Weʼre raising £2,000 to Ground Noise, a project promoting and developing the skills and talents of people with learning disabilities.
- Hammersmith and Fulham
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Who We Are & Why Now?
This New Ground is an ambitious initiative that seeks to elevate the artistic talents of people with learning disabilities in Hammersmith and Fulham. Our aim is to remove barriers and increase access for learning disabled people to lead, make and participate in the arts. Our Collective of learning disabled people and artists are the driving force behind everything we do.
Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability and they are one of the most excluded groups in our society. Ground Noise Project has been designed to respond to the profound challenges that people with learning disabilities face today. Through creative engagement we transform lives by bringing people together, offering creative opportunities and social-interaction. As a result of the work we do, people with learning disabilities have more choice, feel more socially connected and build their confidence to work towards more independent lives.
"I feel like I get a choice and it gives me confidence to speak out. I like meeting new people and feeling connected." - Martin, Member of This New Ground's collective
Us In Action
What We Want To Fund
We are raising funds for our upcoming Ground Noise Project. This is a participant led project in partnership with Bishop Creighton House promoting the power of people with learning disabilities. It will be an opportunity for learning disabled people in Hammersmith and Fulham to try new tools, techniques and experiences to create, promote and develop their talents. Our aim is to provide creative skills development opportunities and generate visible platforms within mainstream arts venues for learning disabled people to make and showcase high quality work, with a focus on process and product. We hope the work we create during this project will challenge perceptions of what learning disabled people and artists can achieve, and create further opportunities for the participants locally.
How Can You Help?
This will be our most expansive and ambitious project to date. We have already secure 90% of the funding from Hammersmith United Charities, The Big Lottery, The Daisy Trust and our partner organisations. Now, we need YOU to help us for the final stretch of our funding campaign. We need to raise an extra £2000 to cover costs of materials and collaborator fees. Any contribution you are able to make is very much appreciated. Every penny counts!
You can also show your support by sharing our campaign on Facebook and Twitter. You can find us @thisnewgroundUK Please use the hashtag #groundnoiseproject and lets get everyone talking!
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This New Ground
Hammersmith and Fulham
This New Ground is an ambitious initiative that seeks to elevate the artistic voices and talents of learning disabled people in Hammersmith and Fulham.