Community Hub Ipswich CIC (CHIp) has gained funding from Suffolk Archives Arrivals Project and Heritage Lottery Fund, to commission original artworks from four culturally diverse artists.

As part of Suffolk Archives’ Arrivals Project, CHIp has commissioned four Suffolk based artists who have personal experiences of migration. The artists include Flora Calivangue, Catalina Carvajal, Denda Divis, and Giovan Betska. The painters demonstrate a variety of styles and use different mediums, and all possess immense talent and skill in their craft.

“Representation and community are crucial in shaping our identity, self-worth, and capabilities,” said Flora. Catalina further explains, “The past 7 years in Suffolk have shaped my creative vision through cultural immersion.”

CHIp Studios is a new and inspiring centre dedicated to creating affordable and flexible working spaces for artists. Situated at 16 Turret Lane, the centre is designed to house a collaborative office space, art studios, and a sound studio for recording and practice.

CHIp Studios is proud to support and showcase the work of artists who have fascinating and important stories to tell, a special event at CHIp Community Hub 47 St Nicholas Street will be held in August to celebrate the project.

CHIp Studios is a dynamic creative space dedicated to empowering artists and fostering innovation. The creative hub opened its doors earlier this year to be a supportive environment where artists can collaborate, create, and thrive. It has been used as an artist, photography and video studio as well as an art exhibition space, CHIp Studios is committed to pushing the boundaries of creativity and making a positive impact on creative lives in Ipswich.

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