Community Arts Project
The KWoA 'The Way I See It' rural community project will enable children, their families and older neighbours in Crosscrake and nearby rural areas to share their creative responses to living in a rural community. Through accessible community workshops facilitated by the KWoA (Kendal Windows on Art) creative team, community members of all ages will be able to share their thoughts across the generations about the advantages and challenges of living in rural isolated locations. As many of the participants are linked to farming through their families, their work or where they live, this exploration will include noting the similarities and differences in the different age groups in their individual views about the importance of farming in their communities, in the past, present and future. Participants of all ages will then work with KWoA to create collaborative artworks which incorporate everyone’s responses to the project discussions about living in a rural community. The artworks will be exhibited at venues within both communities and at NWA Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre so that the project reaches wider audiences including other Cumbrian farming communities.