The Bigger Picture is a two-year Arts-Council England funded collaborative project investigating the impact of inter-generational arts programming on the experiences of exclusion and isolation within minority communities in Nottingham. In assessing the impact of practice within a group of cultural institutions, the project aims to create new methodological approaches to embedding decolonial processes within arts programming that works with and responds to communities.
As the Creative Case for Diversity and other cross-sector initiatives on equity make clear, inclusion should be guaranteed for all within public institutions. Yet, research shows that barriers exist to making this a reality. The Bigger Picture seeks to understand these barriers and work across sectors to find sustainable ways forward that place transformative justice at the centre of inclusion efforts.
The project partners are Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, National Justice Museum, Bright Ideas Nottingham, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Midlands4Cities.