Proud and Loud Arts is a disability arts charity based in Salford and Greater Manchester. We support groups to create exciting work together and have their voices heard. We strengthen our community through positive action, belonging and social change. Without this community we can not do the work we do, and during this time we’re asking you to think about your local charity who needs your support.
Although predominately a performance based company, over lockdown some of our members worked with long time associate artist/designer, Nerissa Cargill Thompson, on visual arts challenges. They enjoyed them so much that they requested regular art sessions once we returned to face to face sessions; working with Nerissa to learn design techniques to help with the research, development and communication of ideas for personal performance projects. Each member is guided to develop their own creative practice and explore themes that interest them in new ways. The group are bursting with creativity but are in need of more art materials and tools to develop their work further.
To raise money for these, we are selling Christmas cards designed by one of the art group members, Danielle Maycox. Danielle likes drawing in pencil but finds using colour physically straining. Over lockdown she started using digital drawing apps, still drawing but using the app to add colour and texture. These were originally done as doodles posted on her Instagram (@daniellem.art) but she has developed them to create a beautifully complimentary pair of A6 Christmas card designs. Each pack of 10 will contain 5 of each design. The cards will be printed on 300gsm recycled card with a soft silk finish with recycled envelopes. To avoid waste, we will be pre-selling the cards as rewards over the next 5 weeks before printing and sending out to all you lovely supporters to arrive before the end of November.
Please help them to continue to expand their creative endeavours by buying these beautiful Christmas cards to send to your friends and family. It's a win win situation!
Don't need any cards but would still like to donate? Select the "Just a card from us" reward to pledge money and receive a Christmas card from our art group as thanks. You can even pick your favourite design.
To find out more about Proud and Loud Arts and all our projects past, present and future, please visit our website.
Many thanks from all at Proud and Loud Arts.