For those interested in arts and resilience with children and young people in Lewisham
Education Arts Network and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance invited
artists and creatives to come together to build a Community of Practice (CoP) as
part of our SPARC project.
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).
discussed what resilience is for them, what theyd like to discover with the
group and what the next steps may be.
Some of the things the group wished for were:
- I wish to
get a sense of the range of practice that is occurring throughout Lewisham
- I wish
that the CoP grows and achieves a life of its own
- I wish to
better understand what experiences or tools create greater resilience in order
to more deliberately implement them
- I wish we
can draw on wider literature rather than keep trying to reinvent the wheel in
terms of evidence and link to wider groups
suggestions for the form of the CoP included:
- Sharing assets e.g. research via
the LEAN website, and twitter using the following: #SPARCResilience and
to connect with whats going on more widely #Resilience #HeadstartLewisham
(local initiative) #Headstartmatters (national initiative)
- Document and disseminate the learning
- Visits e.g. see work supporting
resilience in action
- Mapping and identifying gaps
- Adapting and understanding the existing
resilience framework for the arts
- Sharing information and experiences,
perhaps through presentations at our next meeting and write ups for the LEAN website
was chaired by Rachael Perrin, Creative Facilitator, Consultant and
Co-director of Soundcastle.
number of visits this autumn, we will next be meeting in January 2016 to share
what we have learnt and plan what is next for the CoP.
interested in being involved if so, please email Elizabeth. Please
note those who attended the
SPARC CoP on 23rd September 2015 and those who live/work in
Lewisham have priority.
This initiative is made possible by Headstart Lewisham and Big Lottery.