What is it?
Get Creative Weekend is a celebration of the arts and creativity
that's everywhere in Wales. It's in village and concert halls, at
school and home. It's on stage and digital screen, on gallery and
graffiti walls. It moves like ballet, street and lindyhop. It
sounds like busking, choirs, poetry and hip-hop. And it's
everything in between!
We want to create a national moment that's felt across the world
where everybody in Wales takes part in creative activity. We want
to spotlight current activity and encourage new. Try something,
make something and Get Creative on 1-3 April 2016.
We're asking arts organisations, community groups and societies
or all shapes and sizes to invite others take part in a creative
experience. It could involve making music, dance, film or
photography. Creating with words, paint or digitally. Maybe just
generally getting crafty! Whether it's your usual activity or
something specially planned, let us know what you're up to. http://getcreative.wales
What's our ambition?
BBC Wales, Arts Council of Wales and What Next? are teaming up
to spotlight creativity of all kinds all over Wales, on the same
weekend. We'll use as much promotional power as we can to draw
attention to the weekend and create both impact and legacy.
We'll have a national conversation on creativity in Wales but we'll
want to do more that talk - we want to people to take part.
We'll do this by:
Activity: We'll ask arts and creative groups across Wales tell us
about how people can take part in creative activity with them
across the weekend. It could be specifically planned sessions
or their regular activity. There'll be activity accessible to all
levels of experience and ages; from opera singing to graffiti art,
drum workshops to knitting.
We want people to share their how they choose to get creative
across the weekend and share on social media.
Promotion: We'll be profiling Wales as a creative nation leading up
to the weekend. Across the BBC we'll show the power of creativity
in different ways and discuss its impact on life in Wales. We'll be
supporting those hosting events on the weekend to do the same
- Bring all this together! We want to
develop a signature event - a moment that really sums up Get
Creative in Wales - which grabs the imagination and the
Our key aims are:
the profile of creativity in Wales - different types of arts and
creative activity and the groups that do it
participation in arts and creative activity across the weekend and
people / communities across Wales who don't normally participate or
benefit all across Wales
digital platforms and tools to showcase and share the best
creativity from the weekend with the rest of the world
- Create a
national conversation around arts, creativity and culture
April 1st - 3rd 2016