Ms Boyd nominated for Best Arts Project in the National Lottery Awards!
Ms Boyd, our part-time Art Technician, created The Creative Butterfly Project as a Community Artist, for women survivors of domestic abuse.
Her aim was to enable the participants to increase their confidence and self-esteem to rebuild who they were after surviving adversity. Using expressive art processes they have created work that shows how strong they are now, and they have had several exhibitions at various venues in Bradford, such as Bradford College, Kala Sangam and a planned exhibition at Shipley Library in August.
Ms Boyd initially presented her idea of facilitating just 3 creative workshops (voluntarily) to the Bradford based charity 'Staying Put' in May 2016. The Creative Butterfly Project was a great success and Staying Put applied for lottery funding for it to run for a year.
The Creative Butterfly Project has been nominated for the National Lottery Awards, which celebrates good causes and community projects across the country. It is one project out of seven in the Arts Category that the public can vote for to win the overall prize of £5,000 (for the project) and a trophy, as well as appearing on The One Show!
Here is a link to a short video Ms Boyd has created sharing her group's thoughts on the Creative Butterfly Project:
Ms Boyd would love for you to vote for her group and it would mean a great deal to the women who attend and have flourished as a result.< Back to all news stories