Taking pArt

Taking pArt is a scheme managed by the Vale's Arts Development Team which offers a "menu" of arts workshops which organisations and community groups across the Vale can book from.

Taking pArt artists have experience of working with different groups including children and young people, older people, mixed age groups (intergenerational), disabled people and people with mental health needs.

Suitable locations or hosts for these workshops include village halls or community centres, youth clubs, disability groups, family centres, nursing homes, day centres, sheltered accommodation, lunch clubs, interest groups, parks and outdoor spaces.

There are many different workshops available from artists with considerable experience who have been checked and vetted by the Arts Development Team. People can choose many different art forms including;

Visual Arts: Painting, collage, textiles, mixed media, photography, sculpture, mosaic, ceramics

Performing Arts: Music, dance, singing, drama, circus skills

Written and Spoken Word: Storytelling, creative writing, poetry, prose, live literature, reminiscence and memories

Digital/Media Arts: Animation, digital photography, music technology, film, DJ-ing, VJ-ing

For full details of the workshops on offer, and the prices, please check the taking pArt menu (4.0 MB) PDF . The Council can contribute up to 50 per cent of the cost and can also offer advice on funding for follow-up and longer term arts projects.

For more information please contact the Arts Development team (see contact details on this page).

Last reviewed: 24 - 05 - 2016

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