To celebrate its first year of operation With One Voice, the international arts and homelessness movement is staging a series of events around the UK to launch and share landmark research and resources it has created with and for the global arts and homelessness sector.
The charity, born out of a London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project within Streetwise Opera, went independent in 2019 in order to expand its work around the world. It is the only organisation in the world that works at the intersection of arts and homelessness globally and one of the few homelessness organisations in the world with 50% of board and staff made up of people who are or have been homeless.
With One Voice uses creativity to strengthen projects, influence policy and help people thrive, not just survive.
The programme of events includes:
The Cultural Spaces Responses to Homelessness Capacity Building Programme launch at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 19 March from 1:00 pm.
The Programme is based on international research and comprises of a free toolkit and a training package supporting venues to deepen access to people who are or have been homeless.
This afternoon of talks includes sharing of findings and tools and a panel discussion with partners Museum of Homelessness and flagship venue Manchester Museum.