2018 PromArt Competition - Peter and The Wolf

The competition -

Brecon Town Concert Band, a wind band bringing together amateur and professional musicians of all ages, launched its Last Night of the Prom concert series in 2012. In 2017, the concert held annually in September, marked the launch of the first annual PromArt art competition to promote, celebrate and showcase the artistic talents of students studying in schools across Powys. Working in conjunction with the Lumen Prize for digital art and Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, this inaugural competition attracted over 350 entrants with 80 shortlisted and winning works displayed in the Andrew Lamont Gallery at the Theatr Brycheiniog for 4 weeks. Three top winners, selected by age group, won a total of £180. The shortlisted works were also
projected onto a screen behind the Band over the band – in digital format - during the concert.

The competition is open to students in Years 3 to 18 studying at any school in the County of Powys. Students are asked to present their own artistic interpretation of any one of the animals or instruments that are featured in this year’s Prom Concert performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf. Artwork can be in any medium up to A2 size and should be emailed as JPEG files to promartcompetition@gmail.com
The competition welcomes digitally-created art including animations, GIFs, and moving images. These can also be sent by email with YouTube or Vimeo links to the work. The closing date for entries to be received is the 20th July 2018. Judging will take place during the first week of September.

Prizes will be awarded at the Prom Concert on Monday 10th September 2018. As shortlisted entries will be projected onto a screen above the (on stage whilst) the band during the performance (is performing,) these shortlisted entrants will be asked to deliver their work to Theatr Brycheiniog for display on the top floor in the Andrew Lamont gallery by 20th July 2018. Digital works will be exhibited on Digital Art Frames in the Theatr, either
projected or printed according to the artist’s wish. Curation and ‘hanging’ of artwork will be carried out by Theatr Brycheiniog. Three prizes will be awarded on Monday 10th September 2017: £15 cash prize in the Primary School category Years 1-3 and £15 for students in Years 4-6. For secondary school students there will be a £50 cash prize for students aged 11-13, £50 for students aged 14-15 and £50 for students 16 and over. Discretionary prizes may also be available for exceptional runners up.

Peter and The Wolf (Clicking on Peter and the Wolf will take you onto a page with the full script of the story)
Sergei Prokoviev was considered to be one of the greatest Russian composers of the 20th century, writing iconic ballets, symphonies and choral music. In 1936, Prokofiev and his family settled permanently in Moscow, after shifting back and forth between Moscow and Paris for the previous four years. That year he composed one of his most famous works, Peter and the Wolf, for Natalya Sats's Central Children's Theatre, the world’s first professional theatre for children.

The work introduced children to the main instruments of the orchestra, linking them to the animals in the engaging story, which is read out, on stage, by a narrator. This is a wind band version which differs slightly from the original orchestration. We would like children to illustrate the music and the story by choosing one of the following animals /instruments for their entry to the competition:

Little bird / Flute  Duck / Soprano Sax  Cat / Clarinets  Grandfather - Bassoon/Euphonium and Basses  Wolf / French Horns  Peter / Woodwind The Hunters – Timpani and drums

Combinations – such as Peter and the Wolf or Grandfather and Peter - are just fine. Children are also encouraged to imagine how the rest of the action looks, and include the gate, rope, and the hunters, for example. A copy of the narrator’s text is available on request and the work itself is available to listen to on You Tube.

The Lumen Prize is a competition founded in 2012 to celebrate and showcase on a global stage the most exciting digital art projects. It’s a movement that’s making a difference to established and emerging artists alike. The goal is to focus the world’s attention on an exciting art genre through its annual competition, a global tour and associated activities, such as workshops, seminars and special events. Since its first show in London’s Cork Street in January 2013, Lumen has staged nearly 30 shows and events around the world, bringing together technology and art, research and practice, thinking and creation and distributed over $50,000 in prize money

The core of the theatre’s vision is to inspire, educate and entertain – The PromArt competition allows us to encourage and showcase our local young artists whilst supporting a wonderful community initiative.

Carla Rapoport: Carla is a Director and Founder of the Lumen Prize, who has been involved in arts management since 2010. Since founding the Lumen Prize in 2012, Carla has organized and spoken at over 25 Lumen Prize shows and events around the world.

Punch Maughan: Visual Arts Coordinator for The Andrew Lamont Gallery at Theatr Brycheiniog. Punch curated the annual art exhibition ‘Art @ No 10’ for seven years before commencing her role at the theatre in 2017.

To enter the PromArt competition

Download the school's entry form - here
Download the entry form for students submitting their own work - here
Download the brochure - here
Download the poster - here

Complete the form and return it by email to promartcompetition@gmail.com. Schools may either submit forms on behalf of those students wishing to enter the competition, or students may enter themselves on an individual basis.

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