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The Creative Seed use art and carnival as a vehicle for social change, developing community projects to break down social barriers and act as a forum for discussion and social development and movement.
The Creative Seed is fast becoming the lead organisation for carnival arts in the North East. With over 10 years experience in leading carnival projects, the company has already become the go-to organisation for Local Authorities and other partners in the region who require professional events providing both spectacle and community engagement. Offering space across two sites working with numerous artists and community groups on projects that focus upon those who have had difficulty achieving, and whose talents or skills may have gone unnoticed due to their personal or social circumstances.
The Creative Seed strives to give people the confidence to see beyond their immediate circumstances or social boundaries. They believe that everyone is an artist, and are committed to helping people to be creative throughout their lives. They aim to connect with people, showcase communities and their abilities and will to succeed.
Since the investment, the Creative Seed have secured a second base in Sunderland and is evolving and working strategically with Sunderland BID, Sunderland City Council and Gentoo Housing Association to provide more opportunities for our local community.
The new centre enables them to lay roots in the Southwick community. It also affords the opportunity to support artist residencies, and a space in which the company can mentor up-and-coming and emerging artists from the region, foster collaborations with local people, offer temporary studio space and the ability to exhibit and present work.