Due to a trademark issue we will be changing our name and will be known as Bedford Creative Arts whilst continuing the evolution of the organisation. Our new website and brand identity have made interacting with us more accessible and open and we will continue to further our relationships with our communities, artists and partners. We know that our brand is more than just a name, we have a brilliant new website, materials and design, which has allowed us to reach a wider audience. Our work is about inspiring and nurturing creative collaboration. We commission new work that enlivens and invigorates communities and this won’t change. We’ve been making art happen with the Bedford community over the last 30 years and our rebrand has allowed us to better communicate our vision and message. This changeover will happen over the next two weeks.
A major crowdfunding campaign promoting the joy of music for children and families in Bedford has been launched, holding free live music gigs in all 54 primary schools in the borough. Gigs 4 Kids aims to inspire the 2327 Year 3 children in Bedford Borough to learn an instrument, by delivering a broad mix of
BCA is now calling for artists to join our new Queen’s Park Cultural Capital project; a two-year action research and co-creation project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Harpur Trust, with additional support from Arts Council England, Bedford Borough Council and bpha housing association. The project is set in the diverse community of Queen’s Park, Bedford where residents
As Grayson Perry has observed, “most people want to fit in with their tribe in some way or another, so they give off signals, whether it’s with their clothes, their behavior, their car, their whatever, and gain status . . . and the signals are an unconscious display of who you are and where you