Thursday, February 11, 2016 was Open Day at Roaming Penzance. We were honoured with visits from both the Mayor of Penzance, David Nebesnuick, and his deputy, John Moreland. We welcomed old friends and new -- chatted, lunched, worked on drawings and paintings, as we always do. It felt like Roaming became just a little bigger.
Roaming CIC (Community Interest Company) centres on a set of values. It is officially a practice-led, not-for-profit arts company, formed on 26th April 2013. But in a broader sense it is the formalization of the very positive way a particular group of people at a particular time understood their ties to one another. Roaming represents an effort to extend such ties to others.
The main concern of Roaming CIC -- a company -- is the administration of Roaming Penzance --an activity. The company also undertakes other relatively short-term projects from time to time --artists' collaborations and research projects--so far very small. Roaming CIC is supported by directors, advisors and collaborators.
We will treat each other with respect regardless of race, creed, culture, disability, gender, sexuality or faith.
We want our project to be open, friendly, positive and accessible; safe enough for people to be themselves.
We work on a basis of trust and confidence in each other.
We want to be honest and open to ensure that we learn from our experiences.
Anyone coming to the group will be expected to participate with integrity.
We will offer information and technical guidance but we will not interfere with each other’s ideas and work.
We will sometimes work collaboratively and arrive at decisions by negotiation.