Art Oasis - Caring For Nature Through the Arts

Using 'arts intervention' to promote caring and socially responsible behaviours to keep our green spaces safe, accessible and inspiring for all to enjoy

Art Oasis staff and volunteers will be providing 'Art Action Days' for young people 13-24 to get involved in developing exciting new artworks and interpretation through the next two years to bring them closer to nature through the arts.

Want to be an Art Oasis volunteer/ mentor?
We are looking for volunteer/mentors willing to support these fun arty sessions. There will be a lot coming up throughout the year! Art Oasis volunteers don’t need to be arty, just folk who are willing to support other young people, to understand our relationship with nature using the arts. Sounds great fun, eh?!

Artists needed to help create an “Art Oasis.”

Arts Oasis aims to “re-wild” the younger community surrounding their nature reserves and public open spaces. Through their better understanding of the Trust’s commitment, it aims to reduce anti-social behaviour on these valuable spaces managed especially for their wildlife conservation value.

MWT want to recruit experienced community artists, who working as part of the Arts Oasis project team from the Wildlife Trust will engage young people, volunteers and mentors in these projects advertised.

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust want artists to help develop their creativity and explore their ideas for meaningful environmental art interventions with the community groups, college and schools identified in these job descriptions. They will design, create and install a series of environmental artwork that will enhance a variety of nature reserves and public access green spaces in the Newtown and Welshpool area.

The projects have been linked to groups; your applications will be selected by the groups engaged.

MWT need artists to lead their way forward to creating an “Arts Oasis.”

Application deadline 6th November.
Successful artists informed 17th November.

More information is in the file attachments below.

 

Please keep an eye on this page for updates on what/where/when and how to get involved or contact :-

Mel Chandler, Art Oasis Project Officer - mel@montwt.co.uk
Dewi Morris, Art Oasis Project Officer - dewi@montwt.co.uk

This project is supported by Co-op, Potters Group & Arwain.

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Welsh Wildlife Heroes

Co-op logoWildlife is still vanishing from Wales, but with your help we can stop this.

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those five pences that we pay when we've forgotten our shopping bags? In Wales, all branches of The Co-op donate the single-use carrier bag charge to Wildlife Trusts Wales so that we can continue our work to protect wildlife for the future.

Working in partnership with the Co-op we deliver the Welsh Wildlife Heroes project which is themed around health and wellbeing and encourages people to get more active in their community through volunteering. The Co-op is an active partner and engages its members, customers and colleagues to support the project. Visit www.coop.co.uk for more information.

Facts and figures

  • £450,000 has been invested in environmental projects across Wales
  • 7,790 people have been reached through the project
  • 1,146 children have been involved with the project so far through 38 school visits

Download the 'Partnering to Protect Welsh Wildlife' leaflet to read about the full impact of the project so far..

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