Vivacity have been working with a group of 18 – 25 year olds on a year-long arts and heritage project, Paper Peace, to explore peace activism, peace builders and community cohesion in Peterborough. Created by Emergency Exit Arts in partnership with Vivacity, Creative Scene (Dewsbury), B Arts (Stoke-on-Trent) and Ideas Test (Medway and Swale), each partnering city has recruited 12 participants aged 18 – 25 to research their city’s archives to find historic acts of peace over the last 100 years. Using this information, the group have been working together to create an idea for an interactive digital artwork that inspires audiences to take action and do something to build peace in their city. The group are looking for an artist to create their vision, which will then be on display in Cathedral Sq on 22nd Nov as part of BLINK. See Peace Differently alongside works by the other partnering cities and a commission by arts organisation Brick Box.
To find out more about the artist commission and how to apply, find the download link here.
PAPER PEACE POEM TOUR
19 & 20 SEPT 2018
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
DEC 2018 - FEB 2019
FEB 2019 - SEPT 2019
PAPER PEACE SYMPOSIUM
PAPER PEACE is a national project that brings history and art together to explore how fragile and complicated peace can be and to celebrate the strength of the people who work to make it possible.
Led by outdoor arts organisation Emergency Exit Arts, the project involves 4 partners from cities across the UK: Peterborough (Vivacity), Dewsbury (Creative Scene), Stoke-on-Trent (B-Arts) and Medway and Swale (Idea Test). In each city there are a group of 18-25 year olds who have been researching the history of peace building in their city and their local community’s responses to global issues.
As a result of their research the groups of 18 – 25’s will each work with an artist to create an interactive public artwork that will be on display in their city centres. The artwork, called BLINK. See Peace Differently will be shown in Peterborough on 23 Nov 2019.
The research of all of the groups combined has inspired a set of learning resources aimed at KS2 and KS3 that are free and available for schools! This includes:
The Peace is a Doing Word zine and enquiry cards link into KS2 Citizenship by:
They also can be used as foundations for:
The Catalyst Collection links into KS3 History topics such as:
The collection could be used to develop KS3 English (Spoken):
Speak confidently and effectively, including through:
The information provided lends itself to KS3 Citizenship:
The collection can also inspire creativity and ideas in KS3 and KS4 Art and Design. The pack references different artists using a range techniques and their concepts and social influences behind the work.
Paper Peace learning resources can be downloaded HERE