#OURART19 week in Liverpool
Dates: 04/11/2019 - 09/11/2019
Times: All Day
#OURART19 WEEK IN LIVERPOOL AND ACROSS THE UK 4-9 NOV
Next week sees a major collaboration between national non-profit community enterprise STEAM Co., Liverpool John Moore’s University, Dot Art Schools, The RSA and The Black-E, Liverpool’s iconic community arts centre.
STEAM Co held a launch event
in the city nearly 5 years ago with Sir Ken Robinson (who inspired them to start STEAM Co.) and have worked with schools across the city since, most notably Florence Melly Primary as in this 60 second clip
We have to help children dream and find their passion. Their art.
STEAM Co helps connect them with their art.
And our communities with their schools
We feel there is a #CreativityCrisis looming in our schools, not least because art is undervalued and misunderstood by many people, parents and teachers so to make it more accessible and linked to life pathways we say that ‘art is what we call it when what we do might connect us’.
One child’s art might be painting, another’s photography. Cooking or coding, fashion or football, robots or rockets. Whatever, we
To help make the word ‘art’ accessible, understood and embraced, on 1st Jan we announced the #ARTCONNECTS19 Festival of Creative Schools, Work and Lives.
The #OURART19 Week is part of the year-long co-created #ARTCONNECTS19
Festival of Creative Schools, Work and Lives.
It will see a week long programme of activities in the city and across the country to Showcase, Celebrate and Inspire Art (the Power of Creativity, Tech and People) in School Communities.
Inspired in no small way by the Keith Haring exhibition at Tate Liverpool, the week will see his work feature in ‘WhatsYourArt?’ sessions for primary children in schools and at the Liverpool School of Art and Design and a screening of the multi award winning creative education documentary ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ with a panel including Sir Mark Featherstone-Witty OBE, Founder of LIPA.
Friday The Black-E Community Arts Centre will host the #ARTattheHEART (of an Outstanding School Community) day of inspiring keynotes, short talks, performances and workshops including Professor Simon James, research Lead on the Durham Commission Report, Bill Harpe – Co-founder of the Black-E, Authors Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Alan Gibbons, Graffiti Artist Inkie from Bristol and many others.
Saturday will see an #ARTofCOMMUNITY Pop-UP in the derelict Baltic Triangle skate park and an evening #DANCECONENCTS community party.
Schools communities and other creative people and organisations are being encouraged to be part of the #OURART19 Week
with their art by downloading and printing signage for social media posts.
Grant support from The National Lottery Arts Council England is pending in addition to support received earlier in the year but sponsors are still being sought for this and a two week ‘Twelve Days of (Creative) Christmas’
UK tour pre Christmas as part of the National Lottery 25th Anniversary