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Project Grow

Deadline: June 30, 2014, 12:00 pm

Project Grow has been established through a joint vision between Wallscourt Farm Academy and South Gloucestershire Council to create an outdoor learning environment that explores the potential of creating a sustainable model for the active use of the academy grounds through growing and husbandry that is grounded in seasonal cultural activities.

The aim for this project is to develop and implement a creative skills led project based on growing and learning that uses the grounds for one school year and leaves behind a model and sustainable skills for its continuation.

The project is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic lead artist to work collaboratively with team and wider community to research, facilitate and implement the project.

Funding has been secured and is held by South Gloucestershire Council for the implementation of the project over the next 18 months. This funding originated from public art planning obligation requirements for the surrounding new development of Cheswick Village.

Project aspirations

  • To research and implement a project that takes an innovative holistic approach to explore the interrelationships between cultural, social and technical aspects of developing an enriched external environment based on growing and husbandry.
  • To create a project that has multiple layers and facets but is based on a single identity or main purpose that integrates many aspects and skills gained through project led enquiry based learning.
  • To form new and sustained links with the surrounding local community, maybe reaching those are not normally part of primary school life e.g older generation and school leavers.
  • To form a project where arts and environmental knowledge is transferred to the school and its community.

Project budget: £27,500 ex vat

A full copy of the brief can be downloaded at www.ginkgoprojects.co.uk/opportunities

Submissions to be sent in electronic format only to Tom Littlewood ([email protected]) by 12 noon Mon 30th June 2014.