Amistad, which means ‘Friendship’ in Spanish, is a community creative arts project which confronts and tackles the issues of loneliness and isolation, developed and delivered by Luma Creations, Liverpool.
AMISTAD is funded through the Big Lotteries Community Fund
The project will target three specific groups; the Elderly, Refugees and Latin American Families; which Luma Creations has identified through its projects over the past couple of years, as some of the most vulnerable and therefore likely to experience severe loneliness and isolation.
“Loneliness is crippling, the monotony, the never-ending cycle of day after day, week after week of not seeing or speaking to another person” BBC, Amazing Humans. Through a series of events and creative arts workshops, individuals and families will be engaged and encouraged to participate in activities that enable them to share their stories, experiences, gain new friendships, develop transferable skills, celebrate their roots, their families and their communities. Breaking through barriers such as language, education and trauma, some of the most isolated people in Liverpool will have their voices heard.