In response to COVID-19, we have partnered with Towner, Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020, on an exciting new project supporting families struggling to access provision from schools. Over the course of eight weeks, we delivered four activity sheets and two materials kits to 200 households in Eastbourne and Seaford.
Towner commissioned artist and graphic novelist Daniel Locke to design activities themed around the elements: air, earth, water and light. Dan’s activity sheets feature himself with his children Polly and Felix, leading activities for children to join in – taking on the character of an Art Alchemist.
This offer is part of a wider project funded through Sussex Learning Network and managed by 3VA to respond to immediate needs in the community. As a collaboration we have worked with community partners Willingdon Trees, Shinewater Primary School, Make Lunch club and Waves in Seaford to provide counselling support through Holding Space, refurbished computers through Tubbs Computer Supplies, as well as these creative kit bags developed by Towner.
Towner was also successful in applying for additional funding through Children’s Art Week for this project.