Flux Rotherham wants to establish a dynamic cultural democracy, ensuring that everyone has regular and frequent opportunities to experience high quality culture.
Flux Rotherham is one of 39 programmes being developed across England as part of the Creative People and Places programme. Creative People and Places is an Arts Council programme which focuses on parts of the country where involvement in creativity and culture is significantly below the national average. Each project is completely unique to its area and communities, testing how to grow arts provision in ways that are relevant and lasting.
Their mission is for Rotherham to be established as a dynamic cultural democracy, ensuring that everyone has regular and frequent opportunities to experience high quality culture and to explore and express their own creative ambitions, heritage and identity.
Flux Rotherham co-create arts with communities. Enabling everyday creativity, generosity of ideas, transformation of experiences and places.
Why we joined Without Walls
We’re firmly rooted in the North of England, in an area of high socio-economic deprivation, yet with bags of ambition and a desire for change.
Our own ambitions chime well and we are committed to the artistic ambitions of Without Walls and the partnership.
Key focusses for Flux Rotherham are:
- Sharing work in accessible outdoor spaces.
- Championing high quality experiences which may be new to many local residents of all ages.
- To programme work by artists representative of Rotherham communities, particularly those who are from the Global Majority.
- To share and experiment with digital and new technology in outdoor arts, which are accessible to our audiences and leave a legacy of skills and ambition particularly in our 16-25 audiences.
What's Happening at Flux Rotherham
Rotherham Skate + Arts Festival is co-produced with young people and turns the town centre into a giant skatepark, with art installations, creative workshops, music stages and an urban outdoor spectacle.
WOW Rotherham is part of the global WOW (Women of the World) Festival’s network celebrating women, girls, trans and non-binary communities. It features an eclectic series of events, talks, debates, workshops, mentoring and performances.
Ferham Festival is a wonderful community festival, held in Ferham Park, where local residents can enjoy performances, take part in workshops, hear live music and get involved in sport and dance. In 2022, the festival was programmed to celebrate Rotherham’s South Asian cultures and communities through dance, music, sport, crafts and food. In 2023 and onwards, the festival will celebrate the richness of Rotherham’s diverse cultures.