Arts as a gateway to inclusion and feeling at home

Notes & Ideas

  • Not depended on language.

  • Sharing can happen across language barriers.

  • Different arts and crafts can be shared happily.

  • Arts and crafts together create a happy place and reduce isolation.

  • Sharing happens organically not geography specific.

  • Global - podcasts and expertise so accessible.

  • A way to meet others.

  • Ready-made groups doesn't cost a lot.

  • Piggyback possibilities.

  • Lived language learning experience.

  • Can lead to making money Etsy, craft show.

  • Islanders learn The Buzz.

  • Newcomer quilt for the legislature.

  • Arts and culture can lead to immigration. Ex::Anne

  • Making instruments. Ways of encouraging artists to work together.

  • Traditional Chinese chess

  • Pizza Hut free course 4 JK style extension.

  • Bringing people to Ballet, Theater, music, Symphony


  • What is the data, of numbers of artists selling? How can we learn about the artist crafts groups that do exist?

  • How do we encourage these groups to welcome and invite newcomers?

  • Are there social media resources available through pre-existing groups?


  • Direct newcomers towards Arts and Crafts groups.

  • Approach Community Schools to hold a campaign.

  • Bring a neighbor / newcomer along with you to Community School.

  • A newcomer night.

Take Aways

TPI newcomers group in the loop to inform newcomers.