Housing percent for art promotes community and social regeneration using the arts to involved and engage with customers in innovative ways. A sample of projects can be found below.
Projects include celebratory arts and capacity building for groups and individuals as well as enhancing capital projects with phyiscal artworks, streetscaping and environmental improvements. Working with people in neighbourhoods managed by Bolton at Home Percent for Art provides opportunities for residents to improve their communities.
The service lets people experience a vast range of contemporary art in their everyday life. It also offers both us, you and a wide range of artists to be involved in a creative, constructive and positive way.
The Arts Vision
Delivering a quality arts service that meets customers’ needs and contributes to the regeneration of our neighbourhoods
Key outcome areas for Bolton at Home customers:
Access to the Arts
Increase experience and participation in the arts
An improved quality of life and wellbeing
Strong and confident
Strong and confident individuals and communities
Developing creativity, skills, and confidence to achieve
Place and space
Feel good about where they live
Think and do
Inquire, explore, challenge
Percent for Art Retrospective Impact Study
In 2010, Bolton at Home commissioned Creative Options Consultancy to carry out a retrospective impact study focusing on the first ten years of Percent for Art. The research found that scheme had made a significant impact in a number of areas, including community, environment, economy, other services.
- The Living Mural Project - A new project and a new journey begins… It’s week one of an exciting new arts project with service users from BRASS – a charity...
- Cook, inspire, create - Find more pictures on our Flickr page What is it? CIC is a set of five different learning opportunities, Fine Art, Photography, Cooking, Creative...
- Shakespeare on the street - What is it? Funded by Bolton at Home, young people from the Willows estate have been participating in a weekly performing arts project with Bolton’s...
- Bank top park - The Grosvenor Estate Residents’ Association (GERA) worked on an inter-generational arts project in 2001 with youths and elderly residents on the estate, involving local arts-based...
- Darkness - In 2010, Bolton at Home Neighbourhood Management Team (South) commissioned artists to conduct creative consultation with residents related to their heightened fears and worries in...
- One Question - One Question was a Breightmet UCAN Centre project and funded by Bolton at Home Neighbourhood Management East, and produced by local film company thebox.tv. Production...
- Greenroyd Community Identity - In 2009, following discussions with local residents, the Neighbourhood Management Team (East) identified a number of issues between residents from both the Bolton at Home...
- Door to Door - Autumn 2008 was the tenth anniversary of the first Housing Percent for Art projects, and Bolton at Home considered it a timely opportunity to reflect...
- Girls group photography project - In November 2010, Bolton East Neighbourhood Management Team commissioned Manchester-based photographers Jan Dixon and Emily Dixon of TAPE to deliver a photography project as part...
- Dunbar Drive - The Housing Percent for Art scheme has created a legacy of small-scale works of art and artist-designed practical features, adding distinctiveness to many of Bolton’s...
- Photo Breightmet - Neighbourhood Management Team, Bolton East commissioned a six months Photographer in Residence from November 2009 to April 2010 through its Housing Percent for Art service....
- Oldhams Home Zone - The Oldhams Estate Homezone project on Dunoon Drive, Astley Bridge is considered to have made a substantial difference to how people felt about their estate. ...
We have Housing Arts officers covering different areas of the borough:
Tel: 01204 329571
Tel: 01204 329706
Tel: 01204 329580
Tel: 01204 329562