Ruth Wood & Charlotte Skinner T: 0208 844 1802 E: faa_felthamarts@yahoo.co.uk

Feltham Arts Association, C/O Feltham Library, The Piazza, The Centre, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4GU

Feltham Arts is committed to working with voluntary and statutory organisations in Hounslow, to broaden community participation in creative activity celebrating cultural diversity and providing opportunities for personal development and shared experiences through community events.

 

The Association was set up in 1989 by Vera Scott as a result of the London Borough of Hounslow’s commitment to community education at Feltham Community College and to put the organisation of cultural events for the Feltham area in the hands of the community.

 

Between 1997 and 2002 the organisation developed rapidly as a result of being a service provider for the Feltham First Regeneration Partnership, we were able to increase our administrative managerial hours through four part time staff and sessional workers. Our responsibility was to create innovative ways to involve the community in Early Years training, Healthy Lifestyles, Pride of Place and the Young Peoples Programme. It was an incredibly successful project which involved 4,000 people per year. Creating the greatest participation level of all partners involved in the SRB project.

 

From April 2002 to March 2005 the Big Lottery Community Fund was our main funding source. The Community Fund enabled Feltham Arts to develop a very successful programme of activities to increase self-esteem, confidence and capacity of the inhabitants of Feltham, Hanworth and Bedfont.  New projects were developed with the organisation becoming an approved Open College Network (OCN) centre in 2002 enabling us to deliver accredited courses, targeting NEETS and disadvantaged young people.

 

The Media and Performance Programme has proven to be a very successful and a popular part of the Feltham Arts annual programme. We also work intensively with community and tenants associations on local Estates to create a cultural event of their own choice to fundraise, to plan and manage it. In co operation with statutory or voluntary organisations, this project has assisted approximately 6,000 people this year to access training to build and develop personal and community capacity.  

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