Under Open Sky

Company number: 13639297

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Under Open Sky is not-for-profit social enterprise with a focus on community coastal engagement, through arts, cultural heritage, science and walking

The Under Open Sky programme explores the stories and culture of the changing coastlines of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and Lowestoft, Suffolk, whilst nurturing curiosity and nature-connection. We explore the ecosystems and cultural heritage of the sea through shared creative experiences, walking, citizen science and visiting experts (by experience & profession) bringing their own perspective on the coast

I started developing the concept of Under Open Sky in 2019. As part of this, I completed training in Beach School Practitioner Introduction, EarthWalks Leader and Outdoor First Aid, and I’m currently due to be awarded a Wild Beach Leader Level 3 qualification with Suffolk Wildlife Trust at the end of 2021

The Under Open Sky programme draws upon my experience of leading community arts projects, whilst being informed by coastal climate research, multi-disciplinary approaches and community perspectives. The programme explores art and ecology, imagination and science, together forming a slow seasonal programme that is bespoke to the cultural heritage, community and landscape of the locality

Projects & funding awarded:

December 2021, National Lottery Community Fund: Women Walking Wild – coastal, river and town walks around Great Yarmouth with women from Feathers Futures. The project will take place across Spring and Summer 2022, with a final exhibition in Autumn. The walking sessions will be co-led by Genevieve Rudd and a nature & environmental facilitator. The aim of the project is to nurture nature-connection, get to know the local area and find out more about the climate and coastal changes, through arts and citizen science activities