The Other-Wise Project

The Other-Wise project is a series of creative and participatory explorations with young people that will explore, challenge and rethink the old ideas that shape contemporary education. 

There are lots of elements that make up this project, including artist residencies, a youth theatre, theatre productions, a summer school and much more. Watch this space for more details soon!

Youth Theatre

A group of young people aged 14 - 18, meeting weekly - Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.30pm, to use drama to explore the world imagine new possibilities. Working towards a theatre production in the summer! To sign up follow this link

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Young Artist Residencies (Applications now closed)

The GAP, in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, is delighted to announce three 6-month, paid artist residencies for early career creatives. The residencies are a key component of The Other-Wise Project.

 

The Other-Wise Project is a series of creative and participatory explorations with young people that will explore, challenge and rethink the old ideas that shape contemporary education, asking such questions as:

  • What do children and young people actually need to be able to navigate today’s rapidly changing realities?

  • Faced with uncertain futures, what alternative ways of growing, thriving and achieving are there?

  • And what could a ‘creative curriculum for living’ look like?

 

WHO IS THE RESIDENCY FOR?

We’re looking for three exciting young creatives from our three key communities:

  • Young creatives from Balsall Heath and the surrounding area

  • Young Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants living in Birmingham

  • Young artists from the wider Midlands

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

As a resident artist you will immerse yourself in the work that The GAP produces throughout the project, allowing that to influence your own creative practice and developing your own response to the challenges and ideas it throws up. You will work with the friendly GAP team, the young participants and with the two other resident artists, and consider your own creative process as an ‘other’ way of learning, of building resilience for an uncertain future and of effecting change.

 

ADDITIONAL MINI-RESIDENCY WITH SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE TRUST

Furthermore, as part of your 6 months with The GAP in Balsall Heath, you will also complete a 3 week mini-residency with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford upon Avon. Here you will have full access to world-class collections of materials, artefacts, textiles, furniture, texts, artworks and buildings and the experts that take care of them. Working with the theme of Childhood, your brief here will be to take inspiration from any aspect of what you discover across SBT’s many houses, gardens and other historic sites and develop your creative response to be shared with visiting audiences.

 

DATES

Application deadline – 8 April

Residency begins – 18 April

Residency ends – 30 September

For full details on the content of the residency and on

how to apply please click here. 

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