Event: Artsmark Celebration Event
When: 19th March 2018
Where: City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3RQ
Artsmark invited 1create and other creative organisations to attend the Artsmark Celebration Event held at Hull City Hall.
It was an opportunity to celebrate and showcase creativity to the next generation of creatives and for creative organisations to see the positive impact creativity has on the young, first hand.
Having spoken to several teachers and organisations it became very apparent that we all shared the same goal of
using creativity to improve pupil’s educational development and health and wellbeing.
Something we are passionate about and the reason for our Impact Projects starting with our introduction of “School Arts“.
Creativity was everywhere from all of the organisations that attended with lots of activities for pupils and teachers to get involved in.
It was great to see a great turn out with the likes of Hull Carnival Arts, Creative Briefs, Hull School Library Service, Artlink Hull, Opera North, Mambo Jambo, Indigo Moon, Punjabi Roots Academy and Liz Knight to name but a few. All doing their own creative activity to interact with the attendees.
Our interactive activity was an introduction to the School Arts Project
The idea was to link being creative offline with online whilst giving the pupils a creative voice that reached far and wide.
We asked them
What does the word create or creativity mean to you?
Followed up by asking them to write their chosen word on the “Tree of Creativity” (the brain child of Artist and Designer Sue Caulfield).
Finishing with them drawing something to represent their chosen word.
It went down a treat with the pupils, allowing us to get a glimpse into their thoughts/minds and see what creativity means to them.
We really enjoyed doing our creative celebration activity.
Seeing their answers on the tree illustrated how all the different words can flourish and branch out when everyone creates together.
What seems to have been really great for the pupils and teachers was the realisation that this work was going to be uploaded and published right here on 1create.co.uk for all to see.
Note: Profits made from print and merchandise sales for this artwork will go back into future School Arts Impact Projects.
This proved to be very engaging and received a lot of positive feedback from the children and teachers alike.
Professor Gervase Phinn was a truly inspirational keynote speaker
Professor Gervase Phinn is well versed having taught in a range of schools for fourteen years before becoming an education adviser and school inspector.
He now has a number of engagements that include:
- freelance lecturer
- broadcaster and writer
- consultant for the Open University
- Honorary Fellow of St. John’s College, York
- Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of the University of Leicester
- Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of The University of Hull
- Fellow and Visiting Professor of Education at The University of Teesside
You can find out more on his website Gervase-Phinn.com
It was a treat listening as he shared his experiences (good and bad), provided insight and advice to aspiring young creatives.
The highlight is, if you don’t succeed, keep on trying, get up and have another go and another go…
The audience were captivated with laughter all round and some excellent questions from the school pupils.
1create were delighted to attend the Hull Artsmark celebration event
It was great to see so many Creative Organisations showcasing their individual talents from music and Bhangra performance to puppets and crafts.
We would like to thank Artsmark and IVE for organising this event. It flowed perfectly from start to finish and proved to be a success judging by the smiles and high level of engagement from everyone involved.
Creativity really does have a positive impact on everyone
The following reports highlight this:
- Improving educational attainment across the curriculum
- Promoting economic growth
- Developing skills for jobs of the future
- Improving health and wellbeing
- Developing transferable life and work skills
- Encouraging civic and political engagement
- Providing routes to success for young people with special educational needs
- Levelling the playing field for disadvantaged students
- Promoting community engagement and cohesion
- Makes learning fun.
Thank you for reading.
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