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Plymouth Culture’s ‘Horizon’ project is supporting Take A Part in exploring and re-establishing the Crazy Glue arts group model that began in Efford. ‘Horizon’, is a two-year visual arts programme for Plymouth which has been awarded funds from Art Council England’s ‘Ambition for Excellence’ funding programme. Horizon will run for two years and will develop four major arts festivals and events, support a talent development programme for artists and visual arts producers, and will enable communities to commission visual artworks....

Mar 13, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

The Barne Barton partnership have worked with Take A Part in commissioning and delivering the BBROOTS art and history project as well as supporting and working with Take A Part to develop future creative art projects within Barne Barton. As a core Take A Part community we value the relationship we have with the Barne Barton partnership.  We have worked with this community for 5 years now and continue to develop projects with them connected to heritage and a sense...

Mar 13, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

The University of Plymouth Fine Arts department supported  Take A Part in a two year partnership agreement, supplying interns, office space, marketing support and co-producing a symposium in 2016. This relationship has continued and we are working with the University to continue to offer relevant placements across our projects.  We are also lecturing on some of their courses.

Mar 13, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Week three of our ‘Inspired by Le Grice, Created with Gall’ project saw us collecting colours, gazing through gels and looking at light this week. The group created their third film piece this week and took time to look around school collecting shots of colour, shadow, light and shade.  Inspired by Malcolm’s more vivid pieces the group aimed to shoot in a very experimental way working both in and out of focus and looking for a range of colours.  They...

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Mar 9, 2017
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We were fortunate to receive support and funding from Plymouth Culture (via Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence funded Horizon project) to redevelop our community arts group model Crazy Glue. First established way back in 2009, a group of parents of children from Highfield School came together at weekly art sessions.  Soon developing into a more established group they met and began working with Take A Part on community arts projects and slowly raised their profile before leading on groundbreaking projects such as...

Feb 28, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

‘Inspired by Le Grice, created with Gall’ kicked off this week, the group looked at the work of Len Lye- an early influence on Le Grice, and then used the idea of creating shape, colour and line to develop their own short film. Over the 5 weeks of delivery they group are exploring a whole range of experimental techniques with Allister (and University student Linda) and taking influence from Malcolm Le Grice’s work in order to create a series of...

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Feb 24, 2017
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Young Creatives is Take A Part’s training programme for Young People.  Working with artist and educationalist Rachel Dobbs, groups of 15-20 year olds gain training on how to commission and produce their own digital project about their local community.  The process encourages young people to apply for additional funding for projects to support their community beyond the lifespan of the process, which generally lasts about 6 months. The first community to run the Young Creatives programme was Barne Barton.  With...

Feb 13, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Soraya is an artist and educator who has received national recognition for her work with young people and the community.  She is currently working with Take A Part on the redevelopment of Crazy Glue, an arts group in Efford. Previously Soraya worked with Take A Part on the ‘creativity in our community’ project, delivering mixed media art sessions with a group of children at High View School around the theme of ‘dragonflies’ She has an established and successful track record as an...

Feb 11, 2017    NO COMMMENTS