Creative Communities was a multi-partnership project managed by Tandridge Trust and Farnham Maltings working together from 2007-2010.The project was funded by 9 of Surrey’s local authorities and Arts Council England.
The project involved nine different community settings in Surrey, each worked with a different artist or practitioner over the course of a year to explore the identity, heritage and pride of that community. Each community held a celebration of their work and culminated in a individual piece of art work, these included film installation, new choirs, exhibition, books, artwork panels.
Many of the projects linked directly to Strategic development plans for that community and had a profound impact on the participants involved, particularly in integrating young and old to develop creative work together.
The success of this project was further recognised when Tandridge Trust and Farnham Maltings were shortlisted for the South East Community Empowerment Award in 2010.