What is Contaɪnər?
Contaɪnər Projects is a new artists initiative in the heart of Woodbridge, Suffolk. We offer a socially inclusive program of creative workshops and events for the community of Woodbridge and the surrounding area. We aim to deliver a high quality and dynamic program with a mixture of low cost and free activities.
Our premises are located in one of the shipping containers on the site of the former Youth Centre, opposite Kingston Playing Field.
The project is a creative response to the Covid crisis, where we felt the need to use our creativity as artists to reach out to the community. Our plan is to develop an adaptable program, where we are able to safely deliver exhibitions and workshops within the ongoing restrictions. Our longer term vision is to be able to deliver our program from the container itself and to make use of our wonderful location set alongside the park and river Deben.
We aim to inspire a lifelong engagement with the arts through positive learning experiences. We also aim to support social networks within the community through our creative programming.
Contaɪnər Projects cultural program will focus on youth provision, families and new parents, as well as projects with rural communities and after-school clubs and holiday workshops.
We are keen to fully engage with our community, taking advice and consultation to help inform our program. We are always open to exploring and developing new partnerships and collaborations so please do get in touch if you’re a member of the community or organisation wishing to contribute to our programming.
We are committed to the 2010 Equality Act and 1998 Human Rights Act by developing an organisational culture that respects equality and human rights and welcomes and respects difference and diversity in all aspects of our work.
All of our team have up-to-date enhanced DBS checks.
We would like to thank East Suffolk Council, Councillor Rachel Smith-Lyte and Councillor Ray Herring for supporting this project and our programming. This project is also grateful for the support of the charity Home-Start.
Contaɪnər Projects was founded by May Cornet, Alice Andrea Ewing and Emily Richardson in 2020.