AIM COLLECTIVE PHASE 2
We are delighted to be continuing with the Arts In Moray Collective for a second phase of community-based creative activity with partners Dance North, Moray Way Association and Wild
Caroline Inckle and Stacey Toner are working in a collaborative residency to consider 'how can artists, communities and organisations contribute a functional and meaningful sector in Moray?'
If you would like to chat with us, get in touch anytime: email@example.com
Funded by the Creative Scotland Culture Collective Programme.
I WISH SOMEBODY TOLD ME...
How many times have you been speaking with another woman and said 'I wish somebody had told me this!'...well, this project is in response to all of those hidden, yet common, experiences.
Over the course of 2023, a small team - M:ADE's Stacey Toner (Creative Director), visual artist Lynda Buchan (Lead Artist) and visual artist Kiara McKenzie (Creative Intern) - will work to connect with women across Moray to share and collate the good, the bad and the ugly stories around menstruation, motherhood and menopause - and anything in between!
We will work towards a public exhibition in December 2023, where this 'collective voice' will be shared and celebrated. We hope this project brings comfort, light and joy to local women - empowering them to own their experiences, whilst feeling more connected and aware.
If you would like to get involved, please do drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by The National Lottery Awards for All Programme.
In partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and the A-Team - Jason Sinclair (Film Maker), Lynne Strachan (Visual Artist), Rae Cowie (Creative Writer) and Wendy Toner (Youth Worker) - we are working with a group of 13 local young people to 'reimagine' Elgin Town Centre.
Through utilising site visits and archive material from SCRAN we will work over a 6-month period to look at what's been and what is to vision forward - original work will be produced via digital, visual and text-based medias to create a final piece of work that aims to explore the potential of the town centre, through the lens of a young person.
Funded by Historic Environment Scotland.
CABRACH RECONNECTIONS 2
M:ADE is delighted to be supporting local artists Mary Bourne and Lynne Strachan in the second phase of their creative project, Cabrach Reconnections.
CR aims to find ways for people to reconnect with each other through arts activities and to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife the Cabrach area has to offer, reconnecting with nature. Exhibitions and artworks are developed in response to what the artists have learned and in turn promote The Cabrach further afield and encourage people to come and enjoy it.
This is an example of where M:ADE can provide the operational structures needed for artists to be able to realise their own creative projects. Please get in touch if you think we could help you in this way.
Funded by The Dornell Windfarm Community Benefit Fund.
M:ADE FOR MUSIC
M:ADE supported the early day pilot of a new local choir, founded for nothing but joy and connection! Although we began in 2019, Covid soon it, and we were only able to re-establish in Sept 2020.
M:ADE for Music is now it's own constituted group; we meet on a weekly basis on a Wednesday evening from 7-9pm at Elgin City Football Club. Led by musical genius Christine Witton and musical non-genius Wendy Toner, anyone is welcome regardless of singing ability - but you must be willing to have a laugh!
There is a small fee thanks to being heavily subsidised...£20 for a 6 week block, but you can come and try one evening first at no cost. To find out more ask to join the Facebook Group.
Over 2021 and 2022, M:ADE constructed a business case that proposes the redevelopment of a local building, to create a new contemporary arts space for Moray.
This business case was included in Moray Council's wider Levelling Up Bid to the UK Government, which was unfortunately announced as unsuccessful in Jan 2023.
However, we are continuing to work with the Moray Council to explore alternative ways to realise this ambition. Watch this space.