Call out for creative young people – closing 9 Feb

The Hit the North half term project is a week-long street arts and Good Relations camp running during February half term holidays 2017.

Community Arts Partnership is looking for 20 young people aged 13 to 19 years of age who wish to attend the Hit the North ½ term Camp.

CAP has been running the Hit the North street art festival for three years and thought spray art would be a suitable medium to explore good relations issues. The Camp will be held in CAP’s offices in the centre of the cathedral quarter and has space for 20 participants. The groups must be cross-community in makeup.

The commitment will be the following:

  • Attendance for the week-long programme from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 February from 11am to 4pm daily
  • Openness to working with new people from different community backgrounds
  • Ability to travel to CAP offices in Donegall Street Place, Belfast, BT1 2FN (Off Donegall Street)

In line with Community Arts Partnership’s accessibility policy the project is free of charge, travel can be reimbursed and lunch provided.

The project approach is an interactive and participatory one, with CAP creating an open, safe place for dialogue and debate. Perceptions and assumptions will be challenged in a fun, creative and meaningful way. Creative methods such as games, photography, art making and street art will be used to explore context, concepts and connectedness. The participants will have an opportunity to go on a Black Taxi Tour of Belfast’s traditional murals including the International Wall on the Falls Road and the Peace wall in the Shankill. They will also experience Seedhead Arts Street Art tour of the contemporary spray art within the Cathedral Quarter. They will work with artists Carole Kane and Tim McCarthy (AKA Verz) to explore good relations through art and make a spray art piece. The project will culminate in a showcase of the art work created and learning from the project. Attendees at the showcase including parents and friends will have an opportunity to go on the street art tour for free.

Expression of interest   

expression of interest (doc)   

If you have young people who would like to get involved please send an email expressing an interest, including the number of young people, their ages and community backgrounds or get each young person to complete the expression of interest form and return them to Julianne Skillen, by Tuesday 7 February at noon. If you want to find out more about the programme content please phone Julianne on 028 9092 3493.

This project is funded by the Executive Office Summer Camp programme to support the Together: Building a United Community Strategy (T: BUCS) and is administrated by the Education Authority.

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