Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Continuing Professional Development courses for the Arts Sector

This summer, the Worcestershire Arts Partnership launches, a series of four professional development opportunities for those working in the Arts in Worcestershire.
The courses will feature both externally invited and local speakers who have been asked to share their expertise, learning and best practice for the benefit of the arts community.
All the courses will take place in the Guild Hall, Worcester from 10am to 12.30pm.  There will be refreshments available and Wi-Fi.

The first session will take place on Wednesday 11 July and features speakers Deborah Kermode, Chief Executive and Artist Director MAC Birmingham and Clare Purcell Assistant Director at Meadow Arts on Business Planning for Success in the Arts.  Creating a Business Plan is a vital step to generating funding and audiences for artistic work, but not everyone knows how to produce one. 
Then on Wednesday 12 September Sarah Gee, Managing Partner Indigo Ltd and Manda Graham Director of Equal Vision will talk about Business resilience and sustaining your arts organisation.
There are two further sessions on Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 6th February 2019.
To book your places please visit: www.severnarts.org.uk/inspire-enable-empower

Places are available on a first come, first served basis.  Everyone is welcome.  Places cost £10 for one course or £35 for all four.



Friday, 25 May 2018

Arts and Health Symposium

New Prescriptions, the sub group of Worcestershire Arts Partnership, is holding a free Arts and Health Symposium on Tuesday 5 June 9.30am to 2.30pm in The Studio Theatre, The Hive, Worcester.

Guest Speakers are Rachel Adams from Wyldwood Arts speaking on Intergenerational Arts and Health and Lucy Chick Advanced Public Health Practitioner speaking about Social Prescribing and the arts in Worcestershire.

There will also be an open space event to share ideas about collaborative working.

Performances will include 'Cognition’ by Inter-Act from Reaction Theatre Makers and an intergenerational dance piece from EveryBODY Dance. Sight Concern will also present some photos of their latest exhibition.

There will be an opportunity also to network over Lunch.

To book a place click here

Voices and Visions 2018 Exhibition

The Voices and Visions Exhibition will be returning to the Cathedral once again to celebrate the creativity of children and young people in Worcestershire.  It's a wonderful opportunity for children and young people to showcase their art work in the beautiful surroundings of the Worcester Cathedral.

Now in its 19th year, Voices and Visions has become a yearly fixture in the school calendar and brings together 45 schools in an exhibition that demonstrates the wealth of talent that can be found in the County.

This year schools have been working on the theme of 'Acts of Kindness', acknowledging all the good deeds people have done, no matter how big or small.

For the first time this year, Meadow Arts have been contributing to Voices and Visions by placing Creative Practitioners in four local schools. Fort Royal Community Primary School, Blackwell First School, Regency High School and Stanley Road Primary School have been working with Sarah Edwards, Mark Riley and Sarah Fereday to create new art work specifically for the exhibition.

The Exhibition runs from May19 to June 17 in the Cloisters at Worcester Cathedral during normal opening hours.

For further information please contact Elaine Knight, Arts Officer, Worcestershire County Council – eknight@worcestershire.gov.uk