About The Project

Finding Friends is a research and consultation project which sets out to identify the key needs, customs, challenges, and opportunities with relation to the integration and representation of local ethnic minority groups in Test Valley’s cultural context.

The project aims to identify the key players at the local level, and develop partnerships to make changes and achieve a lasting impact.

The research findings will be used for developing a strategy to make TVAF and other Test Valley based cultural organisations more inclusive in the future, and to increase representation of culturally diverse communities in the local cultural offering.

Dr Meg Peterson and Sara Rizzo, both of 21 Artists were commissioned to carry out the research. 

The Outcomes

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Click to watch the presentation given to the community by 21 Artists summarising their initial findings and recommendations.

59mins – subtitles available

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The Next Steps

An action group, including representatives from all the different communities, organisations and partners will be developed to ensure that this work is developed into something tangible. 

If you would like to know more about how to get involved please contact rebecca@testvalleyarts.org