The ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September 2015 at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre will mark the beginning of a year-long series of events and projects created and led by Inverkeithing Arts Initiative. These will be held set in and around Inverkeithing, under the title: sustain:ability

The ‘year of sustain:ability’ events and projects will focus on many different interpretations of the word sustain and how we attain sustainability or find sustenance in our lives, as individuals and as a community, particularly through the application and practice of, involvement and interaction with the Creative Arts

Sustain – verb: to support, hold, bear up from below, bear the weight of, undergo or experience, endure without giving way, keep going as an action or process, supply with food, drink and other necessities of life, to provide for…

We’ll be asking lots of questions:  How does creative practice sustain people economically, environmentally, socially, in terms of health and wellbeing, and in building different types of community? How do creative activities contribute to the wellbeing and health of those who participate, and to the community in general? We’ll examine how we can all contribute to a sustainable economy by buying local produce and handmade items. We also want to ask: who are the people in our lives who sustain us, and how how can we each contribute to the sustain:ability of other people in our communities?

We’ll be hosting and arranging art & craft workshops, community-based projects, interactions between the public and practicing makers, and opportunities for local makers to exhibit and sell their work.

To contact us with your thoughts and feedback on the ‘year of sustain:ability‘ email us