, it has worked with a range of community groups, with a number of mental health and Dads’ groups joining the scheme. The project is embarking upon its 2nd year currently.
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