Reference number: KRE2020-12-20-5038
Project Title: Will finds a way
Amount awarded: € 4,997.00
Through this project students will participate in a collaborative creative experience with creative practitioners from Żugraga Dance Organisation. The dance practitioners will lead a number of sessions which will be both educational and creative. These will focus around the theme of what it means to be successful and striving to reach individual goals. This creative process will lead to a final performance which the students themselves will perform.
Applicant: St Ignatius College Secondary School
Reference number: KRE2020-10-20-5036
Project Title: The Golden Timepiece
Amount awarded: € 5,000.00
The 'Golden Timepiece' will introduce students to Maltese craftsmanship and provide a fascinating insight into Malta’s social history. The main aim of the project is that of nurturing the creative potential in each and every student involved and guide and support their development into a professional activity. This particular project will be designed and completed collaboratively and simultaneously between St Ignatius College Secondary School being an educational institution and creative practitioners being Mr Arthur Vassallo, Master Gilder and Restorer as well as Mr Joe Micallef who is a carpenter and designer of Wooden Clock Frames and Mr Darren Tanti, senior lecturer of Fine Arts. Year 11 students with different abilities, who are being educated and trained specifically on the Oil & Water Gilding craftsmanship will have the opportunity to work together on a traditional maltese clock - from the planning stage, research, designing, gilding, painting and finishing of the artefact to the final completion and presentation of the masterpiece.
Applicant: St Albert the Great College
Reference number: KRE2020-08-20-4957
Project Title: Ohlomli - Holma
Amount awarded: € 4,999.90
Oħlomli ħolma seeks to put together middle school students and Valletta senior citizen artists to engage in a productive conversation. Using this conversation as a springboard, the project will guide and engage students with the process of producing a serialised programme that would be made available on the College’s YouTube Channel. The project’s primary aim is to help young minds familiarise themselves with the different creative and technical facets of the production process. Students will first be given an overview of the whole process then assigned to six different teams that are: camera crew, sound crew, editing, stage design and production, stage manager and photographers. Students will ultimately deliver the necessary materials used for the programme itself. During this process, students will garner a degree of familiarity with specific media-related skill sets. This will act as a hands-on exploratory experience for them to test out the potential viability of furthering their studies in these areas. Even though a degree of play and exploration will be encouraged, students will be guided to take roles within the project and trained to effectively produce and deliver the required assets relative to their role. A by-product of this process will be for the students to see how a production is divided into smaller, focused tasks and how a team of individuals rely inherently on each other to achieve a final, cohesive product.
Applicant: St Ignatius College, Learning Support Centre, Żebbuġ
Reference number: KRE2020-09-20-4958
Project Title: Creative Responsibility (Kreattiv 1)
Amount awarded: € 3,950
This project will involve learners with severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) (aged 8-11 years) from St. Ignatius College, Learning Support Centre Żebbuġ who will be working with teachers, LSEs and creative practitioners in the development of a multi-disciplinary performance involving storytelling, drama and dance. This project will provide students with SEBD to attend story telling sessions organised by Malcolm Galea, drama/dance sessions organised by Sandra Mifsud and Douglas Comley. The combination of such disciplines merges the creative and educational dimensions. The aim of the sessions will be to improve the students story telling writing, drama and performance skills through this training. Sessions will also be geared towards stimulating the participants' own/individual expression through storytelling and dance and drama. This will be done via story telling activities combined further stimulation through dance and drama. Last and not least given the difficult social and economic background of such students this project will be probably be the first opportunity for these students to engage in such creative and innovative project in their classrooms and centre. The project will culminate to a performance event to be held during the celebration day of respective colleges. In this way the participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills learnt formally to the public and their peers in mainstream schools.
Applicant: Learning Support Centre
Reference number: KRE2020-03-20-4872
Project Title: Reviving Childhood Creative Skills
Amount awarded: € 5,000.00
This learner-centred, multidisciplinary project aims to expose our students to multiple artistic expression through different mediums. Students will be participating in different workshops with different creative practitioners.
Flow Arts - sessions which will help students to improve their coordination and get moving with a range of flow equipment and circus arts equipment. The sessions will integrate dance and creative exploration of movement with the provided skill-based props manipulation.
Macrame - sessions which help students learn this crafting technique that uses knots and beads to create various textiles.
Creative woodwork - students will be given access to Unimat Metal Line woodworking machines with guidance on carving various 2D shapes, and building 3D models and toys.
