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 here 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
Read more about Meet Your Neighbour events in Derby
Follow this link. https://arts.cityofsanctuary.org/2019/04/03/meet-your-neighbour-breaking-down-barriers-between-local-communities-and-those-seeking-asylumPosted by: Derby
‘Meet Your Neighbour’- breaking down barriers between local communities and those seeking asylum.
Following on from the huge success of their ground-breaking pilot event, Maison Foo Theatre Company of Sanctuary are partnering up…Posted by: Arts
'Far From the Home I Love'. Exeter Concert 13th April, 7.30pm
Special Concert by International Pianist Margaret Fingerhut. Southernhay Church, Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1QA We are thrilled to be hosting acclaimed…Posted by: Exeter
Music for refugees: Far From the Home I LovePosted by: Harrogate
Norwich Arts Centre - A Theatre of Sanctuary
Norwich Arts Centre was one of the first organisations to join the Sanctuary movement in Norwich. As part of their…Posted by: Norwich
Pepper & Honey, a poignant play about culture and new beginnings is coming to Derby Theatre
PEPPER & HONEYPosted by: Arts
‘Scotland, Our New Home’ film resources by New Young Scots
Have a look at the ‘Scotland, Our New Home’ project website, shared by Dr. Katja Frimberger, co-facilitator of a Creative Scotland…Posted by: Glasgow
Citadel, world music from the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre, supported by the City of Sanctuary
When Norbert Nkengurutse and Roos Demol from International Community Dynamics started collecting guitars for people in Direct Provision, little did…Posted by: Cork
Margaret Fingerhut write up by Amanda Hart!
The Margaret Fingerhut concert – ‘Far From The Home I Love’ – was a huge success! We’ve got a lovely…Posted by: Leicester
Sell out concert features composers from refugee backgroundsPosted by: Norwich