Lone(ly) Arts Club was a monthly online meet up for artists and practitioners looking to connect during lockdown. We brought in artists, producers and funders to enable access to new networks, creative opportunities and peer support.
Meeting online on the first Friday of every month, we responded to current issues for artists and practitioners and link into In-Situ’s ways of working between artists and communities. It was a social space for artists and practitioners living, working or have roots in East Lancashire, and also welcoming those from further afield.
The sessions ran with a combination of In-Situ, guest and peer-led conversations that develop a sense of community and an opening up of possible pathways. We hoped to break down barriers to involvement in our programmes, commissions and being an artist, encourage confidence and create access points for people to work with us. We’ll be looking out to connect artists with similar practices, and to encourage sharing skills and learning within the group.