Housing percent for art promotes community and social regeneration using the arts to involve 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.
We have Housing Arts officers covering different areas of the borough:
Bolton West - Shonagh Ingram: firstname.lastname@example.org 01204 335114
Bolton East - Gaynor Cox: email@example.com 01204 333632
Bolton South - Dawn Yates Obe: firstname.lastname@example.org 01204 333723
Bolton North - Rodney Adams: email@example.com 01204 335761
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.