23/03/2017 | Finding Maindee, New Paths, Library
New Paths is pleased to say that Robert Smith (sound recordist and photographer) is embarking on a new project called ‘Sounds of Maindee’. The project will be looking at ways to archive existing work and how to make it available to the community.
Also Robert will be working on collaborations with other artists such as Operasonic, Rohan Bishop, Ismael Velasco and others. His role would be to support their individual visions and apply his skills towards their projects. Contributions start with the Sounds Alive Chepstow Road event on the 22nd of April and the Operasonic performance of Newport Legends at the Riverfront on Sunday July 2nd.
23/03/2017 | Finding Maindee, Development & Building
Finding Maindee is Maindee Unlimited's main project in financial terms. This financial year (April 2016 - March 2017) is Year 2 of the work and we will have spent just over £117,000, compared to just under £50,000 in Year 1. The project is funded by a grant of £365,000 from the Arts Council of Wales alongside money from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Garfield Weston Trust, Big Lottery Fund and Newport City Council combined with a lot of voluntary effort and support from the Maindee community.
This blog article gives a little information about where the money has been spent and what our plans are for Year 3.
13/03/2017 | Finding Maindee, Arts, Development & Building, Opinions
As part of our commitment to sharing the experience of the Finding Maindee project we try to give voice to some of the tensions and difficult situations which arise from the projects we are involved in.
In this article we consider the experience of being involved in two externally-funded programmes. Though we could not do large amounts of our work without money from our funders, we also want to explain the impact of external demands on the 'socially-engaged' work of not just our volunteers and artists, but also on other professionals. In this article Huw Meredydd Owen [pictured below] reflects on his experience between 2014 and 2016 of working with Maindee Unlimited as lead creative on the Library and Triangle Project.
It is also worth pointing out that Huw and his wider team will not be bidding for the commission to complete the design work at the library that we are currently advertising with Addo (deadline 23 April 2017). In this respect we hope that this account will be of interest to anybody applying for the commission.
Finding Maindee Blog Posts
- Sounds of Maindee - New Project - 23/03/2017
- Finding Maindee in Financial Terms - 23/03/2017
- Huw Meredydd Owen writes about his Maindee experience - 13/03/2017
- Evaluating Art and Culture? - 07/03/2017
- What happened to the Maindee Map Room? - 28/02/2017
- Theatre for Change - one month in - 28/02/2017
- Second New Paths Gathering - 14/02/2017
- Introducing Theatre for Change - 10/02/2017
- Looking forward at Maindee Library - 05/02/2017
- Synergies and Opportunities for Opera in Maindee - 27/01/2017
- Making the arts more inclusive - learning from Sherman 5 - 23/01/2017
- New Paths Gathering (Part 2) - 19/01/2017
- Successful First New Paths Gathering (Part 1) - 15/01/2017
- (Re)making Maindee Library - 07/01/2017
- Art and place making in Stokes Croft, Bristol: be brave and think long term - 17/12/2016
- Reflections on Blaenau Gwent Arts Gathering - the 'Social Contract.’ - 13/12/2016
- Community Opera Project starts in Maindee Dec 10th - 08/12/2016
- Looking back at Inviting the Neighbours Around to Paint - 01/12/2016
- Introducing our Trustees: Dave Moses - 21/11/2016
- Open now - exhibition of Maindee Festival Posters - 12/11/2016
- Day 4 - Artists offering opportunities [and permission] to explore - 27/10/2016
- Day 3 – An experience as rich and layered as the boards themselves - 26/10/2016
- Day 2 - People occupying the space [and starting to like it] - 25/10/2016
- Great Fun Day 1 of Inviting the Neighbours - 24/10/2016
- Maindee Stories Opens this Friday, 21st 5-8.30pm - 18/10/2016