We asked Lumo Workshop three questions based around the festival theme:
What does the theme ‘Connection’ mean to you/your practice?
“As an organisation engaged in social practice, connection is central to how we approach our work. We are motivated by making connections between communities through involvement in the arts.”
Frequency Festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, where were you 10 years ago (creatively speaking)?
“We hadn’t formed Lumo Workshop ten years ago. Each of us having young families at the time, our creative focus was very much on work with new parents and those with very young children to encourage their involvement in the arts from a very young age. It was the beginning of our focus on working locally, through necessity as well as through identifying a need and opportunities on our doorsteps.”
How do you hope the arts build back better after the pandemic?
“It is clear that the arts have sustained us throughout the pandemic despite being one of the hardest hit. The Arts have shown incredible resilience and adaptability against all the odds. It is for the government now to nurture this essential sector so that all artists are given the tools to do what they do best.”
Visit Birchwood Connections page for more about the creative workshops in the lead up to Frequency and the digital artwork that will be showing on Cornhill and Birchwood during the festival.