The arts are at the heart of community building. Art has the ability to unite, empower, build trust and create abiding appreciation for and pride in diverse communities.
The last two years have been disruptive and challenging for everyone, but one of the silver linings for Belco Arts has been establishing Infuse: Artists Strengthening Communities. Infuse provides free, inclusive and heartfelt arts experiences to communities across the ACT region, led by emerging and established professional artists.
So far, Infuse funds have supported:
- Three free, online making sessions led by local artists Michelle Day, Ruth O’Brien and Kiran Grewal.
- Creation of the Gunner’s Place Youth Centre mural by young artists from Harrison, Amaroo and Gold Creek Schools, led by street artist Bohie Palecek.
Infuse sessions are focused on improving your sense of wellbeing and giving you a safe space to creatively experiment and connect with your community.
If you would like to be involved, you can join a free session at Belconnen Arts Centre. Ten free sessions will be run each year and you can register via the Belco Arts website.
These projects are made possible by our wonderful Infuse patrons whose donations go directly to supporting artists in transforming communities.