Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid art in refuge project 💜

Our project with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid is now underway. 💜

FWFC members Carolyn Morton, Sarah Taylor Silverwood and Katy Sadler are delivering a programme of art activities for women aged 16 and up who are living in refuge.

The project will also include a print and online campaign to help raise awareness of domestic abuse, featuring contributions by Birmingham based poet Nafeesa Hamid and BSWA.

The art project provides opportunities for women to develop their creative skills and interests, to carve out much needed time for themselves, and to help (re)build confidence and self-esteem. It also offers a chance for women and staff to spend time together socially in covid safe ways. Feedback from our first sessions provided by Sarah and supported by BSWA staff has been lovely ❤️

This project has been made possible with generous support from Arts Council England.

EMPOWER BAB – over £1K raised for Baobab Women’s Project!

We are thrilled to announce that our EMPOWER BAB shop raised a fantastic £1422 which will all go directly to supporting the vital work of Baobab Women’s Project.

The EMPOWER BAB shop sold small, original, affordable artworks – made and donated by over 50 people responding to the word ’empower’ – and our limited edition EMPOWER BAB brooch.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated artwork, to everyone who made a purchase from our shop and to our team at FWFC who worked really hard on this fundraiser. You are all wonderful ❤️

Baobab Women’s Project are a West Midlands refugee and asylum seeker women’s advocacy project, working in solidarity with others for positive change. They focus on undocumented, asylum seeking and newly granted refugee women’s issues, particularly supporting women affected by gender violence and trafficking.

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