Aldershot based artist Susan Merrick has recently secured Arts Council funding to become the West End Centre’s new Associate Artist.
The funding will be used as a part of a research and development project to engage with the local community as well as existing groups that use the centre, to create fresh ideas and proposals. She will also be working with local artists and audiences to develop the centre’s artist programme to increase the variety and diversity of performances.
Susan has been working within the local community by running her project Statements in Semaphore, which provided workshops for organisations who support isolated women. This has created a safe space for people’s experiences to be interpreted through performance.
“I am looking forward to meeting local artists and groups over the next six months to develop the West End Centre's creative offer. The Arts Council funding will allow me to develop my current work supporting isolated women as well as ensuring that the West End Centre has an exciting programme moving forward,” Susan Merrick.
Susan will be based at the West End Centre for six months, working on a part time basis.