Due to the incredible support we have had over the matter of days since we launched this crowdfunder, we have added an overspill. Any donations above the £300 original target will be donated to Leadworks Warehouse CIC to go towards the installation of a lift, in order to make the venue completely accessible for all. This is a great cause, helping to increase the number of accessible arts venues in the area and breaking down the barriers of who is able to participate in the arts.
Who are we?
INTER Movement Research is an emerging collective of Plymouth based artists with the shared aim of creating research-led, multidisciplinary work, with an experimental nature at its core. We aim to promote cohesion between visual arts and dance, allowing them to feed one another to enrich, celebrate and diversify the collective artistry of the city.
In the coming months, we will begin intensively researching and developing our performance work, Panoptic. Panoptic is a durational, immersive gallery experience in which artists deconstruct the bitter sweet notion of movement as ‘ephemeral’ - vanishing in the instant it is created. Through the mediums of photography, film, painting, mark making and sound, tangible traces of the dancers' movements are documented and put on display for the audience, capturing the essence of live performance and offering alternative lenses through which to perceive movement. The work will be debuted in April, and will be followed by an artist and community networking social.
So why are we doing a crowdfunder?
Alongside our professional work, we want to create a safe space for young people to freely explore their creativity through a variety of artistic mediums, allowing them access to the physical, mental and social benefits the arts have to offer. However, we recognise that for some a lack of finances, knowledge, resources and opportunity can make the arts inaccessible or unapproachable. That is why as part of Panoptic we are launching an outreach programme, with the aim of engaging youth groups within some of Plymouth’s most deprived areas through a series of fun, interactive, movement driven workshops. The groups we have confirmed so far are Ernesettle Youth Dance Company, Stonehouse Beavers & Scouts, Making Waves Project and ADAPT Youth Dance - Within these groups alone we will be reaching 55 young people. To encourage the value of engagement with live performance, the individuals who take part in these workshops will also receive a free invitation to attend the debut of Panoptic at Leadworks Warehouse CIC, a brand new venue and community hub right on their doorstep. Their parents will also be extended an invite at a discounted price, giving them an opportunity to see some of the art generated by the young people, which will be displayed alongside the professional work.
The workshops will be tailored to the needs of each group, and will explore the relationship between dance and visual arts, focusing on ‘trace making’ with a combination of their own movements and explorations, charcoal and large scale canvas paper. As a result of these workshops, each individual will have had the opportunity to explore their creativity, try something new and engage with the arts in ways they may not have experienced before, facilitated in a safe, fun environment.
How can you help?
We are looking for support to ensure we can reach these groups and encourage their involvement and importance within the community and the arts sector. We have all the plans and skills in place to develop and deliver this programme, all we are missing is the necessary resources and the funds to obtain them.
It is vital that we are able to offer these workshops free of charge. In most cases a workshop like this would require a fee to cover the cost of the artists delivering the session and the resources used. We will be leading the workshops for free but need your support to allow us to fund the resources needed to make these workshops happen! Your support will enable us to engage these young people with a creative world that merges artistic disciplines, and teaches them that boundaries can be a source of inspiration, and not a limitation.
Large scale canvas paper £160
Charcoal sticks and powder £80
Travel costs for transporting materials to and from workshops £60