Another exciting storytelling project that is up and running is the New England and North West Sound Trails. The app for this project will be launched in June, 2014.
The sound walks started as an idea 2 years ago when members of the Uralla community decided to record conversations and tell stories about their town. These stories, conversations and memories will now form the first part of the New England and North West Sound Trails and is called the Uralla Sound Walk. A link to the first stories can be found here: Uralla Stories.
For further information, please also check out this link to The Story Project. This provides a platform for members from the community to tell and share their stories.
This is an exciting and creative project, and we will keep you posted. Make sure to ‘like’ the project’s Facebook Page to keep up to date on the project’s progress and developments.
In June 2013, Vic Health, in partnership with Arts Victoria and Castanet, published a valuable guide exemplifying key ways the arts is of great benefit in and for communities. This is an important and interesting collaboration between the Health and Arts sectors.
Below is a summary that describes the importance of the Making Art With Communities: A Work Guide:
“Art helps us to explore and interpret our stories and, in turn, share discoveries and learn more about how other people see the world. Participation in arts activities expand our networks, strengthen our social bonds and bring our communities closer together – the foundations for mental wellbeing.” (http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/Publications/Social-connection/Making-Art-with-Communities-A-Work-Guide.aspx)
Topics covered include:
- Arts in the community
- Working with communities
- Working with artists
- Developing the project concept
- Managing the project
- Managing people
- Managing budgets and resources
- Managing events
- Completing the project.
Please click on this link for a PDF copy of the guide. It is worthwhile reading.