Partnership Investment: Bridging the Solent


The programme will develop and enable first-time engagement with the arts for young people at risk in Portsmouth, Southampton and on the Isle of Wight by developing relationships and connections between arts and cultural organisations and youth offending teams. It involves a creative relay commencing with a collaboration between artist collective Ecclestone George working with young people to design and build a touring arts vehicle around the themes of locality / Bridging the Solent. The work will tour to organisations in Portsmouth and Southampton and develop through interactions with local groups who will add their own responses and extend the installation. The work will return to Quay Arts Centre, IoW in December 2014 for a final exhibition and participants’ celebration event.