October 13, 2016

Foundation Housing gets Expressive for Anti Poverty Week

Foundation Housing is once again supporting the music and arts event Expressitval which aims to highlight the issue of disadvantage during national Anti Poverty Week and give a voice to those who may be experiencing hardship.

Expressitval’s organisers believe that by bringing together the community through arts and music, they are removing barriers to community engagement.   It is also designed to build awareness, encourage connectedness and build resiliency into low socioeconomic communities.

Foundation Housing’s Manager of Impact and Innovation, Tom Tolchard said that these values and aspirations aligned well to those of the organisation, who are sponsors of the event.

“We’ve encouraged our tenants to get involved in Expresstival.  Some will be producing artwork at the event, while others might just like to come along and enjoy all that is on offer at the free event,” Tom said.

“Foundation Housing will also be challenging the event’s audience to think about what home means to them and express that in a fun ‘selfie booth’ we’ll be running.”

Expresstival takes place on 22 October in Forrest Place, Perth and will feature bands, live art projects, food stalls and a human library.  To find out more visit expresstival.com or facebook.com/Expresstival