Call For Participants – Creative Citizens Fair, 27th June 2015

June 5th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Community-led Design Creative Networks Hyperlocal Research | no comments

We’d like to invite creative citizens and community organisations to take part in the Creative Citizens Fair on 27th June 2015 at Birmingham’s Impact Hub. The event, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Programme is free, family friendly and runs from 11.00am-4.00pm, covering themes around creative citizenship, community initiatives, social projects and civic action.

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The fair is for anyone who’d like to be doing more in their community and will cover how people are creatively solving local challenges and highlight a range of social projects, creative community activities and civic action initiatives, with a whole host of support and advice on offer and plenty of opportunity to share experiences.

We’re offering individuals and organisations involved in social and community activities the chance to participate in several ways:

Speaking

Do you have practical experience or knowledge to share about a project or initiative you’re involved with? We have talks running throughout the day and we’re hoping to fill slots with speakers from across the three Creative Citizens project strands : Hyperlocal Publishing, Community-led Design and Creative Networks.  So if you’re concerned with designing or improving a space in your community, run the online community newspaper or you’re involved with formal or informal networks around your creative practices we’d like to hear from you. Talks will last for twenty minutes with a short Q&A afterwards and can involve props and audio video presentations – we’d love to hear your ideas!

Workshops

We’re interested in receiving exciting workshop proposals. We’re flexible in how you choose to do this – maybe  drop-in workshops throughout the day or several timed events for specific numbers.  Ideally, we’re looking for something engaging that allows people to either talk about the themes of creative citizenship or participate in a creative process around the themes. Let us have an idea of your proposed budget too as we can cover your costs.

Stalls

If you want to share information about your organisation and projects you’re involved with, apply for a stall at the fair. Stands are free and will be in a busy, prominent area of the venue, so ideally placed for promoting the work that you do and engaging with all of our attendees.

The Creative Citizens Fair partners include Dudley CVS, MADE, Podnosh and Sampad and we already have a number of organisations signed up to take part on the day, including Bearwood Promoters, Beatfreeks, Bread2Share, Digbeth is Good, Envision, Little Hippo and The Real Junk Food Project. We have 100 tickets available to the public and lunch and refreshments will be provided for everyone on the day.

If you have an idea for a talk or workshop and want to get involved in this great event please contact Jennie via email at jennie.sandford@bcu.ac.uk

If you just fancy coming along on the day please obtain a ticket from our Eventrbrite page.

See you there!

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