Throughout history, human groups have often discovered and rediscovered creative expression as a way to get through difficult and uncertain times. With this in mind, several members of Creative Connections Herefordshire have developed and are promoting a project – Hope, Community and Imagination.
Whether you are a teacher, a parent or work with children and young people aged 25 and under, in some other capacity this may be something you can utilise. We are asking that participants produce a piece of work around one or more of the following themes: hope, community and imagination, inspired and expressive of their experience of living under the current circumstances due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
It is up to the child/ young person what that piece of creative work could be. They should feel free to use as many or as few forms of creativity as they like. For example this could be a piece of 2D or 3D art & design, music, performing arts or creative writing. It can be a stand-alone piece of work, or a more extended project that may take place up until the 31st August 2020. If you are interested in taking part or just finding out more then please email James ([email protected]). Please find Hope, Community & Imagination – Information Sheet and a Hope, Community & Imagination – Submission Form here.
We are not intending for this to be a competition, or for there to be prizes. There are very few certainties within the current situation, but what really hope is that at the end of 2020 or early in 2021 we can mark the work of children and young people who take part in this project in whatever way is best, possibly an online exhibition or event.