The Travelling Heritage Bureau of Displaced Women Artists is an exciting and innovative project undertaken through a series of workshops, public activities, a film, sound piece, archive installation with Digital Women’s Archive North CIC (DWAN) and contributing to the development of collaborative art works for forthcoming textiles exhibition by Alice Kettle at the Whitworth Art Gallery in 2018-19.

The collective actions and practice of the Travelling Heritage Bureau will address both the need to ensure the participation of women artists in contributing to arts archives, and the additional complexities of displacement for undertaking arts archive development.

Working with displaced women artists located in Manchester, Greater Manchester and the North West, the project will also generate digital documentation and outputs for sharing the work further afield.

The overarching aim is to empower women artists who are displaced to share their cultural heritage and methods of self-archiving. Additionally, it aims to change attitudes and behaviours towards displaced peoples through methods of feminist practice. Finally, the project will generate new methods for archives, collections and heritage sites to engage with displaced practitioners.

This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)