Recently we had visit from Michael Barnes-Wynters (Barney) to tell us about Roots and Wings. It is a ten year programme, funded by Arts Council England, to bring art to people who don’t usually engage with it.
Although Roots and Wings doesn’t support students and is specifically for residents of Hull, I did find our discussion quite interesting. Barney spoke about ‘Go See’ a fund that assists members of the public as well as artists in being able to go and see arts events across the UK. He also recommended a networking event called Nourishment , an event that invites artists with a connection to Hull to speak in an intimate and relaxed setting.
Barney mentioned a workshop that the Arts Council is going to host in the Library next week, saying that people in Humberside rarely apply for arts council funding so we may find it beneficial to find out how to complete the application process if we want funding for projects in the future. I thought this was a good idea, so I have booked to go along.
Barney also went on to talk about a number of projects he has been involved in, supported or simply thought we might be interested in: