Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #3

April 10th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference Research | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects.

These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want to. Their motivations are diverse – from doing something because they believe it has a social, cultural or economic benefit to the community to more personal motivations such as developing new friendships, learning and gaining skills or because it is something they enjoy.

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Elliot Lord is the founder of Our Own Future, a group who have a community garden in Wednesfield which provides meaningful activity for local residents and promotes healthy eating. He also runs an enterprise called We Love Crafts selling the arts and crafts of local people. Elliot wants to give people hope that they can do things differently and for the benefit of everyone. He enjoys seeing opportunities being created from these projects and knowing that people have got something from them. Creativity in all forms is his passion and he wants to bring out the imagination in people.

You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.

 

 

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