Posted: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Be part of this story as it unfolds…
Hertfordshire Libraries and Heritage Services presents
Funded by Arts Council England in collaboration with Hertfordshire Local Studies and Archives, YC Hertfordshire, Nysa Projects and Hertfordshire based artists.
Are you a budding artist, designer, curator or producer who would love the opportunity to work with professional artists to design, develop and deliver a public event?
We’re looking for people with creative and artistic interests to take part in our workshops exploring the challenges of growing from a young person into an adult.
If you are someone who would enjoy learning and sharing with people of all ages and backgrounds to create a community- led art project, exploring different art forms this could be for you.
Taking part you could:
• Create an interactive installation
• Write and perform in a play
• Write and produce music
• Produce an exhibition
• Choose lead artists to work with to develop your work
You must be able to attend ten, full day creative sessions in August/September and the final productions taking place during Libraries Week from 7-12 October. Workshops are taking place in Oxhey and Hertford, with final events held in five libraries across Hertfordshire.
If you are aged 16+ then apply for details.
How to apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age and contact telephone number, and one of the team will get back to you for a chat.
Telephone: 01438 845 965
Places are still available to take part in the intergenerational creative sessions and we will continue accept expressions of interest until Friday 9th August.
Be part of this story as it unfolds….
This is an unpaid development or extra-curricular opportunity; workshops are free for participants to attend with a free lunch. The programme is flexible and can be undertaken alongside a college course or job but you must be able to commit to ten creative sessions and event days as well as the initial dates detailed on this blog.
The workshops in Hertford start on Monday 5 August at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies on Pegs Lane, followed by a session on Wednesday 7 August at Hertford Library, and subsequent Mondays and Wednesdays .
The workshops in Oxhey start on Tuesday 6 August at Oxhey Library and take place on subsequent Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Workshop times and locations may vary as the project progresses to accommodate aspects of the production and the needs of the group.
Through these workshops you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Train in project planning and production
- Gain experience of marketing and promotion
- Work with professional artists in specific art forms
- Develop art works and an event portfolio
- Get a reference from lead artist and a certificate from Hertfordshire County Council
Explore art forms and work with Herts- based artists experienced in:
Story-telling, poetry, music, dance, song-writing, creative production, carnival, club nights, festivals, community events, curating, sculpture, song-writing, film, puppetry and circus.
We’re delighted to be working with these artists:
Minnie Birch – Music - minniebirch.co.uk
Joseph Suddick – Music/Production - josephsuddick.com
Tom Billington – Music/Event Production – electricumbrella.co.uk
Theatre on Wax – Film – theatreonwax.com
Hot House Dance – Dance – hothousedance.co.uk
Martin Renshaw – Music – phoenixcastle.bandcamp.com
Alex McIntyre – Visual Artist – alexmcintyre.co.uk
Kerry Lanigan - Multiple art forms – www.nysa.co.uk
As artists and creative producers your role is to transform stories into event content and to produce and promote the event.
Select and translate stories submitted by the public into works of art ready for showcasing at a celebratory event.
Co-created with Hertfordshire Libraries, participants will design a series of artworks in workshops led by professional artists to create content for ‘My Story’ to be show cased at a ticketed event hosted by Hertfordshire Libraries, open to the public.
Exploring themes of transition from young person to adult, the role of story- telling across cultures, how stories are told and presented from films, songs, visual arts and letter-writing to social media - streaks and insta-moments.