The Memory Box project is an ArtHouse Jersey commission designed by digital artist Thomas Buckley to reach older members of our community who may be lonely or socially isolated, by bringing a unique theatrical experience directly into people’s homes within all COVID restrictions.
ArtHouse Jersey is currently offering a programme of online classes with skilled artists that people can participate in from the comfort of their own living room. This helps to keep the community as a whole creative, while removing some potential participatory barriers that might ordinarily exist within the physical set up.
Our ‘Mavericks’ programme brings performing arts classes to children of school age with special educational needs.Through dance, movement, singing and acting, these classes deliver a meaningful impact on the lives of participants who would otherwise find the performing arts inaccessible.
This project was designed in direct response to an identified need from key experts from the Department of Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES) for there to be a more equal provision of cultural and creative activities for children across the primary sector.
From 1 – 19 April 2020, ArtHouse Jersey invited the whole island, regardless of their perceived skill level, to create a daily sketch related to nineteen themes designed around the new world COVID-19 had created. This online gallery documents the incredible response we had to the challenge.