People Going Places Round 2 Awards

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People Going Places is a fund managed by Creative Barking and Dagenham. This document gives full details of the sums and individuals and organisations that were succcessful in receiving funds during Round 2. For more information contact Helen or Miriam at The third round of this fund will open in Januray 2015.
   PEOPLE GOING PLACES: Round 2 Funding Decisions NAME ORGANISATION: AWARDED FOR: AMOUNT 1. Sharlene Carter Sharlene is a Dance Artist/Fitness Instructor living and working in Barking and Dagenham. She is also a Cultural Connector. She produces lots of shows for local dance company Far from the norm and works with LBBD and East London Dance. She proposes the following: 1. To develop her skills in street dance style 'House' through studying with experts in Paris 2. To set up a new dance group composed of the most talented dancers from an in-school class she currently teaches, and bring in guest teachers from across London’s dance scene to co-teach the class. 3. To attend dance performances at Sadlers Wells and The Place to inspire her own creativity and gain new choreographic ideas  £2660 2. Verity Jane O Keefe Verity is a visual artist who has been working in the borough for the last 8 years. She will undertake a piece of research that disseminates the knowledge and learning from her ongoing practice within the borough, particularly from the current Mobile Museum and Legoland projects. She also wants to conduct a public event as part of the research which could take the form of a talk, a loose exhibition of findings (the research lab), a networking event or all three.  £3000 3. Carole Pluckrose/Boathouse This award will enable Carole to: 1.   Talk to and survey local people and other professional and voluntary arts organisations and artists about their ideas and potential involvement with the new Boathouse venue 2.   Begin the process of setting up the board of diverse local directors/trustees (at least 2 under 25 to reflect the 30% of B&D population under 19) 3.   Visit other venues of a similar size for inspiration and learning. 4.   Begin an early draft of a business plan 5.   ã Develop the first stages of the Boathouse marketing strategy  £3000 4. Harsharan Landa  / Maidie Create Harsharan is a local resident; she run hers fashion and creativity charity, Maidie Create in B&D and is also a Cultural Connector. This award will enable her to set up a new and more public event and exhibition of Edible art and clothes. The event will act as a fun and relaxed way of finding out about creative activities, introducing more people to each other locally who have creative interests and skills and attracting business sponsors and supporters locally.  £2554  5. Linda Davy (Scrattons Farm resident) Linda has become involved in the CBD Neighbourhood residency on Scrattons Farms where she lives and is a regular attender of weekly sessions there. She will work with 3 other local residents to take on the running of a weekly crafts club in the TRA shop; where residents share skills and local guest artists are also paid to come along and demonstrate new ways of working. They will buy a printer for this space as many people do not have them and so marketing is difficult and they will continue to have monthly exhibitions here so that there is marketing to more and more residents. The group will deliver 26 weekly workshops with a regular monthly celebration event. They will develop an arts and crafts resource library, so that they are able to share ideas for activities that can be offered and replicated. They will produce and print marketing materials to accompany word of mouth marketing.  £2360 6. Cassandra Fredrick / Marks Gate Arts Collective The Marks Gate Arts Collective is a loose association of creative people active around the Marks Gate area. The collective developed out of the CBD Neighbourhood commission active in the area led by Sadia Ur-Rehman. This award will enable the group to 1) Have a launch event and deliver an arts programme consisting of taster workshops in a variety of arts, crafts and dance activities 2) Receive training in web design, fundraising, social media, marketing 3) Develop and launch a website 4) Do some research into other creative people and activities available in Marks Gate in order to brig them into the collective/ profile them on the website  £2640 7. Saran Headman Saran is a local resident, Cultural Connector and has experience in music production and lecturing in this subject. This award will enable her to deliver a pilot project to support people into clear and beneficial work experience opportunities in arts organisations. Participants will be matched with organisations and supported by a co-ordinator to prepare well for their placements. They will be supported during their placements and brought together as a group; Cultural Connectors from CBD will be matched as mentors for the participants.  £1840 Total £18054 The People Going Places Round 2 funding panel meeting took place on Weds 27 th  August 2014. The panel was made up of: -   3 Cultural Connectors –  Robin Dixon, Miro Tomarkin and Deborah Taiwo (local people aged 17+ who are actively involved on a voluntary basis in the development and decision making for Creative Barking and Dagenham.) -   Marsha Jones, Development Officer, Barking and Dagenham CVS. -   Ian Griffiths The panel administration was completed by Miriam Nelken, Programme Director and Helen Ball, Engagement Director for CBD. The panel was observed by CBD Board Member, Tahlia Coombs. For more information contact Helen or Miriam at  
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