Today we launch a consultation for the first ever international arts and homelessness movement.
At Streetwise Opera we’ve been working internationally for over a decade, and since 2012 our With One Voice programme has begun to bring the international arts and homelessness community together through Cultural Olympiads.
Our work so far has included successful exchanges with Brazil and Japan (pictured above are Brazilian and UK delegates visiting the Booth Centre in Manchester). We’re now planning to develop this work into an international arts and homelessness movement, aimed at connecting and strengthening the sector, nurturing new projects and helping to shape policy.
We’re seeking vital input from organisations and individuals working (or wishing to work) in these fields, including people with experience of homelessness.
The consultation is open until Wednesday 25 May, and the new movement will launch officially in July at a special event as part of the Rio Cultural Olympiad.
This project is being supported by the Macquarie Group Foundation, British Council and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.