ARTISTS CALL – WORKSHOP N.2
Midsummer Celebrations with the residents of Huggens College
We are inviting interest from artists and creative practitioners to deliver our second arts-led workshop. It will continue our series of public engagement activities in Dartford and surroundings led by Dartford Arts Network and funded by Creative Estuary.
Again, the workshop will have the aim of creating space for a discussion around the concept of a “mobile arts vehicle” which could bring arts and culture activities to under-served audiences for arts and culture in the area, promoting cohesion, local creative links, general wellbeing and generating a sense of place.
About the Ice-Cream Van Project
The long-term project is focused on arts/cultural mobility and access along the Thames estuary, with a view to exploring how a mobile vehicle could improve local access to arts and culture.
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ABOUT WORKSHOP N2
The second workshop will be held at Huggens’ College in Northfleet (http://www.huggenscollege.org/). Through discussion and collaboration with Gravesend Arts Salon and Northfleet Big Local, we have chosen as our highlighted audience the Huggens residents ie older members of the community who do not necessarily have the means to access regular arts opportunities, and who may have been negatively impacted socially and recreationally by the pandemic in particular. Our focus is to challenge this limited access by taking the art opportunity to the participants. We may also be able to spill out onto the outside areas and encourage the general public to come over from neighbouring residential areas to join in the activity, meet and engage with residents and create a community event – but this is yet to be confirmed. We are planning to use a community room at the college as a starting point, then potentially move outside, so an activity which could start small (10-20 people) and expand if needed would be ideal.
The overall theme of the workshop will be Midsummer – this could include celebrations or festivals, memories, summer holidays, weather etc. The scope is wide enough to encourage creative thinking, but we want it to be relevant to the time of year, audience and also to have a positive focus.
We anticipate that artists will consider the overall aim and theme of the project (arts mobility) in relation to the more specific theme of the individual workshop (engagement with older people through Midsummer topic) and submit a proposal for a 4-hour long workshop which will achieve the following outcomes:
Topics we would suggest the commissioned artist consider for this
Fee and time commitment
We are offering £265 for an artist/creative practitioner to deliver one Community Workshop. This fee covers workshop preparation, materials (for facilitator and attendees), expenses and VAT.
The workshop will take place 12pm-4pm 25th of June 2022, following previous preparation and planning.
DAN will commit to offer benefits in kind of:
How to apply
Please send an email with your proposal (not more than 2 pages document) to email@example.com