Loudspeaker: helping women to overcome multiple & complex needs

Posted 08.02.2021

Loudspeaker is part of the Building Better Opportunities Opportunity and Change Programme. Loudspeaker projects are ten-week creative projects led by artists at Nottingham Contemporary. They aim to help women to explore and make new art in a friendly and safe environment with the support of our Loudspeaker Support Worker.

Loudspeaker began in 2013, working with Changing Lives and funding from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. A strong model was developed which since 2016 has evolved through the extended partnership working within Opportunity and Change. The projects help women to meet new people, develop communication and social skills, improve self-confidence, build resilience, and engage with contemporary art to help value ideas and creative thinking.

To document and reflect on the impacts that Loudspeaker projects have on Opportunity & Change female participants, each project is evaluated.

Last year, Loudspeaker projects successfully converted delivery into online activities with project materials posted to participants. The evaluation report details framework and content of the last project which ran from Oct – Dec 2020 and includes many wonderful quotes from participants describing what taking part did for them.

The report also contains reflections from the staff team about the additional challenges faced last year and the solutions developed.

For more information about Loudspeaker, visit the Nottingham Contemporary website or contact Loudspeaker Programme Manager, Katy Culbard, via kculbard@nottinghamcontemporary.org.


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