The Local Artist Fund 2016 was awarded to Elizabeth Mienert of Pop Gun Productions to deliver a “Treasure Hunt” project across Southwick for the duration of the festival with a finale on Southwick Green on 18th June.
- A Treasure Hunt with associated Quiz was devised and produced in collaboration with children from Eastbrook Academy and Shoreham Academy during a 2-day artist led workshop with different classes and year groups.
- Distribution of the map created, through book bags, to promote the “Treasure Hunt” activity and the Southwick Green Festival.
- A 1-day stall at Southwick Green on 18th June – led by Elizabeth Mienert another artist promoting the “Treasure Hunt” to the festival goers, delivering the interactive activity programme and announcing the winners/prize giving.
- The fee covered materials, publicity, printing costs, prizes and administration fees (for co-ordinating schools, assistant artists, and volunteers etc.)
Participants have developed a map of locations in Southwick to host local quiz clues. The clues are a mix of local history, landmarks and local knowledge, with the view of instilling a sense of ‘place’ and helping participants get to know their area better.
Students from Eastbrook Academy, along with several volunteers will be commandeered to help set up weather protected treasure hunt clues at the various locations decided on the map/quiz.
Elizabeth Mienert lives and works in Adur and holds a current DBS.