WEL receives funding from the City of Sydney for UNSEEN, a multi-media project sharing
the hidden experiences of women’s homelessness
WEL is excited to announce that we have received funding of $50,000 from the City of Sydney for UNSEEN, an exciting first-person story telling art project to increase awareness of women’s homelessness.
The project is funded through the City’s CBD Activation Grants program and other philanthropic contributions, including a contribution directly from WEL, and is a collaboration with internationally recognised human rights artist Belinda Mason of Blur Projects.
Since 2000, Belinda has conceptualised, produced and presented high quality socio-cultural multimedia projects for national and international audiences which focus on the topics of sexuality, disability, identity and violence.
The UNSEEN project will bring photographic and video story-telling, performance, writing, art making and other activities to the city for one week of each month from March to December 2021, starting in the week of International Women’s Day. UNSEEN will highlight the issues of homelessness among women of all ages, including the factors that lead to women’s homelessness, including poverty, domestic and other violence, discrimination and other disadvantage.
The first UNSEEN event will be in the city in March, to coincide with International Women’s Day. More details about this and subsequent UNSEEN events will be provided about in future newsletters and on WEL’s website.