West Midlands

Actor/ Groupworker, Geese Theatre Company, West Midlands – deadline 26 February

Geese Theatre Company is a team of actors and group workers who present interactive drama and conduct workshops, staff training and consultation within the Criminal Justice System. The company has a reputation for innovative work with offenders and youth at risk and since 1987 has worked in more than 150 custodial institutions and with 42 probation areas.

The company is currently looking for male and female Actor / Groupworkers to become involved in all its performance, workshop and groupwork programmes within the Criminal Justice System.

Theatre of the Unemployed, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham – February/March

Theatre of the Unemployed is an upcoming project developed and delivered by Blue Orange Arts and funded by the European Social Fund in partnership with the Birmingham and Black Country Community Foundation.

Arrow in the Blue, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – 19 January to 24 March

The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands

Arrow in the Blue is an exhibition of artwork and writing from prisons, secure hospitals, young offender institutions and by people on probation in the West Midlands.

The exhibition has been curated by young people from the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance team of Birmingham Youth Offending Service, with training and guidance from professional curators.

w: www.koestlertrust.org.uk/index.html

Call for Artists, Forge Forward, West Midlands

The Forge Forward Dudley team are currently seeking artists for an exhibition with the theme of Addiction.

Working with Cranstoun, a drugs rehabilitation group, Forge Forward is looking for artists who use the theme of addiction within their work, are recovering addicts (in any sense of the word) or who are friends/relatives of those with addictions.

Artist wanted for Parent/Carers Film Project, Walsall – deadline 18 January

Walsall Creative Development Team in partnership with the Parenting Team and Teenage Pregnancy Team (NHS) requests proposals from arts workers/media companies to creatively design, develop and deliver a film making project.

Artist/Creative Consultant Warwickshire Autism Strategy, Warwickshire County Council – deadline 24 January

Warwickshire County Council is seeking an experienced artist/artists’ collective to devise, deliver and evaluate 10 creative consultation sessions alongside WCC staff in 10 identified schools and colleges in Warwickshire and Coventry.

Artist Champions, West Midlands Arts and Health Quality Framework – deadline 22 February

Following a successful application to the Grants for the Arts Programme Creative Health CIC will be working with artists and health practitioners from across the region to develop a quality framework for arts and health.

Lead artists will be appointed in each of the 6 sub regions to facilitate a series of local events bringing artists together to develop the framework.

Making it Happen with Community Arts short course, Staffordshire – starts 20 February

A practical 3 day short course at the Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University offering an introduction to community and participatory arts, its history and the development of participatory arts projects in community settings.

Artist for social care project, Worcestershire County Council – deadline 14 December

CHIPP Shop is an arts and social care project run by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Arts Partnership which is aimed at providing arts activities to adults who receive social care. The project has been running successfully in Kidderminster and has now received funding to run in Evesham.

CHIPP Shop runs on an 8 week basis, combining different artforms and allows individuals to take part in various activities over a 2 hour period. It provides an arts experience to people who are traditionally excluded from such activities.


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