There are so many wonderful events and a range of arts organisations producing art and activities around the theme of refugees that we have developed an Arts Stream of Sanctuary in conjunction with our partners Counterpoint Arts who are leaders in the field of arts, migration and social change. Their mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture.
We already know that the arts in all its forms can move people and raise awareness in a more passionate way than listening to facts and figures.
Please feel free to explore these pages, use them as a resource for ideas and inspiration, develop your networks, celebrate refugee artists and send us more links and news. Our Sanctuary in Arts Awards are available for arts organisation for their commitment to the City of Sanctuary vision of welcome and inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees. Our first Theatre of Sanctuary, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, was awarded in January 2014. Since then we have many other sanctuary awarded arts organisations and a growing interest from theatre companies, art studios, museums and other arts organisations committed to our vision of a culture of welcome by raising awareness and engaging and celebrating talent and creativity amongst refugees.
Contact us ([email protected]) for help and advice about engaging your local theatre/ film centre / museum etc. to engage with sanctuary issues.
Latest Arts Posts from across the City of Sanctuary Network
Launch of Birds without Sky - Poems from Exile
On 21st February, more than 70 people gathered in Leicester Central Library for the Leicester Writers Showcase event in partnership with…Posted by: Leicester
A Place for Stories: Octagon Theatre women's group for asylum seekers & refugees
A Place for Stories – new posterPosted by: Bolton
Welcome to View from the Edge Day - trip to York, new health charges, the clothing store and book review
Welcome to Doncaster Conversation Club’s – view from the edge. This fantastic newsletter updates Doncaster City of Sanctuary supporters with news of the day trip to York, information about the new health charges, an article on the clothing store at Wakefield Initial Accommodation Centre at Urban House and the fascinating book review on City of Thorns.Posted by: Doncaster
Child in a Strange Place
Earlier this year City of Sanctuary in Manchester worked in collaboration with Theatre in the Quarter, (Chester) on a family-focused…Posted by: Manchester
Being Human Festival
For many years, Wales has been a place of safety for people needing a home. People who were forced to…Posted by: Swansea
World on our doorstep - "Horsforth Refugee Camp" in LeedsPosted by: City of Sanctuary
SINGING FOR SANCTUARY
Howth Gospel Choir in North Dublin opened up the whole concept of choirs of sanctuary in Ireland on World Peace Day…Posted by: Dublin
"TANJA" - is back on the road with "Spaces of Sanctuary" Exhibition
Sanctuary in Arts awarded Stand and Be Counted (SBC) Theatre Company has secured funding from ACE for some work alongside…Posted by: Arts
NACCOM to go to Greenbelt - opportunity to raise awareness about sanctuary issues such as destitution
If you are attending Greenbelt Festival this year look out for the NACCOM Network in the Greenbelt Takeaway (Marketplace) area.…Posted by: City of Sanctuary
If Syria Were London
This moving video was shown to 1200 students in Stockport about what life might be life for a Syrian child.…Posted by: Manchester