Fun Palaces are about sharing skills and making local connections.
While Fun Palaces usually have anything from 20 to 2000 participants, in 2020 in response to Covid-19, we encouraged Makers to create Tiny Fun Palaces. Although things are looking slightly more normal again now, we know that some people are still shielding and may feel safer making or being a part of a smaller Fun Palace.
A Tiny Fun Palace could be a shared creation made by three neighbours along a wall, a seed swap in your street, a drumming lesson from a balcony window, six people socially-distanced in a park teaching each other a 45-minute dance or yoga or fitness sequence, a neighbourhood co-writing a story in chalk on the pavement.
Or you could hold a Digital Fun Palace. You could broadcast your knitting tutorial on Facebook live, write a shared poem on Twitter, share art on Instagram, or hold a dance-off via video conference. Whether offline or online, the key is to share skills, knowledge, something beautiful, something safe; that it is public (passers-by taking part is great) and makes a connection (encouraging others to do as well as enjoy what you’ve done).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been keen those who are shielding to lead and to co-create their own Tiny Fun Palace. In this section you’ll find useful ideas, guidance, and inspiration to help you make a Tiny Fun Palace if that is the right thing for you this year.
Sharing YOUR ideas for staying connected offline as well as online – connecting safely in community.
Make a Tiny Fun Palace this Autumn! Find out how and download resources to help you get started.
Just because you can’t go outside, or prefer not to, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a brilliant Fun Palace!
Digital Fun Palaces
Broadcast your knitting tutorial on Facebook live, write a shared poem on Twitter, share art on Instagram, or hold a dance-off via video conference.
Get inspired with Tiny Revolutions and find out about some specially commissioned Artworks.
Download our mini-guide
Download our 1000 Tiny Fun Palaces mini-guide and share it offline with friends and neighbours.
COVID-19 Safety Guidance
See guidance on Safety during Covid-19