participation

At the core of all our efforts is the goal to encourage participation in the creative arts.

To achieve this, we work with communities to learn what they would benefit the most from, and how we can use the arts to educate and inspire.

 

For example, we have found that the film-making process is a great springboard for skills development, especially for young disadvantaged people.

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platforms for individual expression

learning + training

community projects

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We believe the creative arts can be a powerful platform to express ourselves as individuals and explore different issues and themes.

 

Blueprint Arts projects are open to everyone, though we actively invite those with less access to opportunities or who would not usually take part.

 

Having the chance to take part in creative activities also allows people to develop new skills, passions and interests.

 

We work with people to help them develop creative skills in film editing, marketing and writing. This level of support can open the door to qualifications and employment.

arts holiday club

Following on from our hugely successful 2021 Summer Art Club, Blueprint Arts is once again offering children aged 5-11 years the opportunity to immerse themselves in art over half term.

 

Coinciding with our Japan Festival, children can expect manga drawing, Taiko drumming, origami and more.

 

autumn half-term – key details:

  • Date & time: Monday 25th – Friday 29th October, 9am to 5pm.
  • Location: Springhead Park Primary School.
  • Price: £30 for daily sessions, or £125 for the whole week.
  • For children aged 5-11 years.
"For anyone wondering about the Blueprint Arts Summer School...book your kids in!...[My daughter] loves it. She's already pleading to go more days than I planned!"
Parent from 2021 Summer Art Club

Blueprint Arts has partnered with Pageant on Paper to host free drawing workshops in local communities.

 

Pageant on Paper is a celebration of amazing women both past and present, and your opportunity to learn how to sketch a beautiful drawing and add it to a 9-metre-long artwork.

 

When finished, it will be transformed into an interactive website that acts as a virtual exhibition of the artwork, inviting users to find out more about the women depicted.

 

Lead by theatre designers and artists Laura Cordery & Eleanor Field.

 

Stay tuned and follow us on social media to hear about future events/workshops with Pageant on Paper.

creative ways into work

Our Creative Ways into Work (CWIW) programme aims to help young people to develop their core skills through the medium of film and film-making.

 

The 3-month programme encourages participants to take an initial idea all the way through the production process to watching the finished creation at a cinema.

 

The film-making process involves everything from project planning to budgeting, problem-solving, teamwork, and giving and receiving constructive criticism. It is inspiring to see how confidence grows and self-expression blossoms, and how people learn to react positively. Then at the end, you get the pride of completing a project and gaining a qualification.

 

what does the programme mean to its young participants?

When asked, one participant said, “I’ve become more sociable by talking to people and sharing my ideas.” Another told us, “I have more knowledge on camera work and I know how to use it in a more advanced way.”

 

Thanks to their newfound knowledge, resilience and self-worth, participating in a programme like CWIW can mean a more positive future and a readiness for the workplace.

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