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Arts Active | “Out of Doors” - An exciting new online digital arts festival

Arts Active | “Out of Doors” - An exciting new online digital arts festival


“Out of Doors”
An exciting new online digital arts festival.
Transitioning out of lockdown!
#artsareessential. #summer2020, #artshare. #artsactive’ #outofdoors# #expressivearts
18 July - 15 August 2020

Arts Active ( supporting education, community, and audience engagement) have devised a new online digital arts festival, “Out of Doors” that will inspire all to get creative, and encourage us all out into the fresh air. This digital festival comes at a time where remote learning has become fundamental for young people during this period of lockdown that we have, and are all still experiencing. 

Arts Active has been leading the way in their engagement with schools, teachers, families and young people, providing educational online resources, access to live creative tutorials along with links and advice. “Out of Doors”, will provide free access to online activities and will include artist led activities and mini projects.   

“The festival will encourage all, particularly young people to find inspiration, and enjoy the natural world and being out -doors.  Whether it’s in the parks, urban environment, garden or balcony during lockdown we have seen nature coming closer and playing an important role in our wellbeing. “Bryony Harris, Director, Arts Active 

Out of Doors encourages all, particularly young people to find inspiration, and enjoy the natural world that surrounds us. Key prompts around the subject of nature will be part of the creative process and engagement, evoking a sense of well being. 

The festival programme on offer will include:

  • mini projects (including a creative yr 6 transition project),
  • one off creative activities in music, dance/ movement, art & drama;
  • artists demonstrations for all ages, 
  • talks, Q&A’s, podcasts, quizzes and  many opportunities to share.

A number of these projects and tasks within the festival will support pupils from early years, to key stage 4 and beyond including Additional Learning Needs. There is a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Take part, join in and enjoy this “Out of Doors” digital arts festival from 18 July - 15 August 2020. A detailed programme of what’s on offer, dates and times will be available soon! 

In association with “Out of Doors”, Arts Active are devising creativity parcels to support those young people who are unable to access online activities due to rural locality, areas of deprivation and others within central south Wales. The parcels will be distributed to nominated pupils by the end of term to support them through the summer break. 

For further information on “Out of Doors”, (press photos, content, interviews) please contact: Patricia O’Sullivan, 07841 412 1075, Arts Active Communication team

Please follow us on Twitter: @ArtsActive; Facebook: @artsactive

Editors Notes:

The Arts Active Trust is a registered charity that supports education, community and audience engagement projects from St David’s Hall and the New Theatre. The Trust believes passionately in the power of the high quality arts projects to engage, inspire and transform people’s lives no matter what their economic, cultural and social context may be. 

The Arts Active programme takes its inspiration from the diverse programme of the two venues and capitalises on the expertise and resources they have, using them as a powerful catalyst for creative endeavours. Arts Active delivered the A2:connect programme to the Central South region as part of the Regional Arts and Education network project.  For more information, please email Arts Active.

Arts Active deliver A2: Criw Celfwhich offers young artists a varied programme of opportunities to work with professional artists, curators, designers, film makers etc to gain a broader understanding and greater experience of current visual arts practise. Criw Celf works with young people that are showing particular talent or interest in the visual arts helping them to fully develop their potential. A2: Criw Celf is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and is managed by the Arts Active Trust, working in partnership with; arts organisations, galleries and colleges to embed our activity in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend county boroughs.


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