The Churchill Fellowship is the UK’s national memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. It promotes the global exchange of ideas and understanding between people through the work of the fellows appointed each year to undertake a research project in their field of interest and skills. These include Arts, Community, Citizenship, Environmental, Education, Governance, Public Provision, and Science and technology.
With the intention of building his work through the Slambarz Project, he founded through Hive in 2017, Dominic has been awarded a Churchill Fellow to visit the USA and Europe to research engagement between arts and communities, and how organisations implement restorative practices to shape positive life paths for vulnerable and underrepresented young people.
Dominic says of his support from Hive:
“Since its inception, Hive has nurtured my creativity and evolved me into a highly capable practitioner in the arts. Through Hive, I’ve been able to explore many brilliant opportunities and built up my confidence and skills – everything from hosting poetry events and being a steering board member, to volunteering at festivals. But it’s the belief Vicky Morris at Hive has had in me that has really been a catalyst in where I am now and what I’m ready to do next. Her support and mentorship, navigating the arts and building my community, have been truly priceless. Thank you and thanks to Hive.”
Dominic sayings of his Fellowship:
“The purpose of my fellowship is to research and explore how other organisations creatively engage with communities to overcome cultural barriers, isolation, trauma, violence and crime. My personal experiences have shaped my vision to build safe, inclusive environments for young people to thrive in. Scarcity of creative provisions often leads to misguided youth, which sadly decays communities. My Fellowship will help us to innovate new ways of tackling this universal issue.”