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“The Big Things"

Children's workshops based on a Polish book

“The Big Things” is a project created by the Art Fraction Foundation (Poznan / Poland) and implemented in cooperation with three partners:

Starcatchers (Edinburgh / Scotland)

Sticky Fingers Art (Newry / Ireland)

Take Art (Somerset / Great Britain)

During the project you'll get:

Access to three online, creative workshops "What matters most":

IMAGINATION led by Malina Prześluga

CREATION led by Barbara Małecka

MOVEMENT led by Paulina Giwer-Kowalewska

To get access to workshops, you need a special, little book entitled “The Great Things” Please email info@takeart.org with your name and address to receive your book, the code to access the workshop will be in there. 

Additional for Polish-speaking audiences we provide online access to audio play in Polish

The project is a presentation of a production made by outstanding Polish artists related to art for children – Malina Prześluga, Piotr Klimek, and Robert Romanowicz, who created unique events combining sound, text, calligraphy, and graphics. As part of the project, the audio play “The Big Things” will be presented in English-speaking countries, accompanied by a promotional brochure, which is a visual addition to the audio play. Another supplement and continuation of these events will be a series of online creative, family workshops entitled "What matters most" led by Malina Prześluga (IMAGINATION, focusing on creating activities based on the most important words and ideas of the “Wielkie Rzeczy” book), Barbara Małecka (CREATION in which one can create a tiny theatre and play with characters from the book), Paulina Giwer-Kowalewska (MOVEMENT, using dance as a great way to communicate with our bodies and our families).

From Art Fraction:

We are convinced that children today, even more than before, need the wise guidance of adults. That is why we want to provide parents from partner countries with a tool that will support them in their interactions and cooperation with the youngest children. At the same time, we want this project to be a showcase of the best Polish art for children in the international arena. We hope that the event we are preparing, the musical side of which is complemented by visual and textual elements, will allow, on the one hand, to preserve the elements of the most important creative ideas for young children, such as deepening family relationships, and, on the other hand, to protect children from the negative effects of digital media. We believe that it is really worthwhile to offer recipients activities that can become a kind of parent's guide, showing possible ways of interacting with children, and at the same time enabling contact with art also for the youngest viewers and listeners. Closeness has become a real challenge in recent months, we believe that art for children will allow it to continue to be nurtured. That is why we are continually looking for answers to the questions that arise… What may be the forms of new closeness? What are the needs? What are the challenges faced by artists creating for youngsters and the adults closest to them? And what will be their place in the redefined world of art?


Our project team:

Artistic concept: Barbara Małecka, Alicja Morawska-Rubczak

Artistic text: Malina Prześluga

Translation: Marek Kazmierski

Illustrations: Robert Romanowicz

Calligraphy and composition: Katarzyna Mular

Promotional texts: Alicja Morawska-Rubczak

Production: Mateusz Okonek

Workshops: led by Paulina Giwer-Kowalewska, Barbara Małecka, Malina Prześluga with narration and music by Piotr Klimek, produced by Habaja Film.

The Project “Wielkie Rzeczy / The Big Things” is financed within the scope of the Multiannual Program INDEPENDENT 2017-2022, as part of the "Cultural Bridges" grant program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute that promotes Polish culture abroad.