Love Acton

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    Love Acton

    Make Your Mark On Acton

    The Love Acton project encouraged people from the local community to get creative. Helping us to produce an Acton 'brand' to be used throughout town for the summer of 2012!

    2 month timescale to inform, engage and involve Acton people: 29 art workshops, 186 taking part actively designing, 28 creative sessions, 10 public events involving 350 people, 8 digitalisation opportunities, 5 Youth Projects, 102 participating organisations & 1,000?s attending our final celebration.

    Acton Community Forum and Acton Arts Forum were commissioned by Ealing Council to develop the following exciting community art projects as the 'Love Acton' campaign:

    ?    'Love Acton' logo
    ?    'Art in the bag'
    ?    Town centre banners
    ?    Town centre mural
    ?    Town centre event flags 
    ?    Acton Traders Group logo

    These projects formed a part of and complemented a wider range of town centre improvement projects funded by the Mayor of London?s Outer London Fund and Ealing Council.

    All the 'Love Acton' campaign projects had to:

    • involve as many Acton residents as possible during conception and creation
    • help people appreciate and explore Acton?s unique qualities ? including local heritage, local shopping, community facilities, strong and diverse community spirit ? and identify what makes it distinctive
    • lift the spirits of those who see the artwork, as well as the spirits of those who are involved in its creation
    • look cool, be of high quality and represent and complement Acton?s character, community, appeal and heritage
    • be (if appropriate) weather resistant, robust and vandal proof
    • require little or no maintenance or cleansing
    • age gracefully

    Anyone of any age could contribute to the 'Love Acton' campaign and contributions came in any form, including paintings, prints, photography, graphics, poems.

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    Funded by

    The Outer London Fund

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    Project organizer

    Rachel Pepper