We invite the Georgian pedagogues and artists that are interested in developing their skills and knowledge in the field of artistic work with children and would like to contribute to Brave Kids manual that will be published in late 2018.
You will have the possibility to find out about Brave Kids artistic model of working: the philosophy and attitude while communicating with children as well as practical tools that can be used during your workshops.
The Brave Kids project and its unique model touch children and their all over the world, strengthening their belief in themselves and increasing intercultural understanding and friendship. Over the life of Brave Kids, we have grown from hosting 15 children from three countries in 2009 to 159 children from 14 countries in 2017 and from producing the program in one city in Poland (Wrocław) to having sites in multiple Polish cities as well as new international locations in Slovakia and Georgia. As we envision further expansion of Brave Kids to new sites and to reach new artists, groups of children, and cultural managers, we are critically aware of the need to maintain the quality and integrity of the project. Artistic workshops led by professional artistic instructors using an innovative facilitated peer learning model that we call “kids teach kids” are truly the heart of Brave Kids. This learning model is rooted in a foundation of compassion and trust and strives to nurture the Brave Kids' confidence in their own abilities, not only as artists, but as leaders in their communities.
In cooperation with our long term partner, Caritas Georgia we will organize the study visit in Tbilisi for Brave Kids experienced artistic instructors (Jacek Timingeriu and Mateusz Godlewski), project coordinator (Justyna Warecka), pedagogy professor (Kamila Kamińska, PhD, University of Wrocław) and local instructors between 16th – 19th of March 2018. During the study visit, there will be practical and theoretical sessions about Brave Kids project involving both Brave Kids artistic instructors and local pedagogues and artists. The main aim of the study visit is to review the manual. More than a static written document, this manual will be an interactive platform that will allow us to engage a larger audience of new partners and collaborators, exchange best practices, and share the Brave Kids vision on a larger scale.
Before the visit, early March, the local pedagogues and artistic will be provided with the beta version of the manual (English version). After reading the manual they will participate in the study visit. Each local instructor should take part in every session.
SCHEDULE OF THE STUDY VISIT
16th of March, Friday (16:00 – 18:00) – the introduction
17th of March, Saturday (10:00 – 13:00) – the workshops for local children and feedbacks.
The workshop will be run by local instructors and should be based on the knowledge and skills they have learned from the manual. Brave Kids artistic instructors will observe the process and make notes.
(15:00 – 19:00) - The workshop will be run by Brave Kids experienced artistic instructors. The local instructors will observe the process and make notes. The evaluation of the day.
19th of March, Monday (11:00 – 13:00) - Preparation of joint workshops by Brave Kids artistic instructors and local instructors and more detailed information about Brave Kids model of working described by Jacek Timingeriu
(14:00 – 19:00) – workshops no. 3 and final conclusions.
The workshop will be run together by Brave Kids experienced artistic instructors and local instructors based on Brave Kids model of working (according to the manual). Final conclusion in the end of the day.
Are you interested to learn about Brave Kids and it's unique approach during artistic workshops with children? We invite two Georgian artists, pedagogues or people interested and experienced in leading the artistic workshops for children (theater, dance, music, circus…) with good reading and speaking English skills.
In English: Iwona Frydryszak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In Georgian: Nana Kukhalashvili (email@example.com)
The study visit in Tbilisi is part of The Brave Kids Artistic Instructor Training and Practical Dissemination Project co-funded by Creative Europe programme of the European Union, organized by Song of the Goat Theatre Association, Poland and Caritas Georgia.