Rivers of the world (RoTW) – Vietnam is invited to join the project together with two other countries, Zambia and Ethiopia, for a 2 year engagement until 2016/17. This project offers 6 schools in each selected non-UK country the opportunity to be partnered with a UK school and work with a local artist to produce high quality digital artwork with groups of students. This artwork will then be displayed as part of the Totally Thames festival in London in September 2016, and locally in the overseas country via an online digital exhibition.
The project enables young people to explore, celebrate and share their local environment, learn about other cultures and engage with global issues. It also provides fantastic opportunities for pupils to work with talented professional artists to create amazing pieces of artwork for public display in London and participating cities globally. It provides a wealth of exciting cross-curricular activities designed to expand knowledge and understanding, and encourage pupils to explore and reflect on local and global issues. This will help them to gain an international outlook and develop the skills they will need for life and work in an increasingly inter-connected global society.
The British Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training will select six local schools to participate in the project. It is a great opportunity for schools in Vietnam to partner with schools in the UK and other countries. The schools will participate in an art training workshop and receive support from artists to determine their creative direction and support them in planning the practical aspects required to turn their work into final digital artwork.
The British Council is looking to contract a Vietnamese Artist to work with 6 selected schools in Hanoi on a collaborative project with the UK’s Thames Festival on the Rivers of The World (RoTW) project. The selected artist will support each of the schools to develop creative contributions to the festival which will then be used and displayed digitally in the UK during the festival.