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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Artist Brief for Evesham CHIPP Shop

Artist Brief for Evesham CHIPP Shop

CHIPP Shop is an exciting, award winning and innovative arts and social care project run by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Arts Partnership which is aimed at providing high quality and enjoyable 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 a weekly basis for a period of up to 8 weeks at a time. It combines different art forms and allows individuals to take part in various activities over a 2 hour period.  It is a great way of giving a high class arts experience to people who are traditionally excluded from such activities.

Adults pay up to £6 per session and either come alone or are accompanied by a family member / carer etc.  There is also a strong social element within CHIPP Shop and each session must contain enjoyable (and good humoured) activities.  Having said that, CHIPP Shop is first and foremost an arts project.

We are looking for 2 artists to run a weekly 2 hour workshop taking place on a Tuesday from the 2nd of April from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in at least 1 or more of the following artistic systems:

ú   Drama / theatre
ú   Dance / movement
ú   Visual arts / film
ú   Creative writing
ú   Music / singing

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining your skills, suitability for the job and the following information to Stephen Wilson, County Arts Officer, swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk:

ú   Evidence of previous experience working in an inclusive arts / social care environment
ú   Detailed description of what artistic skills you have
ú   Experience of running weekly workshops to a wide group of participants
ú   Have creative ideas for working with adults who have previously had very little access to the Arts

£100 per session, £800 in total although additional costs can be requested for materials.

Closing date
Applications to be emailed to swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk by no later than 4pm on Friday 14th December 2012. 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and to do a 20 minute workshop with a group of service users on either the 15th or 22nd of January 2013.

Please note we would prefer to receive applications from artists based in or have a track record of working in the Worcestershire area.

If you require any further information or have any questions, please contact either Stephen Wilson, swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk, tel 01905 765754 or Diane Thomson, dethomson@worcestershire.gov.uk , tel 01905 765770.

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