Boateng Gold Unit 2: Part A

Leadership Project – The Treasure House Art Magazine

My Project

Melanie sends us an email

“Hi students, this year, I thought it would be good if all the Arts Award students worked on a leadership project together and if it was something that could showcase the art work of every artist at the school. Do you have any ideas for what that could be?”
People were talking about an art magazine. We looked at some examples:

My Role in the Project: Editorial Director and Social Media Officer (this sounds pretty impressive!)

Leadership skills

I was encouraged to be the editorial director because I am good at knowing what students are interested in and I wanted to be social media officer so I could help communicate the project. These are the leadership skills I wanted to develop:

  • Communicating with others
  • Helping other people to share their art
  • Showing others that they can succeed
  • Working as part of a team
  • Being confident and helping others to be confident.

Project Aims and Outcomes

What did we want from our magazine? Here is what we want! This is from a group discussion.

Goal: To create an Art Magazine to showcase the work of Treasure House students and other artists that will encourage people to make art of their own.

You can see all of the minutes of the Treasure Art Magazine Meetings here

What I will need from others

So at first, I was really nervous to have an important job. I was so nervous I skipped one of these meetings. But then I talked to Melanie and she said she could help me out and I suppose I decided it was okay to take a risk. But here is the list of everyone’s jobs:

  • Project Director and administrator – Melanie
  • Managing Editor – Kristin 
  • Head of Design – Aidan
  • Events Management – Savannah
  • Editorial Directors – Prince and Alice
  • Head of Research – Prince and Savannah
  • Social Media – Prince
  • Finance Officer – Kristin and Aidan
  • Head of Photography – Emily / Kristin
  • Talent Liaison – Alice

Judging the success of the project and monitoring progress

Apparently, we have to evaluate this thing. Which I suppose is important after all. This is how we are going to judge it…….

  • We complete the magazine by the end of the summer term
  • We involve every student in the school in the magazine and the events
  • We observe people reading the magazine at the launch party
  • We get positive feedback from the launch party
  • The magazine incorporates the ideas and personalities of everyone who works on it.

We are going to meet up often and in the meetings someone will write down what we say and store it in the minutes.

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