Canopy is a creative network in the Forest of Dean that supports a wide range of cultural activities to thrive. We seek to embed the arts into society on every level, by developing effective networks and meaningful engagement between artists, communities and businesses.
In short, we want to ensure that the arts are accessible to all. We support artists, audiences and participants to engage in the arts in countless ways. Expect to experience innovative, surprising, exciting and high-quality arts, unique to this very particular place.
- we celebrate the unique qualities of Forest people and places through creative practices
- we aim to be economically and environmentally sustainable in all we do
- we seek to develop a strong, accessible cultural community in the Forest of Dean
- we support and profile contemporary arts in the area
Canopy is here to support the rich variety of forest creatives : artists, poets, musicians, performers, makers & designers. Please share your events and thoughts on our Facebook group.
Canopy host a range networking events, from group walks, Zoom get-togethers, cafe chats to larger showcase events. Check our Eventbrite page.
We would love to hear and see what you are creating. Please tag us on Instagram with #canopycreativenetwork.
Canopy is committed to equality, inclusion and creating better lives for all. Canopy stands with the Black community and other minority ethnic communities against all forms of racism, whether overt, insidious or structural. We believe it is no longer enough to simply stand up and condemn racism: we must be actively anti-racist. We encourage our members to do the same. Our full statement can be found on our blog here . You can download our Diversity and Equality policy here.
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