Our Future Selves in 2017 was a great success, thanks to our supportive partners Surrey Libraries and DAO (Disability Arts Online). Through efficient working and a willingness to continue from the team we are happy to announce that we will be continuing the project into 2018. We look forward to delivering more creative writing workshops over the next few months, and producing a publication of all the poetry written in the sessions.
In the meantime, here are some great pictures taken by photographers Ben Small and Chris of OFS workshops and performances in 2017.
Our Future Selves brings together Daisy (Disability Arts in Surrey) and DAO (Disability Arts Online) with Surrey Libraries to deliver a series of spoken word events across the county in Autumn 2017. Local disability organisations will have the opportunity to take part in free, bookable DAO writer lead workshops, which encourage participants to explore their perceptions of the future. In the afternoon there will be free spoken word performances by DAO artists with slots available for budding performers. Throughout the events the public will be able to engage with installations created by Arts Matters (Woking, Redhill, Epsom) and The Grange (Woking, Farnham, Guildford).
Thursday 28th September, 9.15-5pm – The Grange, Bookham
Daisy is aware of the increasing pressures on organisations to source funding. In response we are delivering a fundraising workshop day supported by Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy. The event is aimed at those who work for disability arts organisations based in Surrey, and are relatively new to fundraising or want to refresh their fundraising skills. It will include key principles, a focus on Trusts, Foundations and individual giving, some discussion of other areas of fundraising, plus a handout with top tips and contacts.