ASPIRE TRUST: COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY BASED AND SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTS PRACTICE
Aspire Trust is committed to producing arts practice which has a social purpose, uses high quality participatory techniques and is presented in a wide range of public spaces. We aim to use creative and collaborative arts practice to identify the things that matter to people, to engage them in connecting them to their communities and the wider world and to tell tales that need to be told.
What we can do for you…Do you have an arts production you have been dreaming about for years? Do you want to engage in a new way of thinking about audiences, participation, community, income generation and sustainability? Whether you have a fully developed idea which needs implementing , or a vague idea of what could be a world changing event – we are here to help. Why not just get in touch and see how we can help you?
What we can do for you…Do you have a particular research challenge which requires a unique and innovative methodological approach? Which speaks with people in ways that traditional research does not? Which knows how to apply both quantitative and qualitative approaches with integrity, intelligence and inspiration? Which is robust, rigorous and grounded in state of the art theoretical challenges and practical realities? Why not just get in touch and see how we can help you?
What we can do for you…With learning at the heart of our all our work – whether with 3 year olds or 93 year olds - we offer a unique, arts and creative based to learning and teaching which is truly person centred. If you’re looking for an inspirational, sustainable and challenging approach to learning and teaching, then we are here to help. Why not just get in touch and see how we can help you?
About Art Gene Art Gene is an artist-led research and production company, working to regenerate the social, natural and built environment through an engaged visual arts practice, working collaboratively with communities, architects, and other professionals. Our most recent project is the “People’s Museum” at the Ship Inn on Piel Island, telling the stories of the […]
We are delighted to let you know about the new ‘Seldom Seen’ programme developed by Art Gene: the independent (inter)national research facility founded by artists Stuart Bastik and Maddi Nicholson based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria. Art Gene will be creating original, artworks that interpret the social, natural and industrial heritage of Morecambe Bay. The […]
In October 2014, Overture with the Arts will be bringing their new production “Songs of Freedom: Music as Reflection, Expression and a Tool for Social Change” to schools in North West England and London as part of Black History Month. Jonathan Emile, urban poet-composer-performer will give a 60-minute history presentation, which includes snippets of historical […]
We are delighted to let you know about the new Place Makers Volunteer Training programme developed by Art Gene: the independent (inter)national research facility founded by artists Stuart Bastik and Maddi Nicholson based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.If you are interested in the social history of Morecambe Bay and would like to find out more, […]
We are delighted to announce the launch of Terraforming, a new poetry of business anthology written by our resident poet in residence, Patrick Pender in response to our All Our Futures International Education and Business conference held as part of the International Festival of Business between 16 and 20 June 2014. Currently studying economics at Harvard College in the USA, […]
Commissioned by DaDaFest in partnership with Aspire Trust, Levelling Up isa major research study into what constitutes excellent and innovative practice in Cultural Leadership initiatives either targeted at or including disabled and d/Deaf emerging and mid-term leaders in the cultural industries sector. The report was launched at an event last night as part of the All […]
A dedicated evening of Balkan culture, creativity and food for the communities affected by the Balkan floods for the All Our Futures Education and Business Conference at the International Festival of Business 2014. You-Go-Slavia™! is the Balkan and Eastern European food and cultural experience promoted by the Aspire Trust. As long time visitors to the […]
Conference Thursday at All Our Futures will focus on alternative approaches to engaging the private sector in education and vica versa. We’re very pleased to be able to host Basetech Training CIC within the programme and contributing to their ongoing collaboration with one of the Spark Up businesses, Triketastic. Basetech Training CIC provides essential skills […]