Our mission is to create and coordinate an annual carnival in Sheffield. A free, family friendly inclusive event incorporating vibrant costumes, a street parade, music, food and cultural activities which reflects the diverse range of international cultures within the city.
We aim to:
- Increase access to and participation in carnival arts
- Nurture interest in the diverse cultural heritage of carnival
- Bring the community together by providing a conduit to promote community cohesion.
- Strive for excellence in the development of skills and knowledge of carnival arts
We will accomplish this by
- Developing strategic partnerships with local arts and culture organisations to develop their skills and knowledge of carnival arts enabling them to promote and sustain carnival artist skills
- Engaging with the local community, schools, colleges and universities to increase access to and participation in carnival arts in order to develop and showcase local skills and talent
- Encouraging participation of people both young and old, from a range of diverse backgrounds to get involved in carnival activities and express themselves through the medium of carnival arts, in order to foster community cohesion
- Share, celebrate and promote the heritage and culture of carnival in order to engage and excite diverse audiences and participants.