There’s an amazing number of people out there who are both up for a conversation, and interested in getting involved in Vox Liminis in one way or another. I’ve spent much of the last three and a half weeks having cups of coffee with folk!
I’ve met with two different people from Creative Scotland, one who gave lots of brilliant advice and contacts, and one who even offered some of his time – Ernesto Coro, Creative Scotland’s International Fellow, will write a blog post to introduce himself at some point soon.
I met with Jess Thorpe from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD if you like), who has developed theatre work in prisons over a number of years. She’s great, full of enthusiasm and experience. She got me in to Perth Prison last week to see a show they had produced. More on that in the next blog post – it was fantastic. I also met up with Anne from Faith in Throughcare, whose passion and experience I have a lot to learn from too.
I’ve spent time with musicians who have been involved in work in Polmont and Cornton Vale over the past year which I’ve managed for Impact Arts, and met a number of other musicians who might want to get involved from here. And had a great conversation with a volunteer I worked with in Hot Chocolate Trust, who has just moved back to Glasgow and might get involved in Vox Liminis.
The other major achievement of the last couple of weeks was applying for, and being successful in, The Social Innovation Incubator Award, which will give a number of peers, practical learning and support in the first year of Vox Liminis. It will also bring lots of other networking opportunities I’m sure.
It’s been amazing to see how open people are to getting on board with Vox Liminis! It all feels very possible!