February 5, 2018

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou

We are looking for mothers in Ashford to join forces with newly arrived Syrian Refugee women for an exciting and unique art project. 

Taking place between April and October 2018 in Ashford, Kent, Home is an arts project that will bring newly arrived Syrian refugee women together with ‘local’ women, (and their families/wider community). Participants will work with a female visual artist over a period of 6 months: exploring the theme of home. We will explore questions such as: What makes a place a home, how do women feel about home-making and what does it mean for different people? Together, the group will create artworks for a public exhibition.

This project is commissioned by People United, the Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council in 2018, and funded by Arts Council England. We have invited artists to apply for this work. You can read the brief here:

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As part of the group, you would help to choose the artist (shortlisting is during week commencing 26 February 18, and the interviews will be held on Tuesday 20 March). The project would take place between April and October. Children will be very welcome to come along too!

Interested? For more information, please email [email protected]

Penny Klepuszewska, Living Arrangements – No.17, 2006


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