WhittyGordon Projects are visual artists and filmmakers, Fiona Whitty and Jenny Gordon. WhittyGordon Projects was registered as a social enterprise in 2014. Registered in England and Wales. Charity number 09363015.
They met at Chelsea College of Art in 2009 and set up WhittyGordon Projects in 2011. Fiona is Irish and Jenny is British/Jamaican. As women from different backgrounds, they share common links and ethos. They are especially interested in working in underdeveloped areas and cities.
WhittyGordon look at people and culture. They communicate hopes and struggles of lives and communities trying to grapple with modern day living.
Their work draws upon many aspects of the human condition, identity, diaspora and migration.
Link to Gleaner newspaper article 2016
Link to Gleaner newspaper article 2015
WhittyGordon Productions offer unique arts participatory projects with hard-to-reach audiences and communities in London and internationally by breaking down barriers between art and social issues, encouraging people to tap into their creativity to help with different aspects of life and career development opportunities.
We work with community groups and organisations to help write funding applications and link with relevant stakeholder organisations and partners to deliver needed and relevant art and film projects.
Since 2011, WhittyGordon Projects have worked closely with communities to develop series of bespoke photography and moving image workshops, which addresses their individual needs.
We offer continued support - We don't just parachute in. We want to invest time with communities and help them grow. We have a genuine ethos of community-led activity where we encourage local ownership, individual responsibility and self-management.
We mentor young people we work with on an ongoing basis to give advice and support in areas of their lives and careers they would like to develop.
If you are interested in developing an art or film project with us please get in touch!
To see some of our socially engaged projects go to our page http://www.whittygordon.com/big-lottery/
Commissioners so far include The Arts Council England, Hackney Homes, The Big Lottery Fund and Open Vizor and we are very grateful for their support.