2023 - 2024
New Earth Theatre is the UK’s leading national British East and South East Asian touring theatre company, creating work informed by the artists and communities of East and South East Asian heritage living and working in the UK. This grant amplifies the story and legacy of Chinese seamen in Liverpool through engaging a wide range of people to research this history and leading a series of workshops, in response to the research, to generate creative responses and build a creative community around the story.
Support for a community-based process to plan and design a public art masterplan to interpret the significant stories of the historic sites of the Eng Family Homestead (one of the last remaining and most intact single-family homes in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle) and adjacent Canton Alley.
Support for a research and community-building project centered on facilitating relationships between multidisciplinary artists and history bearers (descendants, land stewards, family archivists and institutions). The research project will focus on 3 different themes: personal archives, family associations, the history of railroad construction and mining.