SPring: Artists' Resilience Circle (SPARC)

Project Type: 
LEAN

This project aims to increase artists' ability to apply resilience and emotional literacy practice to their arts practice, and effectively measure the impact of this work with children and young people (10-14yrs)

SPring: Artists' Resilience Circle (SPARC) is a project exploring how the arts contribute to the building of resilience in young people, how artists use resilient practice in their participatory work, how they measure their impact and how they articulate their achievements. 

LEAN and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Dance Faculty) have collaborated to develop and deliver SPARC. The work has been funded by HeadStart Lewisham.

SPARC is very much a pilot to inform further explorations on this subject in the future and comprises of:

  • A symposium
  • The development of a community of practice

Project Aim:

To increase artists' ability to apply resilience and emotional literacy practice to their arts practice, and effectively measure the impact of this work with children and young people (10-14yes)

Outcomes:

  • More artists understand resilience and emotional literacy and use processes that strengthen it in their practice
  • The measurement of how creative activities impact on resilience is improved
  • Increased arts activity designed to support emotional literacy and resilience for those most at risk and all children and young people

This will lead to:

  1. Improved resilience in young people  aged 10 – 14 years
  2. Improved emotional literacy for young people aged 10 – 14 year olds
  3. Increased involvement in education and out of school activities for young people aged 10 – 14 years

What and when:

SPARC Symposium

An event to understand what artists working within the wellbeing/mental health sectors currently know about resilience, increase that knowledge and identify it with their practice, and to identify their CPD needs.

Through presentations and discussion we hope to understand better what artists working within the wellbeing/mental health sectors currently know about resilience, and what they perceive to be their professional development needs in this area. During the symposium, we aim to increase  knowledge and understanding of resilient practice and support everyone to identify and extend it within their work.

Date: 11-4pm, 16 June 2015 (Laban)

This was a well attended and vibrant day; further information on what was generated to follow soon. 

Community of Practice

Building a community of practice (CoP) with artists/arts organisations to share practice, visit effective creative projects and reflect on how to transfer the learning to others

Dates:

1st session - 14.7.2015, time TBC (Laban) - invitation only

2nd session - 4.11.2015, time TBC (Laban) - invitation only