Project Ability – ‘Celebrate’ Commonwealth Visual Arts Opportunity

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Project Ability is one of Scotland’s leading visual arts organisations, supporting people of all ages with disabilities and mental health issues to explore their creative potential.

As part of our celebrations for Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games, we are offering ten Scottish schools the opportunity to work with our experienced visual artists to help create a large scale fabric banner, which will be displayed in Glasgow City Centre later this year.

Exploring ‘Flowers of the Commonwealth’ pupils will have the opportunity to create a fantastic flower patch through a one day, school based workshop. Our online resource pack will enable children and young people from across Scotland and the Commonwealth to explore Commonwealth culture through the investigation of national flowers, and contribute their own flower patch to our final banner.

Workshops will take place in school from April-June 2014. There is no cost involved for participation in this programme and all specialist tuition and materials are included. We are looking to work with ASN schools from across the country as well as specialist support units and children and young people with additional support needs who are supported in mainstream education.

Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis, we predict there will be a high demand and interested schools who are not within the first ten to respond will be placed on a waiting list.

To register your schools interest in this programme please email create@project-ability.co.uk with the name of your school and a named contact for this project.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or need additional information at this stage. Further information on Project Ability can be found on our website – www.project-ability.co.uk

Project Ability’s ‘Flowers of the Commonwealth’ is funded by the National Lottery through the Celebrate programme.