Based in the heart of Cardiff Bay, BHAC is a unique, innovative scheme. Our work, which began in 1987, involves local people in collaboration with professional researchers, artists and media workers.
People's histories, together with cultural democracy, are the backbone of our work. BHAC collects, preserves, copies and utilises oral histories, old photographs and other documents; organises community education courses and works with schools and community groups.
Our goals include the following:
to ensure that the social and cultural history of Cardiff Docklands, one of Britain's most famous communities, is carefully collected and preserved for posterity.
to collect and preserve this history with the active involvement of local residents
to creatively use visual arts and media arts to produce educational materials, exhibitions and programmes based on our archive that are interesting and accessible to a broad audience
to contribute to multi-cultural and multi-racial awareness
to help people from inner-city Cardiff acquire education and training that will allow them to participate meaningfully in the new Cardiff docklands
to facilitate positive interaction, based on understanding and respect, between the old and new communities of Cardiff Bay – through courses, exhibitions, publications and other activities
to create a Bay People's Museum & Arts Centre as a substantial contribution to the regeneration of Cardiff docklands.
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