This is was the third year of Art Alive. For 2010 we were a little different from the previous two years as we wanted to concentrate on school extra-curricular activities linked to churches as extension classrooms. The underlying objectives remained the same:
- Promoting mainly rural locations through built heritage and linked arts and heritage craft.
- Encouraging local use of the church for a diverse range of activities.
Norfolk has over 600 historic churches, many in very deprived rural areas, and Art Alive aims to show what was used in the building of these churches and in their
artefacts in terms of arts and heritage craft. Also to link to today to show that arts and heritage crafts are very much alive and are still much needed in restoration and also in new commissions. The church in the past was the centre of the community and through Art Alive we aim to demonstrate how it can be restored to this situation, especially where there is now no other major building in the village. In 2010 we worked with ten to eleven churches and their communities across the county. We ran workshops for children and their families and friends in addition to live art or craft demonstrations.