Study trip educational module – Staffordshire University (UK), Warsaw University (PL), Vytautas Magnus University (LT)

The module was developed during a process of preparing and organising two study trips in each of three partner countries: Lithuania, Poland and United Kingdom in the period of 2011-2012. The process consisted on ongoing, multilateral consultations and testing each phase of the module by the representatives of the three countries.

The module is ready to apply in different vocational [...]. Read more

“Creative Communities. The experience of cultural animation and community arts” – discussions, project presentations and workshops

12-13 October 2012

Lubelska 30/32,Warsaw 

Discussions, project presentations and workshops that sum up, share the thoughts and results, and open contexts for the LOCALISE project.

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – research questions (UK)

At the planning meeting on 12th June for UK participants on the forthcoming study visit to Lithuania, we agreed on the following questions that will help to focus our research and discussions:

“How do creative arts projects address the universal challenges of fostering well-being, inclusion, resilience and resources?

How do voluntary sector organisations support this?”

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija Study Trip Evaluation – UK participants

Notes from the evaluation session undertaken by the UK participants on August the 7th 2012.

Highlights:

Impact on our thinking and practice:

Disappointments:

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – Jane Goetzee’s reflective diary (UK)

27th June 2012

Nida Art Colony

Contemporary art  practice and  art-based radio broadcasts – Neringa FM – on-line to the world but is in Lithuanian language only.

The colony is a department of Kaunas University – the ‘Klaipeda dept’. Linus = manager for 5.5 years, but the new centre opened only 1.5 years ago.

The centre is aimed at 20 – 30 year old art students, and provides live-in [...]. Read more

(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija and (PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Reflection by Ray Thorley

The study trip through Lithuania was full of personal enrichment and wonderful new experiences.

Overall the study group looked at communication and participation within communities.

However, my interest and observations were drawn to and, focus on young peoples desires to become involved or otherwise in community activities and projects.

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(PL) Podlasie: Reflections on returning from Poland’s Podlasie region (UK)

Before setting off to Poland the group of 6 people who went to Poland as the British group had 3 meetings where we discussed the information that had been sent to us and our preconceptions prior to leaving.  We arrived at the following questions.

1)    What is the role of a cultural animator? What is the role of the Artist?

2)    Are projects led by professionals or volunteers?

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(UK) London and South East England – understanding the region

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest city, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the European Union by most measures.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all [...]. Read more

(UK) London – thoughts on research by Jane Goetzee (UK)

The UK Localise team hosted a week’s visit to London, providing a timetable of events and trips within the city for Polish and Lithuanian participants to sample participatory arts activity and to consider what each activity was about, who was it for, how did it develop, how did it function. How did it compare to Polish and Lithuanian equivalents? were there any equivalents? and so on [...]. Read more

(UK) London – evaluation report (compiled by Janet Hetherington)

This is a summary evaluation report compiled by the UK leader for the UK Study Trip and incorporating the feedback from the Polish, Lithuanian and UK groups and leaders.

The preparation meetings attended by the UK group served as a good way for the group to get to know each other and become co partners in the delivery, planning and evaluation of the project. Information was readily [...]. Read more