Creative writing and visual arts project.

In groups we where given a scenario and asked to create a break down of a workshop that we would be running. The task was that we where going to apply for the role of running a creative writing and visual arts project that would be something that could be continued within the community.

We where asked to identify key parts of the job description and then be more specific in creating an application with the idea of what could be done during the workshops.

Job description

  • Creative writing and visual arts project
  • working with 4 libraries in North West Leicester
  • Aim: to attract new users and develop into creative hubs
  • Limited space inside libraries but possibilities to work elsewhere i.e. school halls.
  • 8 half day sessions per library
  • Time scale
    • November 2015-March 2016
    • June-october 2016
  • Project will end with displays in the libraries
  • collaborative applications welcome.

My application

I have had experience working within primary schools. Working with several groups to fulfil tasks. I also work with my local Beaver colony which involves me working with the same group of children each week on a variety of tasks, including sports, creative crafts, baking, games and story telling. I feel that my experience with younger children would enable me to encourage school children to become better users of the libraries. My experience will also help with communication, working within a team and planning the event.

My event idea is to have set topics that the participants can choose from i.e. Pirate adventure, working in a circus etc. The participants will then be asked to write a short story about their chosen subject. The children will then be asked to create a scene from their story which will act as a platform to engage the audience, they will then display this scene while reading their short story. This will take 2 afternoon sessions which allows 4 groups to be included per library, in total 16 groups will be involved. Parents will also be invited during the presentations. During this time i will prompt the libraries to talk about the uses of the library and i will also offer games for the participants to be involved with.