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The Imagine Collective

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community
london

Connects & supports local people, projects and ideas in the City of London.

About


The Imagine Fund

The Covid-19 pandemic prompted the Barbican Centre's Communities & Neighbourhoods Team to deepen their interaction with the surrounding area, forge new relationships and support its communities to create projects that would benefit the area and the lives of its residents. The Imagine Fund was developed out of this and offered 5 grants of £2000 and 5 grants of £500 to support local people to develop new ideas - creative, cultural or community based. All projects were welcome to apply and were judged by a panel of local representatives with a strong local interest.

We learnt a huge amount from this process and, building on this, we are excited to launch year 3 of the Imagine Fund.

Our team

Jacqueline Sw...

Core Contributor

Elena Symeou

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Jennifer Colwell

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Laura Rees

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Spare Ribs Club

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Leyla Tabrizi

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Aida Lahlou

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Jewellery Mak...

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Lula Mebrahtu

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Caroline Kennedy

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Madhumita Bose

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Marissa Mirel...

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from The Imagine Collective.

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Participatory creative activities diving into the vibrant world of the Caporales folk dance from ...

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A performance art group for adults in the city of london area, led by local artist Sophie William...

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An affordable film club with dynamic workshops and group discussions, supporting low-income and u...

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filmmaking workshops, and producing a film to giving young people of the global majority a platfo...

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Developing an ensemble of experimental electric / electronic trans and non-binary musicians; thro...

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Celebrating queer black British filmmakers based in and around the City of London

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Workshops centred around cloth and cultural identity through fashion that exists within the Carib...

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Founded by two POC queer women, WXMNS WORLD provides fitness & wellness workshops designed to cre...

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Creative workshops supporting underrepresented communities to spark conversations, raise awarenes...

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A survivor-led 12 month programme for those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence to ...

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A magazine reading group bringing people together to engage with local social issues. The group f...

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A local chess club at Portsoken Community Centre, encouraging community participation through tea...

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A drama and improvisation group at Golden Lane Estate community centre to support positive mental...

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Self-archiving & storytelling workshops to explore participants memory and identity through perso...

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A community of LGBTQ+ Barbican residents to foster connection and combat loneliness.

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A local singing group celebrating Ukraining music and culture. “Spivanka” translates to “sing-alo...

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A pot to support the Imagine Panel with any emerging access needs

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Programme of music events, covering educational, social, performance and wellbeing areas. Aim is ...

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A short film tackling themes of identity and multiculturalism.

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A monthly meeting for women and those assigned female at birth, to safely explore the topics of p...

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Fusing oral testimony of current residents with local, black-history narratives.

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Producing a free family-friendly day-time music event called ‘RISE Day of Music’ in August at a b...

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Sustainable photography workshops for asylum seekers living in Barbican and Whitechapel.

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Connecting vulnerable Latin American migrant women to feel confident to use the internet to conne...

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Developing a triology music video project that references the life and art of Vincent van Gogh.

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Course of workshops for young people and adults experiencing mental ill health whose wellbeing an...

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Discussion group on community, commons and collective action

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Chinese reading group to promote awareness and understanding of the most advanced and cutting-edg...

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A series of creative workshops for diaspora from the Global South around climate awareness raisin...

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BGMIE's first networking event, at Soho House. Celebrating the accomplishments of black gay men i...

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Artist LULA.XYZ will develop a theatre show presented in Tigrinya, with a cinematic sensibility, ...

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Opera singer Caroline Kennedy will deliver a programme of personalised Operatic performances for ...

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This project will offer mind-stimulating creative activities for disadvantaged people of any ages...

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Babes in Development is an incubator and development space for Black women/non-binary creatives.

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A community participatory theatre project that interrogates the question of "how are you?" for pe...

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The Golden Lane Jewellery Making Club is weekly, 3 hour evening class teaching local menopausal l...

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A show exploring what it takes to be a professional musician, from parental expectations to the c...

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A recipe archive of traditional fermented food preparations that reflects "US" - the people who m...

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Spare Ribs Club is a feminist book and supper club based in central London (SE1).

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A visual lexicon of life on Golden Lane Estate. With just five words each what will our word clou...

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A group for beginners/intermediates meeting regularly to share creativity and friendship while se...

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The aim of Music Together is to create a friendly and nurturing community for less experienced mu...

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The Fidget Wrist Cuffs project creates fun, colourful and tactile sensory objects for children su...

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Creating a diverse, supportive and inclusive platform for community voices.

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10 sensory art workshops with the City Memory Group based at the Golden Lane Community Centre.

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Budget


Transparent and open finances.

-£375.00 GBP
Approved
Invoice #212149
-£20.00 GBP
Approved
Reimbursement #211854
-£225.00 GBP
Approved
Reimbursement #211624
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Today’s balance

£25,341.37 GBP

Total raised

£102,500.00 GBP

Total disbursed

£77,158.63 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£40,000.00 GBP