This Way Up - deadline 19 October 2016

Creative Health CIC would like to appoint six artists to take part in the This Way Up participatory arts professional development programme in the West Midlands.

This 12-month project is aimed at practicing artists who want to develop their participatory visual arts practice with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and with older people with dementia. In addition, the project provides opportunities to develop outreach and public engagement work.

This Way Up is a creative wellbeing project for people living in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. Tailored to different community groups, This Way Up provides an opportunity to take part in a regular artistic activity, led and supported by a professional artist, and inspired by gallery collections. The 12-month programme provides training and support for six artists, working with lead artists Sarah Taylor Silverwood and Ben Sadler to plan and deliver hands-on visual arts workshops, and with artist Justin Wiggan to develop outreach and engagement work using sound.