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A Flag For Hull

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A Flag For Hull

Jason Bowers By Jason Bowers

People of Hull, it's time to create your city’s flag with Creative Briefs!

Hull Idea stage

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The project is all about engaging people in design, and local history through workshops where people will design a flag for Hull in time for the City of Culture 2017. We want to do this; not to replace The Three Crowns or City of Culture Logo, but to allow people to play a part in producing a symbolism of Hull & to show us how they see this rich & diverse city. To begin this project, we want to steam ahead with two trial runs for our workshop sessions. In our engaging workshops we will look at existing logos & flags in Hull, & at city flags around the world. We’ll explore Hull’s past, present & future, spanning 1000 years, to inspire new creative designs for a city flag which symbolise a changing city. Participants could be of any age, ability & attend in groups, individually or with family & friends. ‘The people of Hull’. These trial workshops will run A.M & P.M and will be attended by 60 - 90 individuals to see what the people of Hull can achieve creatively.

What we'll deliver:

  • We’ll encourage the people of Hull to engage with creativity & each other to create meaningful, symbolic flag designs
  • All participants will work through the creative processes we use as professional designers with our guidance.
  • Participants will be inspired by stories about the city, through personal accounts, & historical knowledge
  • They will use this knowledge to create graphic representations of how they see Hull on our worksheets.

Why it's a great idea:

Everyone has an opinion on Hull & how it is portrayed. The unveiling of the City of Culture logo started debate across the city, & this was great to see. Now is a chance for people to show us how THEY would show Hull to the world graphically. Our vision is for the people of Hull to collectively and continually gain knowledge and inspiration about Hull from a range of sources; including each other, then apply this knowledge creatively through symbolic flag designs, which would be publicised & promoted on social media. Participants can enter their designs individually or in groups & there is no limit on the number of entries. People can enter online with our worksheets, but our workshops at Hull Central Library will expand people's local knowledge & creative confidence. These trial workshops will lead to further long term sessions from which the public will vote on the winning ‘Flag for Hull’, with the winning design being produced & displayed in Hull Central Library in 2017.

Steps to get it done:

  • We have received blessing from the Lord Mayor of Hull to run this project.
  • All of our team are qualified teachers and designers, and have experience of running workshops of this kind.
  • We have confirmed guest speakers to join us, to enlighten and inspire participants.
  • We have interest from clubs and members of the public already. People who are itching to get started on this project!

This is part of a larger project to run alongside the City of Culture seasons and the launch of ‘Made in Hull’. We have spent 4 months preparing this project plus a combined 25 years of experience as designers! This project therefore gives an exciting opportunity for the people of Hull to gain first hand experience of a creative industry, and to collaborate on a project with a professional design team whilst expressing themselves creatively and learning about their city. Please show your support today by pledging, or just hitting ‘like’ so we know you think it’s a good idea and a worthy project :)

Location Hull

About the space

Hull Central Library


Hull City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,439

Tutor B Fees (Female) - £300 (21%)
Tutor A Fees (Male) - £300 (21%)
Project Management - £200 (14%)
Printing - £200 (14%)
Marketing - £100 (7%)
Materials - £100 (7%)
Evaluation (reporter fees) - £100 (7%)
Other - £139 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Tutor B Fees (Female)
Tutor A Fees (Male)
Project Management
Evaluation (reporter fees)
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £1,439

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