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? We have been producing large scale arts productions and conferences for over ten years. We bring disparate audiences and participants together, sometimes over vast distances, to share experiences, wonder at and question the world they live in: and above all, to realise that they are not alone on this wonderful planet of ours. 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? We have a track record of developing nationally and internationally recognised research programmes in the fields of arts, culture and creativity with higher education partners from across the world. If you’re looking for an inspirational approach to engaging, critical and transformational research, then we are here to help. 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. We support and extend participants' interests, supporting yet challenging them to think and act beyond their comfort zones; offering non-judgmental attitudes to their lifestyles but being clear about the importance of democracy, tolerance, cultural diversity in our working relationships and their wider social circles. As well as offering innovative approaches to teaching and learning, we can also skill up your staff to ensure that the learning remains in your organisation, once we have left the building! 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?
3 March 2014 will go down as a momentous day in the history of business start ups in Liverpool due to the opening of the first ever private sector backed business incubator and accelerator programme, Spark Up. Inspired by the Scottish incubator programme, E-Spark and Mass Challenge in Boston, USA, Dr. Nick Owen MBE, programme director […]
Anton and Srdjan have been researching many British cultural traditions in their first month in Liverpool, as well as working hard on a variety of Aspire projects including You-Go-Slavia and the Slavic Choir for our next major production, Battleship Potemkin. One of their recent finds has been meeting Tony Chestnut, Liverpool’s only pub poet, who […]
Our two interns, Srdjan Grubacki and Anton Diligenski, were busy in their first week exploring many of the sights and sounds of Liverpool. Asked to record their journey in any medium of their choice, Anton used photography and paper cuts to record his impressions and Srdjan produced the following short film.
We are delighted to announce the presence of Dr. Sunita Gandhi at this year’s All Our Futures International Education conference in Liverpool between 16 and 20 June, as part of the International Festival of Business. Dr Sunita Gandhi has a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, UK, and a Bachelor’s in Physics from Imperial College, […]
We are delighted to say that our two EVS placements from Russia and Serbia arrived safely in Liverpool to join us for an exciting annual programme of arts and cultural activity. Anton travelled from Samara in Russia and took three days to arrive (having stayed two days in Moscow). Anton says: “My first impressions of […]
We are delighted that Aspire Creative Enterprises has become a key partner with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce in the development of Spark Up, a new business start up incubator and accelerator programme which aims to generate 500 ‘SuperBusinesses’ in the Liverpool City Region over the next five years. Working closely with other private sector partners […]
The second of our two British Council funded EVS volunteers, Anton Diligenski, joins Aspire on 2 February and will join the creative team developing our next major production, Battleship Potemkin, as well as contributing to our many other projects that are planned for 2014. Anton is 20 years old and is from Samara, a city […]
We’re delighted to announce that our next You-Go-Slavia promotion will include a performance of ‘Vila’s Mountain’: a storytelling performance for adult audiences based on Serbian fairy tales. Created, produced and performed by Jelena Curcic, Vila’s Mountain will be part of an evening of Balkan and Eastern European inspired culture with the food and drink provided […]