West Midlands

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.

Localise

The Localise project investigated the study trip as model of research, education and practice in vocational training for culture animation and community work.

'I care' and 'Simone', mac, Birmingham – 9 November

Two monologues on mental health presented by Newman University College.

'I care' and 'Simone' are two devised monologues with music about mental health illness. A woman with bi-polar disorder and her carer invite the audience to witness and reflect on their experience. Each performance will be followed by a short discussion with the audience. This is a Newman production developed within the Community & Applied Drama Laboratory (CAD/Lab).

Development and Support Officer, Celebrating Sanctuary, Birmingham – deadline 6 November

Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham is a registered charity (no. 1099536) which works through the arts to raise awareness of the contributions that refugees make to the UK, and in particular to the city of Birmingham. CSB’s events celebrate the UK tradition of offering sanctuary to those fleeing persecution.

Professional Placement Opportunity, Digital Artist, West Bromwich – deadline 19 October

The placement will last for three months from January – March 2013 working for 16 hours a week over a Tuesday and Thursday at the Acute Mental Health Inpatient service at Hallam St Hospital, Sandwell.

The artist will be supported by the Occupational Therapy Team who will ensure high quality supervision, support and feedback in the development of facilitation and group skills required to work with this client group in the future.

General Manager, Meadow Arts, West Midlands – deadline 22 October

Meadow Arts is seeking a General Manager to work closely with the Director and team to support the delivery of Meadow Arts’ aims, and ensure the smooth and efficient management of Meadow Arts’ finances, office and programmes of work.

The role will bring opportunities to develop the organisation’s operational basis, contribute to the organisation’s strategic development, and, potentially, contribute to aspects of the artistic programming. 

Salary: c.£23,405 per annum pro rata 
Hours of work: 28 hours per week to be worked flexibly but ideally over 4 days 

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