Sci-Beauty Workshops - students will be encouraged to experiment with different substances to create fragrances and candles using organic mixtures.
Fused Glass - students will be exposed to this artistic technique sometimes known as 'kiln-formed glass', where clear and/or coloured glass is melted or fused together in a kiln to produce a huge range of art pieces. In these workshops, students will learn to transform flat pieces of glass into beautiful jewellery, picture frames, bowls, and plates.
In each discipline, students will be exposed to different skills and guided to come up with innovative ideas in each workshop. The sessions will help students to engage with their educational journey as they will be able to explore new areas of learning. The students will also be having the possibility to use these creative products in entrepreneurial activities.
Applicant: Cottonera Resource Centre
Reference number: KRE2020-04-20-4659
Project Title: EI thru AI (Kreattiv II)
Amount awarded: € 4,895.00
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to be aware and acknowledge one’s own emotions and those of others. EI is an ability that is deemed necessary in today’s world and is essential for social interactions, self-awareness, and self-control. On the other hand, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a product of the progress of the technological world. AI is generally described as a method of simulating human intelligence through programming of machines. AI can be used in different settings (e.g. manufacturing) for different purposes.
This project is about delving into the importance of EI as a tool for communication, and how communication can be expressed through the use of AI components. The participants will make use of basic 3D design and coding technologies to create a human head prototype. The prototype will be coded to display basic emotions through facial expressions (e.g. sadness, happiness, etc.). One prototype will be created, and this creation can in itself be utilised as a tool to enhance the learning of the abstract concept of EI. Moreover, the concept of Emotions, is a prominent learning outcome in the PSCD syllabus.
This project aims to:
a) Strengthen the understanding and the importance of being aware of own emotions and those of others;
b) Increase the knowledge and interest in AI, and how AI can be used in creative projects;
c) Instil creativity with the use of modern technology devices, whilst learning more about EI;
d) Expose students to personal skills such as teamwork, initiative, innovation, experimentation, and originality.
Applicant: St. Thomas More College, Boys Learning Support Centre Partnering with: St. Margaret College Learning Support Centre (Cospicua) (Secondary)
Reference number: KRE2020-04-20-4885
Project Title: Art at school
Amount awarded: € 7,102
The project will involve youngsters/learners with severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) (aged from 12-15 years) from St. Thomas More College Learning Support Centre (Ħamrun) and St. Margaret College Learning Support Centre (Cospicua) who will be working with teachers and creative partners in the development of a multi-disciplinary performance involving Rap music, Hip Hop dance and Percussion/Drums. This project will provide the possibility to young adults with SEBD to attend Hip Hop dance sessions organised by Mr. Liston Bongailas (Hip Hop Artist), percussion/drums sessions organised by Mr. Peter Paul Galea (Tribali) and Rap music sessions with Kapitlu 13 Artists.
Applicant: Naxxar Induction Hub (Secondary)
Reference number: KRE2020-05-20-4918
Project Title: Celebration Day 2021
Amount awarded: € 4,512
The project will seek to motivate the students of The Induction Hub to speak in English and Maltese through an artistic Dance Theatre production. Students of the Secondary Induction School will be encouraged to follow workshops with creative practitioners according to their artistic preference. The artistic mediums that will be highlighted in this project are art (painting and scenography), creative writing (stories and script writing), dance, and media. A theme will be established between the school’s project leader and lead artist, this will then be explored through the different media.
Applicant: Gozo College Middle School
Reference number: KRE2020-06-20-4936
Project Title: Uproot - Kreattiv for Middle Schools
Amount awarded: € 3,349
This project will explore the issue of migration from a wider perspective. Students will become aware that people migrate to different areas/countries for a variety of reasons. Students will have the opportunity to discuss this issue with different persons who moved from their birth countries to a different country which they now call home. During the first phase of the project, a workshop will be held for all school students. Each group of students will listen to the stories of migrants in a workshop held in collaboration with JRS, participate in a writing workshop with Simone Spiteri and an art session with Mario Abela where they will be exposed to storyboarding. In addition, they will also be meeting with those who moved away from or to Gozo.
During the second phase of the project, the writer Simone Spiteri, will workshop the ideas and concepts brainstormed during Phase 1 and eventually produce a docu-story. A workshop will also take place concurrently with Mario Abela who will be exploring the principles of film-making with a focus group made up of students who wish to be part of it.
In the third phase the script is completed, and this is where the audio-visual component of the project kicks in. Over a period of five school days, the footage needed will be filmed. Editing, production and finalising of the piece will be concluded.