Residency

I have worked as a writer and artist with a range of organisations such as Lets Go Global, B Arts, Northern Ballet Theatre, The Arvon Foundation and Contact (young people’s theatre) and with a range of participants, from those with little experience of the arts and creative writing, to those aspiring to become artists and writers. My projects and residencies include a diverse range of groups, including women’s groups and youth groups.

Aberdeen Music Hall

With poet and artist Sarah Hymas we have created ‘The Seventh Door’, an immersive walk connected to Aberdeen’s famous Music Hall.
Part of Stepping Out with Aberdeen Performing Arts; a project to create work inspired by the building and its history and deliver inspiring workshops for young people around Aberdeen.
The work will be launched as part of Granite Noir taking place in Aberdeen in February 2017

Q42 – LGBTQ+ Project for Young People

I am currently working with 42nd Street as a Digital Artist on Q42, a LGBTQ+ digital project for 13-18 year olds across Greater Manchester. We are working with leading artists and movers and shakers from the creative media sector to co-design and produce a new digital platform to connect and build an innovative online network. Q42 will be created by LGBTQ+ young people for LGBTQ+ young people, to develop online and offline friendships, explore and develop creative ideas and to challenge any isolation and loneliness felt within our community.

Plays and writing projects for young people

For information about my plays for young people, scripts and projects please go to my blog: mayachowdhry.wordpress.com/plays-for-young-people Save

The Poppy Project

A digital art residency with Lets Go Global. Poppy is an ambitious digital arts project exploring a contemporary, conceptual view of the First World War Centenary. It is happening in libraries across Trafford, Stockport, Manchester and Salford with local communities. Working with groups across Stockport, and with artist and writer Seni Seniviratne, we explored a range of digital tools for story making, including StopMotion, photography and video. Work was exhibited in an exhibition at Ordshall Hall, Salford and in an app.

Residencies and Workshops

I have worked as a writer and artist with a range of organisations such as B Arts, Northern Ballet Theatre, Lets Go, The Arvon Foundation and Contact (young people’s theatre) and with a range of participants, from those with little experience of the arts and creative writing, to those aspiring to become writers and artists. My projects and residencies include a diverse range of groups, including women’s groups, Asian and youth groups.

Leftover garden

Part of 3 days without water, a Life Friendly Collective Residency.

What if the world was 100% water, how would we grow food? What would we eat? How would we survive? To find out I grew a leftover garden in water with scraps of vegetables from the compost bin of Eighth Day Cafe and plastic water bottles from the bin store of Piccadilly Place.

3 days without water

Presented by The Life Friendly Collective, an exhibition and residency exploring the dynamic properties of water and our relationship to it. Working with Kate Bevan, James Brady, Louie + Jessie, Penny Skerrett and Squirrel Nation.

Without Seeds

A Life Friendly Collective residency at The Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. Inspired by land plants, such as moss,

Life Friendly Residency

A Life Friendly Collective residency at The Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. Inspired by land plants, such as moss, which were abundant on our residential in Kentmere, Maya will be exploring the energy and power contained within seeds and the threat Terminator Seeds pose to life on earth. She will recycle words from Erinma Ochu’s ‘Small Things’ and grow them into a seed haiku.