Busy busy busy…so slightly in advance of the day this year as I’m off to Tainan on the 17th February to talk about a project which may involve many hundreds if not thousands of people. We’ve been working on joint community/participatory arts projects with partners there for a few years now. I wanted to share this celebratory image and some images of recent work with everyone before I go…it seems like yesterday that we celebrated 25 years and only last night that we celebrated 30 years…the last ten years have flown!
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Excited to be planning workshops today and prepping our crew for a visit next week to Sweden to meet artists & educators from Italy, Spain, Greece (and of course Sweden) sharing practice around inclusive arts & accreditation for by and with learning disabled people. Delighted to be doing this on#worldcommunityartsday #conjunction
Lynne Schroder We at the Callander felt group celebrated today
Creating felting pieces.
Thanks to everyone that came along to Craigmillar Library 17.2.16. Andrew Crummy, Lesley Traynor, Johnni Stanton, Rita Bradd, Marie Hunter, Michelle Hogg, Sean Saez, Lucy Reid, Iannos, Blair Ritchie, Rose Ritchie. Thank you to the Craigmillar Library staff. A lovely evening with story, poetry, song and art. We look forward to the 10th Anniversary next year of the World Community Arts Day 17.2.17.
INVITATION 9th World Community Arts Day
World Community Arts Day 17/02/16
” ART AS A CATALYST FOR CARING AND SHARING”
To create a World Festival Society for a day.
” We can either react in fear or anger to the state of our world thus becoming part of the problem or respond creatively and become part of the solution.”
You are invited to be part of a global celebration on 17/02/16.
All we ask of you on that day is to do an arts project, however small or big. Be creative about an issue that you believe promotes “caring and sharing”. Song, dance, theatre, draw, paint, write, make, poem, photograph, lecture, walk, tour, talk, art class anyway that you feel you are creative!
The first years have seen WCAD grow from a celebration of Reg Bolton to a global event. All we ask of you on that day is to do an art’s project, however small or large to mark this day. If you can mark the event on your website in the build up to it that would be great too. It is going to be our biggest yet.
PLEASE GO TO WEBPAGE TO SEE EXAMPLES OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN PREVIOUS YEARS
PLEASE PASS ON.
We celebrated WCA Day at Cockenzie House and Gardens with an Art and Craft Open Day + Swapshop. We tried new techniques and we swopped our skills. In the morning the talented Sheila guided us through making handmade origami books. Then in the afternoon the East Lothian RVS arrived with an influx of their ladies who tried their hands at crafts new to them and still managed to have time to enjoy that tea and cake.
Many of the staff & students at Box Hill Community Arts Centre in Melbourne, Australia collaborated with Artist in Residence (me!) to make this drawing for WCAD 2015.