Monday, 29 April 2013

Invite to Tender from Literature Wales - Writing Workshops themed on Dylan Thomas

Literature Wales is the national organisation for developing literature in Wales, and part of its vision is to develop the creativity and literacy skills of children and young people. To mark Dylan Thomas’s centenary in 2014, Literature Wales, funded by Welsh Government will launch a new project called Dylanwad / Developing Dylan which will form part of the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations taking place in 2014.
Commission to develop workshops and teaching pack

Literature Wales is looking for a contractor to devise six new one-hour creative writing workshops (for Key Stages 2, 3 & 4, in Welsh and in English) themed on Dylan Thomas’ work.

Literature Wales invites applications for tender to devise six one-hour workshops (for Key Stages 2, 3 & 4, in English and in Welsh) that will reflect current curriculum requirements in Wales, including those of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework. Each workshop will be specifically tailored to the relevant Key Stage, ensuring proper provision for differentiated learning and allowing children and young people the freedom to explore. All six workshops will introduce Thomas’ characters, anecdotes, themes, poetry and prose.

Applicants (or sub-contractors) must be fully bilingual as the workshops will need to be devised in Welsh and in English. Workshops cannot be translated like-for-like – Welsh and English language content should reflect contrasting cultural and linguistic traditions.

This commission can be applied for alongside the complementary commission to develop cross art-form day workshops (see below), or it can be applied for in isolation.

Deadline for applications: 5.00 pm on Friday 3rd May 2013

Click here for more information on the application process and requirements of the tender.


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Commission to develop a new cross art-form day workshop

Literature Wales is also looking to commission a contractor to develop a new cross art-form day workshop for disaffected and disadvantaged children and young people.

Literature Wales invites applications for tender to devise a new cross art-form day workshop themed on Dylan Thomas. The day workshop will target disaffected and disadvantaged children in Key Stages 3 & 4 (i.e. suitable for ages 11-16). In order to increase the accessibility of Dylan Thomas for disadvantaged and disaffected young people, the day workshop will focus on the development of literary ideas rather than the practice of creative writing. The workshop could focus on Thomas’ love of cinema, his documentary propaganda film scripts during the Second World War, his screenplays, his characters, anecdotes, themes, poetry and prose.

Applicants (or sub-contractors) must be fully bilingual as the day session will need to be devised separately in Welsh and in English. The day workshop outline cannot be translated like-for-like, although the general perameters for the two can be the same.

This commission can be applied for alongside the complementary commission to develop one-hour workshops and teaching packs, or it can be applied for in isolation.

Deadline for applications: 5.00 pm on Friday 3rd May 2013

Click here for more information on the application process and requirements of the tender.

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