YA Microgrants: Liz Von Graevenitz

First update from artist Liz Von Graevenitz about her forthcoming project supported through a YA Microgrant:

After travelling around Slovakia for a number of years, I have become increasingly interested in the Roma community and would like to understand more about their culture. I am hoping to meet and build close working relationships with members of the Roma community living in Sheffield.

My aim is to bring out the voices of the local Roma people, those who are interested in being involved in this project. Through my research I hope to give glimpse into the traditions, values and lifestyles of the Roma in Sheffield. The research will be spontaneous and is all about meeting people, sharing stories, music and ideas to create a conversation.

photograph: European Rainbow Gathering in Slovakia 2012, Liz Von Graevenitz