COVID-19 ART HUB
Our COVID-19 Art Hub was a response to the uncertainty and challenges people were facing during the pandemic.
In our own community, we saw how people’s lives had been disrupted and how many had experienced loss, resulting in loneliness, anxiety and fear.
Our project gave people the opportunity to be creative and to express their feelings and emotions. The sessions provided an opportunity for creative exploration, reflection, and wellness strategies to alleviate stress and anxiety.
COVID-19 Art Hub was made up of 8 free-to-access online workshops. Each workshop had a different focus and was adapted to each individual or family’s need. Clear instructions were demonstrated on our website and social media platform through inspirational images and graphic "How to" instructions, alongside important online private and group messaging, to help foster a warm online community that encouraged creative expression and well-being.
After each session began, people were invited to upload their creative pieces. The response was amazing and truly inspiring!
Participants came from all backgrounds and ages: we worked with children, young people and adults. We also worked with two care homes in Pendle: Hulton Care Home and Marsden Heights Care Home. We invited families and vulnerable people who were shielding or self-isolating. This brought the community together as they shared their creations on our website and social media and inspired each other and stay connected. The project offered hope, connection and freindship in uncertain times.
We have received very positive feedback from many people:
Sandra & Jimmy
“My husband has dementia; we have been getting such a lot out of your online project. He gets very restless and it is hard to keep him occupied. This is something we have enjoyed doing together. Thank you for letting us join, we aren’t very artistic but enjoy messing”
Hulton Care Home
“The residents at Hulton Care Home Pendle, have very much enjoyed expressing their creativeness through arts. All the residents involved have looked forward to the sessions every week."