Contemporary art can sometimes seem at odds with a public that does not feel that art and its institutions share its values. Now think about the young people who have an idea to create something different, but do not have the inner voice or a reference which would plant the words in their head – „Yeah, I can do it“. Contemporary art have the potential to contribute particular insights into, and understandings of phenomena to this topic.
When you look at particular artists and their work young people should anticipate how they might perceive or question particular images,objects, tactics, or creative methods. Encourage new questions, and create newways of looking, thinking, and creating, by setting up a platform which anyone interested could connect to.
Step 1 – Are you good enough to do this?Introduce three different pieces of an established artists who may have divergent ideas or approaches, and can offer multiple perspective related to a chosen theme . By introducing three pieces we would make them think through multiple options before selecting a final idea to pursue.Step 2 – Create somethingNext step is to ask the young people if they can create something similar to the three featured pieces. It can be anything from sketch, installation, prototype etc. Do you have enough creativity and skills to do something similar to what contemporary artist does?Step 3 - .Acknowledge and Appreciate This is a side note for parents/educators/contributors. Each appreciation adds to the creative confidence. Step 4 – AwardsStart conversation. Evaluate. Implement and award the best proposals. Honour the winners with the “Contemporary Creative” award.Step 5 – Be confident about your creativity