The aim of this project is to give practical access to participation in music, art and digital skills to create ‘Sound Stories’- an innovative modern medium of storytelling.
This project will be a collaboration of young participants with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), working creatively alongside their peers. The project will combine storytelling with visual art to create sound stories. It will connect young people creatively to transform perceptions of disability through creative collaboration.
A sound story is an audio visual representation of a story, using music and instrumentation to create accompanying sound effects. While the elements of the story (including illustration etc) are created manually, the end result is a digital representation of a story. The young participants will be given an opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on storytelling, multimedia art and music (exploring sound instruments) to support them in developing their ideas creatively.
This project will be run through collaboration in small groups of 2-3, linking together in larger online meetings to bring the creative strands together and plan the outcome. This inclusive project will actively welcome participation from both young people with autism and their neurotypical peers.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.