Space to Read: Call out for artists
What kind of space do we need to create to read? In what ways can we inspire a love of reading - to pick up a book and enter into the infinite world of possibilities – to imagine the unimaginable and journey to far off places?
Our Space to Read summit is a daylong event where we invite artists, young people and their teachers to consider the reasons to read and nurture a love of reading, of igniting curiosity in stories that invite us to journey to far off galaxies.
We are looking for artists across a range of disciplines (dance, digital, storytelling, music, visual arts) to lead a 50 min workshop provocation on the theme of Space to Read.
The event takes place on Thursday 14 February 2019, at the National Space Centre, in partnership with Leicester Libraries and Neighbourhoods Services and will act as an introduction to the Summer Reading Challenge 2019.
The event is open groups of ten children from ten primary and SEN schools across Leicester/shire enabling 100 children to participate in a range of arts activities on the day and report their findings back to school.
The workshops should explore how your artform can be used as a vehicle for cross curricular, local learning, with a specific focus on literature. The children will be studying the Primary curriculum in year 5, or special educational needs students studying at the same level. Each artist will be required to draw on their own creative practice/artform to plan a suitable workshop, drawing on The City Classroom values and Arts Council England’s Quality Principles. All of the young people will undertake their Arts Award Discover and this will be facilitated by an Arts Award adviser but please bear this in mind in your planning.
Each workshop will be 50 minutes long and delivered 3 times throughout the day with different groups of approximately twenty children and their teachers.
Please submit an expression of interest, in no more than 500 words, detailing your workshop idea, art forms involved and how it supports the learning of literature through the arts.
• Deadline for submission: Friday 11 January 2019
• Planning meeting/site visit: Monday 28 January 2019 (2pm – 5pm)
• Summit date: Thursday 14 February 2019 (9.30am to 2.30pm)
Project Fee: £400 to include workshop delivery, planning meeting with teachers and individual planning.
A small materials budget is available; please do outline any expected costs in your expression of interest. Please note, if you are not already a member of The City Classroom you will be required to sign up as part of this project.
Please submit your expression of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the submission deadline.
For background information and details about our vision, please visit www.cityclassroom.org
Closing date: 11/01/2019
Company Name: The City Classroom