Poetry in Motion Community
Are you a good listener? Six poets will have the opportunity to work at community level in performance poetry residencies; engaging with community groups but also roaming the wider community, seeing opportunities to widen the making and reception of poetry. This will include absorbing the local voices, dialect and vernacular of the local communities (new and old) to translate into the poets’ own collections of work and encourage the performance and submission of poetry from the public. Poets will spend twenty five hours in these performance poetry residencies developing their own work and encouraging new voices.
Poetry in Motion Schools: Right Here, Write Now
As with the community literature project, this year New Belfast is taking a radical new direction with the Poetry in Motion for Schools project.
Poets will spend six hours per school facilitating the creation of performance poetry pieces on the theme of the ‘Rights of the Child’ and an additional three hours non-contact work. This year, students’ poems will be audio-recorded (where possible), collected and published in an audio anthology and also featured on dedicated pages on the NBCAI website.
More information on both projects is available at www.newbelfastarts.org
If you are interested in being considered for either scheme (or both) please send an artistic CV to firstname.lastname@example.org