Sandy Hill Arts is excited to announce the launch of a transformative wellbeing project aimed at supporting individuals in the local community who are experiencing anxiety and depression. This initiative uses the power of art and creativity, and the serene, natural backdrop of Sandy Hill Arts, to help participants with their mental wellbeing and encourage personal growth.
Thanks to generous funding from the Dorset Community Foundation, Sandy Hill Arts embarks on a six-week pilot project led by wellbeing coach, Jane Woods. With extensive experience of working in the healthcare industry, coaching with the NHS and national cancer charities, running creativity and nature based wellbeing workshops, Jane will lead a series of activities tailored to promote overall wellbeing, self-expression and growth. The project will culminate in a short exhibition, held in Room 14.
“We are excited to see the launch of this wellbeing project at Sandy Hill Arts”. Said Richard Jeffery, Trustee at Sandy Hill Arts. “By combining the therapeutic benefits of art and creativity with a natural, serene environment like SHA, we hope to empower individuals, boost general wellbeing, and inspire creativity. Although this is a pilot project we hope to run more future initiatives that embrace the transformative power of art and nature for personal well-being and growth.”
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Sandy Hill Arts is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded Arts Council England National Lottery funding. The grant will support an exciting new grassroots music project, aimed at deepening community engagement and access to quality, diverse music in Purbeck, and inspiring local musical talent in the community.
The Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant is a vital funding stream that enables organisations like Sandy Hill Arts to deliver impactful projects that benefit the local community. The funding will support a diverse programme of musical events and projects in collaboration with community partners, as well as the purchase of a large marquee and PA system.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Arts Council England for their support for our Grassroots Music Project,” said Laurel Hart, Artistic Director at Sandy Hill Arts. “We have begun to generate a real musical presence in Purbeck; with this funding we want to build on that by strengthening our ability to offer the local community access to new kinds of music that they might not otherwise experience, and importantly, appeal to younger audiences and those with additional accessibility needs. We will also be offering a platform for rising talent in the region to showcase their music throughout the year.”
“We strongly believe in the transformative power of music; this kind of support helps us develop into a go-to venue for different kinds of music, drawing talent from far and wide, while also supporting up-and-coming local musicians. We are very excited to launch this project with a performance by psychedelic rock band The Good Beast and the Big Byrd on 25 June, followed by experimental musician Plumm on 22 July. We are firming up dates for more performances as we speak.”
“The funding will be instrumental in helping us cultivate a dynamic and inclusive space for musical talent and fuel a growing, vibrant local music scene. We are also delighted to be delivering local projects including AllSort’d, the Dementia Choir, Safe Space, and Jazz Masterclass that engage and benefit our local communities. It’s the beginning of our journey but in time we hope to create a lasting impact on the cultural fabric of our region”.
Keep an eye on the Sandy Hill Arts website for upcoming announcements and events related to this project, including how to book your tickets. You can read about our music and performance history here.
About Sandy Hill Arts:
Sandy Hill Arts is a collaborative arts organisation dedicated to promoting the arts in Purbeck. Through a diverse range of programming, including live music, performing arts, exhibitions, workshops, and outreach initiatives, Sandy Hill Arts strives to enrich the local artistic landscape and engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds.