Our Living Art

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Rosetta Art Centre was delighted to work in collaboration with L&Q, LLDC and Chobham Manor, to deliver a programme of activities for Our Living Art at Chobham Manor. The main ethos of the project was to work alongside various cultural organisations in East London, with a shared view to deliver activities and events that celebrate the communities in East London, with a view of bringing people together through the arts.

The project was designed to enrich people’s lives through art making and creativity in order to contribute to their personal development, their wellbeing and their local area. Rosetta offered a series of programmes for Chobham Manor residents for the duration of the project, which included the weekly Participatory Pottery Project, a weekend of Raku firing, and the Urban Clay workshop as part of the Living Art Festival.

The project has worked to create new mechanisms in stimulating collaboration between us all (organisations, individuals and groups). It has supported a collective voice and has strived to represent the common interests of individuals as stakeholders in the community. Participants have taken part in cross-sector partnership working and dialogue to generate shared solutions. The project has connected people who have otherwise experienced isolation within their community – with new local and supportive forums, networks and groups. It has provided measurable opportunities for volunteers to gain relevant accreditation and work experience to progress into paid work and improve their professional skills.