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In #DatesWithDinosaurs our young participants have been set a live project by Hull museum Dinostar, in which they will take the lead roles in project management, design, & promotion of a calendar for Hull 2019.

The creative brief for a dinosaur themed calendar for Hull 2019 was suggested by Dinostar museum on Humber Street. Steve, Curator at Dinostar, is supporting this brief by donating Earl, a 4ft model dinosaur to star in the calendar, and we are hosting weekly meetings with the young designers.

With our guidance, participants will have creative control over the locations for the photography, and will be in charge of designing the calendar including deciding on their target audience, how to produce it, what size it will be, laying out the graphic artwork, photography and imagery for the calendar, and all promotion.


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Why these projects work

We use professional design briefs from real clients and ask the young people we work with to respond, allowing our participants to take creative control in answering the brief. In doing this participants are enabled to respond as creative minds. The positive interaction introduces the creative sector to participants as an area in which they may excel.   

Our projects help young people recognise and rejoice in their successes and learn from the processes involved. We put these young people in a situation where they can build on their individual strengths, work on live projects, and share their successes through something which interests them. This approach has a positive impact on wider life skills and attributes including self-confidence, communication, team working, creative thinking and problem solving, all of which contribute significantly to their personal development and life chances.   

With thanks to this project funders:



And thanks to support given by