Youth to flag up future in Warwick district - The Leamington Observer

Youth to flag up future in Warwick district

Editorial Correspondent 26th Jan, 2022 Updated: 26th Jan, 2022   0

A YOUTH project in Warwick district is looking to flag up the future.

Warwick District Council (WDC) is looking to appoint a creative practitioner to work with young people aged 11 to 16 to create five pop-up art installations reflecting how the pandemic has affected their wellbeing.

Working with schools and youth groups across the district, they will oversee the creation of 50 flags by young people in a series of workshops. The flags will be designed to reflect the effects the pandemic has had on them and what their hopes and ambitions are for the future.

The event will also provide participants with information about art and health services in the district which they can access.

The roving installation, known as The Circle of Refection and Hope, involves the flags raised on poles in a circle for people to wander through.

WDC spokeswoman Judy Falp said: “We understand the impact that the pandemic has had on our young people, and how art can be a creative and therapeutic way for them to express not only their feelings about the past couple of years, but also their ambitions for the future.

“I would encourage creative practitioners in the district to apply for this fantastic opportunity to help our young people express their feelings and inspire others to reflect.”

The chosen practitioner will be responsible for coordinating the design, creation, and construction of the installation, with a project fee of £8,300 to assist with associated costs.

Applications close on Monday February 7

More information on how to apply is available here.


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