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Monday, 14 January 2013

Opportunity for artists in all disciplines

Opportunity for artists in all disciplines

The Worcestershire Arts Partnership (WAP) is working with First Capital Connect and CBS Outdoors to commission 5 artists to produce work that will be exhibited and/or performed on Bus routes across Worcestershire.
Each artist will be paid £100 towards the work.

Background to the Project
The WAP has a remit of providing access to the arts to as many people as possible and sees this project as a way of bringing arts to a group of people who may not have the opportunity to access it. We are working in partnership with First Capital Connect and CBS Outdoors on this unique and exciting project which will have the backing of us both to raise the profile of the arts and of course yourself!

The Brief
We are seeking five artists from a variety of art forms. Examples could include:

·         Poets who wish to have their work displayed
·         Musicians who are looking at playing to new audiences
·         Visual artists who wish to see their work on a new canvas
·         Theatre companies who wish to have new audiences.

The list is endless and the only limit is your imagination.

You need to send us in the form of no more than three sides of A4

·         A description of your piece
·         how much space it will require
·         The duration if it is a live piece or any issues which may need to be considered if it is not live.
·         Any requirements you will need in terms of access to refresh your work in any way
·         An outline on how you will install your work and how long it will take to install, please keep this to a minimum. 
·         A copy of your risk assessment
·         Tell us what your connection to Worcestershire is or why you would like to work here.

You can also send us a web link or dvd to show your work.

You supply all your work at your own risk, First Group can make no commitment to the security of your work, you may have to consider that your work may not be returned to you, could be interfered with or stolen by passengers, please bare this in mind. The Worcestershire Arts Partnership (WAP), First Capital Connect and CBS Outdoors take no responsibility for your work it is displayed at your own risk.
Please remember your work will be shown in a public place to all ages and tastes, though we don’t want to put too many restrictions on applicants we must ask you not to include sexual references, nudity or profanity.
Your work must leave no trace on its host bus, just a lasting memory or souvenir of the journey for those who encounter it.

Time line

The date for submission is: 30.01.13

You will know if you have been shortlisted by: 15.02.13

Your chance to meet the selection panel date is: 25.02.13

Exhibition and Performance dates are: during March 2013 details to be confirmed

To apply please send in the above to:

Loz Samuels
Arts and Play Development Officer
Wyre Forest District Council
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
DY11 7WF

Tel: 01562 732 977

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