What is Percent for Art?
Our Percent for Art team comprises four arts officers located in our neighbourhoods. Our arts officers work with others to develop arts projects that help to improve our communities and benefit customers. We contract appropriate artists or arts organisations, and manage the project from start to finish. The service actively encourages individuals and community groups to get involved in schemes that offer creative solutions to neighbourhood issues.
Ideas for arts projects can come from our neighbourhood teams and they will focus on specific neighbourhood priorities or be developed through conversations with community groups, partner organisations or other community stakeholders. Sometimes local arts projects are developed through wider Greater Manchester, regional or national networks or funding.
Our service also offers advice and guidance to our partners with regard to developing arts projects involving other social housing customers across Bolton. We have also been commissioned by partners to project manage a number of public art / environmental art projects in Bolton.
Projects can be in any medium including visual arts, performance, music, crafts, digital art and film. They can take the form of arts based consultation including; skills and confidence building projects, arts in health & wellbeing work, celebratory arts project, as well as streetscaping and environmental arts projects designed to enhance the physical environment.