SSW awarded grant for Platinum Jubilee Community Art Project

SSW has been awarded £600 from the Adur and Worthing Trust, as part of Creative Commissions 2022, for its Platinum Jubilee Community Art Project.

The aim of the project is to, as we emerge from the effects of the pandemic, find new ways to engage and connect with both our members and our local community. This project will achieve this objective by collaborating with local talented artists to produce art that will be on show to the public, enhance our neighbourhood, and also foster a good community spirit by celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee together.

The project includes a series of workshops and events using a variety of techniques and materials to produce large material banners and wire crowns that will be displayed for the public to see and enhance the local area, ready for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

photo of people creating banners as part of a workshop at SSW

Our plan is to then host an afternoon tea in late May for the artists and everyone else who has participated in the project. This will be an opportunity to celebrate working together as well as the 70 years of her Majesty’s reign. 

All events taking place as part of the Platinum Jubilee Community Art Project can be found on our calendar. Contact the Centre (01903 235782 or to book a place on any of the events.

SSW has several partners in the project including Storm, Art-ful Pottery Cafe and the West End Gallery, all of whom are based near to SSW’s Centre in Rowlands Road. We’re also working with Fiona McVey and Jude Bitton of Inclusive Arts on this project, with Fiona being familiar to SSW members as our art teacher! It is hoped that the project will forge strong relationships between the partners and generate a feeling of community spirit.

The large, decorated banners created will be hung, prior to the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend in June, on the metal posts positioned on both sides of Rowlands Road for everyone to enjoy. Large wire decorated crowns will also be made, at the organised workshops, and positioned securely on the top of the posts to add an extra dimension to the project. 

We hope you can either join us for part of the project, or take a stroll down Rowlands Road later this Spring to admire the creations made by all involved!

logo for the Adur and Worthing Trust, with the strapline Commit to Culture