- The Intersection
- Mindful Art Club
- Moments Café
Tips on how to get media coverage and publicity for the project/book in general?
How can we successfully reach out to a wider cultural and ethnic diversity of participants?
Where could we take the book ‘on tour’ once we have produced it?
We anticipate three specific areas of impact:
For participants attending the course, we expect to see new skills learned, reduced social isolation, improved sense of community, improved sense of wellbeing, sense of purpose and self-awareness, and increased skills for self-management of wellbeing.
In publishing the book, we expect to see improved sense of wellbeing, sense of achievement, purpose, and self-esteem of the contributors in seeing their pieces out in the world in print.
For the audience of the book, we expect to see improved awareness and education of the issues explored in the wider community, and a continuation of this ripple effect from contributors in individuals who look through the book and recognise themselves in its pages, helping them to feel less alone.
Through this collaboration The Intersection and Mindful Art Club look forward to learning from each other through co-facilitation, mutual observation, and skill sharing. For both organisations, this will enhance our future offerings and act as a form of professional development that is hard to achieve as small organisations. The funding landscape often means organisations work in silos, with grassroots organisations applying for separate funding and working for the most part independently.
We also hope to hold a launch of the book to celebrate the achievement with participants and contributors. We hope it will be possible to build connections to promote the book by attending meetings and events in the city to promote it and with the opportunity for contributors to talk about their visual pieces, or read their writing. We would like to see the book stocked in the library and in local bookshops.