Supporting the Arts in the Forest of Dean

Micro-Commissions awarded

We are very happy to announce that our four Micro-commission have been awarded to:

Coleford Library’s Innovation Lab are supporting Thomas Chapman, the LEC and Laurie Cousins. We are all excited to see how these projects develop and I’ll post updates here and on Canopy’s Instagram.

Thomas Chapman sketches

Bursary recipients

We had a high number of applications and the decision of who got what was literally the luck of the draw – we used a randomizer app to decide who got what. The bursaries vary in size and are more about helping creatives explore new ways of working, or supporting current practice. There are ten recipients:

  • Kim Kaos towards woodturning training
  • Lizzie Godden for making new textile works with bark and leaves
  • Jill Raymond (Ray) for printing tuition @theyardprintstudio
  • Henry Jackson towards tools for his new foundary
  • Chez Dunfois for researching local history for new lyrics and music
  • Jeanie Leslie for materials for stained-glass
  • Anna Mcloughlin (Anna Fine Jewellery) towards jewellery tools
  • Wendy Daniels to support exhibiting Making Connections, Birds and Birdsong
  • Andy Squiff to aid creation of a poetic film.
  • Phoebe Stonechild (Wye Macramé) for new Macramé work inspired by the forest.
  • Melanie Benn to research a Robin Hood dance film

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Recent Blog posts

These Strange Days Zine

Canopy’s first Drawing Attention micro-commission has arrived! Sally Jenkinson’s These Strange Days zine, a collection of lockdown-inspired poetry, can be found at Hips Social Hub (Lydney), The Coffee Shop (Bream), Greenville Coffee (Cinderford).

Black Lives Matter #BLM

CANOPY is committed to equality, inclusion and creating better lives for all.  CANOPY stands with the Black community and other minority ethnic communities against all forms of racism, whether overt, insidious or structural. We believe it is no longer enough to simply stand up and condemn racism: we must be actively anti-racist. We encourage ourContinue reading “Black Lives Matter #BLM”


People

A canopy networking event

Canopy is here to support the rich variety of forest creatives : artists, poets, musicians, performers, makers & designers. Please share your events and thoughts on our Facebook group.

Network

Acoustic Ceiling Installation by Rob Olins

Canopy host a range networking events, from group walks, Zoom get-togethers, cafe chats to larger showcase events. Check our Eventbrite page.

Creativity

Embroidery by Sara Rickard

We would love to hear and see what you are creating. Please tag us on Instagram with #canopycreativenetwork.

Canopy is committed to equality, inclusion and creating better lives for all. Canopy stands with the Black community and other minority ethnic communities against all forms of racism, whether overt, insidious or structural. We believe it is no longer enough to simply stand up and condemn racism: we must be actively anti-racist. We encourage our members to do the same. Our full statement can be found on our blog here . You can download our Diversity and Equality policy here.


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