Week 4 of Art & Eco Creativity: Craftivism with Significant Seams and #mothstoaflame

Catherine West, Naomi Wright, Melinda Schwakhofer and Just Sewn Stories will share craftivist experiences and how ideas and techniques merge in their arts practice to help create social change, and how this is part of 'social sculpture'

Week 4 of Art & Eco Creativity: Craftivism with Significant Seams and #mothstoaflame

About this event

Starts: Monday 23 August 2021 9:00 AM

Ends: Thursday 26 August 2021 3:00 PM

Significant Seams are offering  a 16-day arts-based programme for up to 24 11-16 year olds per week, from the Boniface Centre. 

Catherine West, Significant Seams’ Director, says, “The programme explores making, ecology, and connections between individuals, community and their wellbeing and environment via fun, project-based activities with outstanding regional, national, and international artists.”  

At least seven Devon artists will contribute content over four weeks in August. Three experienced youth workers will be a continuous presence for participants. Each week has a particular focus.  Week 4 will explore ‘Craftivism.’ Significant Seams is featured in a book on this topic, Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism by Betsy Greer.  Booking opens 12 July for month long bookings and opens 19 July for weekly places, subject to availability. Book online at http://bit.ly/ecocreativity

Participants will have the opportunity to pursue a nationally recognised certification, Arts Award at Bronze level, and activity can count towards 'Skill' learning for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Supporting materials and guidance will be provided. A hot meal will be served everyday, along with programme integrated nutrition and budgeting advice. The scheme is FREE for young people in receipt of Free School Meals, with a special educational need or disability, or otherwise classed vulnerable, AND one friend each. Also, any young people doing GSCE ART in Devon, not based in Crediton, can apply for a travel bursary to enable participation.

Questions can be submitted by emails or text message which are checked regularly. Responses are not however immediate as the team is part-time. Email [email protected] or text 075 2063 3939.


Catherine West

Catherine West

I weave my various interests, experiences and skills into a purposeful life. Over 20+ years I have worked across the creative industries and in all aspects of arts administration, with substantial experience in marketing, project development and fundraising, and a particular passion for creative learning and the arts’ role in health and well-being.

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