Our Place

Junction Arts, in association with 6 arts organisations from across 4 counties, are thrilled to be delivering Our Place which showcases the people and places of the East Midlands, through the arts.

Our Place commissioned 7 artist residencies in 7 communities across the region to co-create new work that is representative of ‘place’. We were delighted to be working with our project partners and to pilot new ways of working together: City Arts (Nottingham), High Peak Community Arts (High Peak), People Express (Swadlincote), Soft Touch Arts (Leicester), Surtal Arts (Derby) and The Hub (Sleaford).
The project was inspired by ‘Our World’, the first live, global TV broadcast in June 1967 that connected five continents by satellite. The broadcast invited international artists to perform and represent their respective countries and Our World is most famous for the segment from the UK, which ended with the Beatles performing ‘All You Need is Love’ for the first time.

The new work created through each residency has been brought together into a feature length film by Director Chris Bevan, co-curated by Junction Arts and our partners and artists to showcase a diversity of artforms, cultures and communities that make up our diverse East Midlands.

The project has a number of aims:

  • To support artists by creating artist residencies and opportunities for delivery.
  • To celebrate communities, culture, diversity and their unique talents.
  • To build new connections across communities.

Watch the trailer here below.

Our Place is a partnership project led by Junction Arts and only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.