#14 EQUAL STREET - A contemporary participatory artist residency, challenging the perceptions of disability in Mid Rhondda.
Arts organisation Addo was awarded funding by Community Foundation in Wales to produce a contemporary art project that would address and challenge perceptions of disability in the Mid Rhondda and increased participation in cultural activity and the arts in Mid Rhondda.
Addo invited disabled artist Chris Tally Evans to lead the project by undertaking a six-month artist residency, working with people living or working in the communities of Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia.
Chris Tally Evans worked with local groups - Rhondda Sea Cadets, Llwynypia Learning Curve and Elite Employment Agency – to produce new artworks exploring issues around disability. These were shared at a ’14 Equal Street’ Market Stall in Tonypandy Market throughout July 2018.
The #FOURTEEN Artist Residency project in Mid Rhondda was funded by the Community Foundation in Wales through the Fourteen Programme, with match funding from Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust and with support from Disability Arts Cymru, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council Arts Development Team and Mid Rhondda Communities First.
The project has been curated and managed by Addo / addocreative.com / email@example.com
This residency is part of the #Fourteen Programme, which extends the reach and legacy of the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, connecting people and communities and increasing well-being. The ethos and spirit of the Fourteen initiative is community-led and seeks to increase participation in one or more of the following activities:
- Social action and volunteering
- Grassroots sport and physical activity
- Cultural activity and the arts
- Youth leadership and personal development
The Fourteen programme and funding in Mid Rhondda is being managed by Community Foundation in Wales.