Striving for a world in which the arts are accessible to all.
As the year 2020 began there were many people unable to physically enjoy the arts & culture sector. Poverty, single-parenthood, disability, chronic illness, mental health issues and neuro-divergence are just some of the reasons people felt isolated at home and unable to attend or take part in events.
Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK.
During the subsequent lockdown, everybody experienced what it feels like to suddenly be unable to leave their home at their own leisure. Many have learned what it feels like for the first time, to lose their independence and to be dependent on others. We have, as a result, learned how to be versatile in communication and I believe that it is imperative that we don't lose that shared empathy when all this is over.
Laura Baldwin - Founder -#ProjectHope
In celebration of the launch of #ProjectHope - a spoken word video competition took place from May to July 2020. The competition is now closed and an online awards evening was held on the 2nd of July. Read More
As a wheelchair user, I want #ProjectHope to reach out and bridge the gap when venues are restricted from offering full accessibility to audience members with reduced mobility. #ProjectHope looks to offer inclusivity to those who find themselves unable to access the arts in traditional ways.
The Future of #ProjectHope
How #ProjectHope takes shape will become apparent in the coming weeks and months during these uncertain times but what is certain is that the project will need time and money to move forward and achieve the goal. If you are interested in joining a focus group to discuss the future of the project please email Laurajbaldwin@me.com
If you are in a secure financial position and feel able to help support the project financially, please visit the
'Go Fund Me' page to make a donation.
Thank you in advance for your support.