February 1, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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This invite went out to Team Chairs and Key Co-ordinators but now the invite is to be extended to all Arts Central Members
Those of you who have been involved in Arts Central, Arts Gateway`s core project, will know that our creative programme for 2014 will be formed around a series of quarterly themes. You will also know that the Creative Engine is the group at Arts Central which devises the themes and the programmes . As the recently appointed Creative Co-ordinator leading that process, I`m keen that it be as inclusive as possible and would like your input.
Most of you have been a little involved in the process before Christmas which collated ideas whose distillation has now been agreed for April to June 2014. The next stage will be the development workshop on 1st February 2.00 – 5.00 pm, hopefully already in your diaries, to populate the theme. To remind you, the theme revolves around Janus: reflection, water, facing both ways (see attached artwork image). The Creative Engine meet up last weekend resulted in a lively creative exchange which produced the first dozen ideas. This was a great start , allowing both explanation and exploration of what the theme might include.
The facilitated Theme Building Workshop on 1st of February will develop ideas for a succession of associated events through the life of the exhibition, to draw people into the space where they will see the exhibits. The events should be drawn from across the many platforms represented in Arts Central and Arts Gateway, namely Music, Dance, Drama, Literature, Visual Arts, Film and Technology. To get the right mix of people and ideas, the workshop will therefore be by invitation, with each Team Chair bringing 5 creative colleagues to the event, and including an additional 10-15 Arts Central users from diverse fields. We aim thus to have 25-40 people taking part, to develop ideas for follow-up projects or activities to keep the theme alive for three months. Your input to the workshop is essential, both to the collective family's growth and for a visible presence of the Arts Gateway genres at Arts Central.
This is your invitation to bring five colleagues to the Theme Building/ Team Building workshop on Saturday 1st February, 2.00 - 5.00 pm. Please make sure this date is in your colleagues` diaries.
I envisage this will be a very creative year for us all, both with our individual creative challenges and our collective ones. Please let the office know who you will be bringing to the workshop so we can make access arrangements.
I look forward to seeing you all soon at Arts Central. We are building together!