17th May 2014
The Citizens Wallpaper is a safe space where people visually express themselves in confidence about themselves, their experiences, discoveries and memories. It encourages us to celebrate our differences through creativity.
Our society is changing. Art and media have an important part to play in inspiring and shaping a positive future for all. The Citizens Wallpaper engages communities in expressing identity and citizenship. It highlights topics such as ecology, politics, identity and memory. The results are exhibited in local and neutral spaces, thus bringing different viewpoints together.
The Citizens Wallpaper reflects serious contemporary issues. It explores modern cultural connections by sharing extracts from personal stories, giving a powerful voice to communal experiences.
Supported and sponsored by, Big Lottery, Good Relations Council, Community Relations Council, Department Of Foreign Affairs Dublin. Office of the First & Second Ministers. Allied Irish Bank, Ulster Bank.
Our Citizens Wallpaper exhibitions reach out to all communities in UK, Ireland, Europe and the US.
Apac is established to advance education, and to use the visual and performing arts as a means to promote good citizenship and good community relations; and in particular:
a) to advance education concerning the history, cultures, traditions and the lives of the people of Europe, and of other parts of the World;
b) to provide the general public, and especially young people, with an opportunity for self-expression through the visual and performing arts to communicate their experiences and concerns to a wider audience;
c) to use the visual and performing arts as a medium for promoting understanding, tolerance and respect between individuals, communities, cultures and nations.
d) to work with educational establishments in promoting these aims.