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Celebrating Success

Monday, 03 December 2007

The Making's first newsletter

...keeping you up to date with groundbreaking work happening in the region. Read all about our pioneering family learning programme, The Theatre of Making, our work in schools and the community, and our support for professional makers as the South East's Craft Education Development Agency.

Download the newsletter here TheMakingNewsletter.pdf The Making Newsletter.pdf (819.26 KB)

Works of art for the new Everest Community College

Monday, 03 September 2007

Installation of first public art commission

We are delighted to announce the installation of the first of six major public art commissions for the new landmark school buildings at Everest Community College in Basingstoke, funded jointly by the Arts Council's Grants for the Arts and Hampshire County Council.

Local artist Linda Hasking's giant photo montage is now in place. She is one of the eight high-profile artists to have been commissioned by The Making to produce piece of artwork for the new college.

Linda Hasking mural installation
Photo: Linda Hasking

The Making Scoops 'Creativity' Award

Friday, 20 July 2007

A Place to be Proud of Awards, Basingstoke 2007

"An organisation with its 'finger on the pulse' of Basingstoke and Deane scooped the Creativity Award for its dedication to bringing the community together through the arts."

Basingstoke Gazette, Thursday July 19, 2007.

Margaret Benton, Director of The Making, accepted the award on behalf of The Making's project team and board. The judges said "The Making reaches so far into the community, giving everyone the opportunity to develop their creativity. It also brings money into Basingstoke with its impressive fundraising activities."

Willow Sculptures Installed

Monday, 29 January 2007

Students from Fort Hill Community School have now completed their first Street Art project with The Making - willow sculptures for the school grounds. The students worked with horticulturist and willow artist Angela Morley and the sculptures were created over a six week period on Wednesday afternoons.

All four woven structures made of willow and other natural materials are now on display in the central garden. Deputy Head Teacher Gill Waller said "this is a wonderful opportunity to allow the students to develop skills and to make a real contribution to the physical environment of the school”.

To read more about the project on the school's website visit click here.

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£155K awarded by Big Lottery Fund

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

We are delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund have awarded The Making a major grant in support of Street Art. To find out more about our Big Lottery Fund award, please read our attached press release issued on the 28th February 2006.

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More information on the Big Lottery Fund.

Learning & Skills Council award £ 10K ESF Global Grant to The Making

Monday, 31 October 2005

The Making are delighted to announce that they have been successful in their funding bid to The Learning & Skills Council for a £ 10,000 Global Grant from the European Social Fund. The grant will support the Popley Pavilion Project, a one year pilot youth arts community project that will be run in 2006.


Wednesday, 03 August 2005

A £2,000 grant has been awarded in support of The Making's Art Ahoy series of workshops, organised as part of The Reading Agency's national campaign The Reading Voyage.

The Making in partnership with Basingstoke Library has organised four Saturday art clubs for kids aged 7-11 years, throughout the month of August. The art clubs provide a fun learning environment for kids, and aim to inspire more of them to take part in The Reading Voyage this summer.

For more details on Art Ahoy please visit our Calendar.