Shallal November Art Residency, Back Lane West.

by Jo Willis in Redruth, England, United Kingdom

Shallal November Art Residency, Back Lane West.
We did it
On 29th November 2018 we successfully raised £525 with 23 supporters in 28 days

The aim is to raise the minimum core funding for Shallal's November 2018 inclusive cross art form Residency at Back Lane West, Redruth

by Jo Willis in Redruth, England, United Kingdom

Shallal is an inclusive arts charity based in Cornwall.

Shallal celebrates, diversity, ability and community.

I have planned  Shallal's November 2018 inclusive cross-art form Residency at Back Lane West, Redruth.

We were ready to go and then I thought,'Why not ask ask you to help us, cover the core costs!?'

As this year I didn't have time to write a longwinded application for funds, I have done it all alone so far (I will deliver it with help from artist volunteers and a Shallal trustee) and we can cover the rent, but I know there are many people out there who believe in Shallal's ethos and support us.

We believe in our artists, in each persons unique creative potential. We aim to continue to provide experiences and opportunities for them. 

We are better together 

Shallal is a flagship of inclusive arts practice and has been described as "one of Cornwall’s great hidden treasures."

Help us not to be so hidden!

What gave me the confidence to ask was realising that this years residency has 22 returning artists and 15 new artists of all ages and abilities, providing: 

- quiet solo studio time for professional artists, 

- interactive studio time for artists with support needs, 

- prolonged time in a professional studio for gap year emerging artists, 

- time for families to create and explore cross art form installations together and that is only some of it!

This residency includes: 

Art, Dance, Spoken Word, Improvised Music, Film, Photography, Costume, Art for public enjoyment... 

As well as time for developing ideas and collaborations, confidence and outlets..... all of it!

Dreaming and Scheming!

So we are asking for help to cover the basic costs of a month residency:

- Studio Rent

- Travel Budget for artists with support needs

- 6 days Project Management, and 

- a memory card for our film camera. 

This is our 5th annual residency and we are very grateful to Back Lane West for enabling us to have another annual residency!

The original aim was to 'bring in the community' to this prestigious and fantastic space and this is what we do!

22 returning artists. 15 new ones. All in one packed month.

Please donate to support this......Thank you.

You are warmly invited to our Sharing on Saturday 24 November 1 - 3pm at Back Lane West, Redruth.

Some of what we have done in previous residencies can be seen on:

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Many of our successful projects and performances, exhibitions and collaborations owe their success to time given to them within our residencies at Back Lane West.

BACK LANE WEST is a non-profit, artist led, residency, project, and meeting space in Redruth, Cornwall. Its aims are to support and encourage critically engaged contemporary art practice and artists' professional development, while contributing to the growth of a nationally and internationally connected, open cultural community and network in the South West. .


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

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Christmas cards

5 colourful naive A5 Nativity scene Christmas cards from an original painting by Zoe Wilton.

£10 or more

Tea, cake and art for two!

Tea, cake and art for two! Meet some of the Shallal Studio artists and join in with an Art Session on a Friday afternoon at St Peters Hall, Newlyn 1.30-3.30pm. Art, chat and homemade cake!

£20 or more

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Celebrating Heritage: Shallal Dance Theatre, book.

Copy of Shallal Dance Theatre's book Celebrating Heritage. The book contains beautiful photographs from their recent Cornish Doorways project interspersed with quotes and poems.

£20 or more

Discount Art

!0% discount on an original work of art created by Shallal Studio/residency artists, come to the Sharing event ( Saturday 24 November 1-3pm) to choose one, or look on Shallal Studios website and contact us to discuss availability.

£50 or more

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Front row seats!

Shallal Dance Theatre's new performance project Embodied Spaces takes place throughout 2019 in interesting venues, including Newlyn and Falmouth Art galleries and Minack Theatre Car Park! We guarantee you and a friend a front row seat and free admission - if ticketed - and the opportunity to meet the company after the show.

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