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Reconnect: Gravesham
Creative Summer School

Monday 15th - Friday 19th August 2022, 10am - 3pm daily. This free Summer School is open to young people aged 15-16 (Years 10-12) from Gravesham and Dartford, (please see below for full eligibility criteria). The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 31st July.

This Summer School is suitable for 15-16 year olds with an interest in creative subjects - you need to have a passion for Art and Design but you don't need any previous experience and you don't have to be studying a creative subject at school/college to take part. Our Clubs aim to be inclusive - creativity is for everyone! If you have any special requirements (learning needs, access needs, disability support, preferred pronouns, allergies etc) then please let us know on your application form and we will try our best to make sure your experience with us is comfortable and enjoyable. If you'd like to ask us anything about the Summer School in advance of applying, please email outreach@uca.ac.uk

Taking inspiration from your local area and surroundings, you will explore techniques in Art and Design and reconnect with the arts during this five day Summer School. At the creative locations of the LV21 lightship and St Andrew's Arts Centre in Gravesend, you will have the opportunity to try new creative disciplines, find out more about creative pathways, and add to your portfolio of work.

The Summer School will include:

  • Creative workshops covering different creative disciplines
  • The opportunity to meet practising artists and UCA Student Ambassadors
  • Support in creating your own portfolio of creative work
  • An off-site trip to a local exhibition
  • The opportunity to display your work in a group exhibition

You'll also get the chance to work towards a Bronze Arts Award, a level 1 qualification that is great for your CV if you're interested in progressing in future creative study or careers. Not sure what Arts Award is? Find out on our Arts Award Student Page.

All creative materials and lunch will be provided free of charge, and support with travel is available.

The Summer School is free to attend and open to young people aged 15-16 (Years 10-12) living in Gravesham and Dartford.

This activity is provided by the Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP). KaMCOP is part of the national Uni Connect programme, which aims to increase the number of young people from underrepresented groups and areas accessing higher education.

Eligibility Criteria:
Priority places will be given to students who live in the Gravesham/Dartford areas of Coldharbour, Singlewell, Swanscombe and Westcourt. This will be determined using your home postcode. Any remaining places will be allocated in line with the below criteria.


Students who share one or more of the following particular characteristics:

- young people from areas of low higher education participation, low household income or lows socioeconomic status

- young people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds

- young people with a disability

- care leavers

- young carers

- young people estranged from their families

- young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

- refugees or unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)

- young people from military families.

 

Deadline for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 31st July.

Please note that this Summer School takes place on the lighship vessel (floating boat) of LV21, and includes steep stairs. Please get in touch if you have any questions about access.

Disclaimer: UCA KaMCOP reserve the right to cancel or amend this activity at any time prior to the event. This event is in-person and will be subject to institution and government Covid-19 safety guidelines applicable at the time.

This Summer School is supported by the Kent County Council Reconnect Programme.

Event details

  • 15 August 2022 - 19 August 2022

    10:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

    LV21 Lightship, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, England, DA11 0BG.