News and Resources
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Announcing a new partnership with Paul Hamlyn Foundation
We’re delighted to be partnering with social justice grant maker Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) to develop a three year exploratory research and development programme working with young people, multi-disciplinary artists and youth-focused organisations.
A Sense of Green: The Púca
Bernadette McBride reflects on A Sense of Green via poetry, inspired by the púca: a creature of Celtic, English, and Channel Islands folklore.
New collaboration exploring the modern state of masculinity
All about our collaboration What Does He Need?, a long-running Dublin-based collaborative arts project, exploring how men and boys are shaped by and influence the world they live in.
Conversations Over a Brew: Season 3, Episode 3
Radha D’Souza and Youngsook Choi discuss their research interests, that converge at the intersection of climate crisis and colonialism.
Conversations Over a Brew: Season 3, Episode 2
We hear from Dr. Fiona Whelan and artist Lucy Powell, who both employ the act of listening as a central tool in their work.
With For About: Care and the Commons Resources
A collection of resources from our 2023 conference, exploring the interconnectedness between humans, nature, place and land within the context of conflicting crises.
Arts Award programme for Merseyside Schools
Heart of Glass Producer Nat Hughes has been busy creating and leading an Arts Award programme for a local school. What is arts award and how can you get involved?
Paul Harfleet's Gentle References and the Birds of Macbeth
For A Sense of Green, we've invited artist Paul Harfleet to share his knowledge of birds with communities in St Helens and Knowsley. Here he explains how he creates his artwork and 'gentle references'.
St Helens, Knowsley and Liverpool artists join A Sense of Green events programme
We’re excited to announce five new Prototype artists who will present new work as part of A Sense of Green. They are: Rebecca Ainsworth, Benjamina Albanese, John Maguire, Laura Kate Pontefract and Becca Rauer.
Announcing our A Sense of Green events programme
A sensory journey through the peat bogs, fungi, trees and vegetable patches of St Helens and Knowsley!
Listen: Telling the Human Tales of Halewood
Listen along to six audio interviews with residents of Halewood, speaking to artist Frances Disley for the project Following the Roots: Stories of Halewood, a public sculpture trail in Halewood Triangle Park.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for new Strong Women project
We are delighted to announce that Heart of Glass has been awarded a grant of £95,998 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, to develop a new art project celebrating women in St Helens and Knowsley, and street art. Apply for a mentorship by Sunday 28th May.
Unpacking the themes and inspiration behind this year’s With For About conference
With the sixth edition of With For About just around the corner, here’s some information about why we’ve put together this year’s conference, why we chose Court Hey Park as our venue, and why you should join us!
Announcing support for five new Prototype Projects
Following 26 brilliant applications in autumn 2022, we are delighted to announce that we will be supporting five Prototype Projects, collaborating with St Helens and Knowsley -based artists.
New funding from British Council to support long-term ecological grief project
We're excited to announce support from British Council which will allow us to develop our ongoing collaboration with artist Youngsook Choi on her latest long-term project: In Every Bite of the Emperor.