Bolton at Home Percent for Art
Bolton at Home's Percent for Art team comprises four Housing Arts Officers based in the organisation's Community Investment Team. We work with others to develop arts projects that help to improve communities in Bolton and benefit our customers. We contract appropriate artists or arts organisations, and manage the project from start to finish. The service actively encourages individuals and community groups to get involved in schemes that offer creative solutions to neighbourhood issues.
Arts projects can be developed in a number of different ways - through the Community Investment Team, or through conversations with community groups, partner organisations or other community stakeholders - and will focus on local priorities. Sometimes local arts projects are developed through wider Greater Manchester, regional or national networks or funding.
Our service also offers advice and guidance to our partners with regard to developing arts projects involving customers of other social providers.
Projects can be in any medium including visual arts, performance, music, crafts, digital art and film. They can take the form of arts based consultation, skills and confidence building projects, arts in health & wellbeing work, celebratory arts projects or festivals, streetscaping and environmental arts projects designed to enhance the physical environment.