BEEE Dance and Heritage
PERFORM TRANSFORM will be a programme of heritage, arts and technology activities in Watford, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Royston museums uncovering and sharing stories of local residents with two years of events, residencies and exhibitions in the community, museums and on new digital platforms (2023 – 2024).
PERFORM TRANSFORM offers an opportunity to bring together artists, local museums and local communities to challenge the relationship between heritage and a sense of place and belonging. The mission of this project is to challenge inequality to cultural access and support members of our communities who experience disadvantage, to overcome barriers and offer a programme with tangible skills development and improved sense of wellbeing.
The project will include:
- Arts, storytelling and technology activities as the toolkit to engage with and interpret of heritage themes
- Tactile engagement with museum collections, to stimulate discussion and individual responses to themes
- The creation of a new app as a way to celebrate communities’ stories, museum collections and interpretations of heritage with the wider public.
PERFORM TRANSFORM is managed by BEEE Creative, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and is being produced in collaboration with Watford, Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, Royston Museums and Letchworth Heritage Foundation.