Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Oriel Davies Open 2014 - call for submissions

Please find attached details regarding our call for submissions for the Oriel Davies Open 2014. Please do circulate to interested parties and apologies for any cross posting.
Oriel Davies Open 2014
1st Prize £1000 + solo exhibition
Student prize £500
Deadline 13 January 2014
Exhibition 26 April - 18 June 2014
Further information and applications to open2014@orieldavies.org
Anthony Shapland, Artist and Co-director of g39
Deirdre Figueiredo, Director of Craftspace
Helen Legg, Directo rof Spike Island
Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies

Youth Music Project Manager tender

Wychavon District Council, is looking for an experienced music workshop leader, producer and project manager to continue the work of the successful Youth Music Project. Wychavon Youth Music has been running for seven years as an after school activity in the three High Schools, Droitwich High, Pershore High and Evesham High and last year Prince Henry’s on a weekly basis developing local young bands, musicians and singer/songwriters. Each year the young people have performed at various gigs and the high profile Party in the Park events. The young people have been aged 13 to 18 years. As well as developing themselves as musicians we would like the young people to tour to local care homes as a culmination of their time on the project. We would like the project to start as soon as possible. Quotes need to be no more than £18,000. The deadline for quotes and the proposal is Tues 19th November 5pm. To apply contact Tracy Grubb for a full tender document tracy.grubb@wychavon.gov.uk or call 01386 565168

Monday, 21 October 2013

Visual Arts Conference - Lessons in Geography - Friday 8 & Saturday 9 November at mac birmingham

Lessons in Geography will see artists, writers and commentators discuss the complex space between the physical and hypothetical realms within creative practice.


Speakers include:

·         Jananne Al-Ani  Artist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts, London

·         Jaqueline Butler  Artist and Pathway Leader, MA Photography at the Manchester School of Art

·         Tom Hunter Artist and Professor in Photography Research at the London College of Communications, University of Arts London

·         Eva Marin Artist and lecturer at Instituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona

·         Carol Mavor  Artist, writer and Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester

·         Erasmus Schroeter Artist and academic


To see the conference speakers in full please take a look at the programme and flyer attached.


To book visit our website here.


Also, if you have time it would be great if you could forward this event to your networks.


Lessons in Geography is co produced by mac birmingham and the University of Derby. The conference organisers are Craigh Ashley and Vered Lahav


Many thanks

Marcia Springer MCIPR

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

mac birmingham

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

T: 0121 446 3200

DL: 0121 446 3237

Registered Charity No. 528979



Monday, 14 October 2013


'The Hive in Worcester is seeking a family Christmas show to be performed on Saturday 7th December. The show could either be an adaptation of a well known classic or be a new show with clear references to the festive season. We are ideally looking for a theatre show but we could also consider other art forms such as music.


It will performed in our studio space at The Hive which holds up to 50 people. We would anticipate the piece lasting no more than one hour (without a break).   We would recommend that the 'get in' for the show would last no more than three hours.  More information on The Hive can be found on www.thehiveworcester.org


The Hive will be responsible for Box Office and we would market the show with the company/performer that is chosen.


If you are interested please send us the following information by Friday 25th October at 5pm to Stephen Wilson on swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk


Name of company/performer


Details about you. (no more than 100 words)


How much the show would cost to the Hive.


Details of the proposed show. (no more than 200 words)


Number of performers


Proof of Public Liability Insurance


Names of two referees


If you need more information please contact Stephen Wilson on 01905 765754 or email swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk  



Tenbury Mistletoe Association - Mistletoe Festival Saturday 30th November

Tickets for Carol Ann Duffy are going relatively well, but I am keen to ensure we have a full house to watch her and John Sampson perform at The Regal Cinema in Tenbury Wells on Saturday 30th November starting at 7.30pm to conclude the Mistletoe Festival.  Tickets are priced at £15 p/p.  Could you promote once again via your various networks please.


Other professional artists have also been commissioned to perform during the Mistletoe Season:-

Katrice Horsley – National Storytelling Laureate will tell stories of folk law and legends on Saturday 23rd November at The Pump Rooms starting at 7.30pm . Ticker are priced at £5 p/p


Cat Weatherill    -Mistletoe Mingle for Singles at the Fountain Inn on Monday 25th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £15 including a two course meal, glass of wine on arrival and coffee to finish the evening.  Cat has agreed to  provide a lively performance during and after the meal!


Cat Weatherill – Gothic Horror at The Pump Rooms on Friday 29th November starting at 7.30pm. Tickets available at £6 p/p


Cat Weatherill – Mistletoe Magic Storytelling for the U 7’s at The Pump Rooms at 2.30pm. Tickets priced at £5 adults, £3 children


More details of the Mistletoe Season can be found at www.tenbury-mistletoe-festival.co.uk  Hard copies of the attached promotional fliers will be available shortly.  If you would like me to send you any, please let me know.


Thank you in anticipation.


Monday, 7 October 2013

Beeline 2013

Wychavon Community Awards 2013

Please find attached a poster and an application form about our 2013 Community Awards. There is an arts category, so if you know of anyone or any organisation that needs recognising for the brilliant work that they do for the arts or the community in general then get in touch, it should be a great evening!



Jenny Davis

Arts Development Officer

Civic Centre

Queen Elizabeth Drive


WR10 1PT



Creative PIE 2013 - Free Creative Conference


Creative PIE 2013

 Following the success of last year’s conference, this year sees Creative PIE return for 2 days of exploring Practice, Innovation and Enterprise - as well as plenty of pie shaped puns!


Wednesday 16th October -  Launch Event - 5.30pm to 8pm


The Launch Event brings you interactive networking led by changing cultures -


This specially constructed website invites attendees to create an online profile that allows them to speak with each other before meeting at the event


It’s all about making new connections - finding new ways to collaborate - new opportunities to move your creative business or ideas forward . . . and all in a totally non stuffed-shirt way that you can have FUN with!


To book your free place please go to https://creativepie2013launch.eventbrite.com/



Thursday 17th October - Conference Day - 9.30am to 4.30pm


The Conference day welcomes speakers from various creative backgrounds including festival planning and delivery, theatre, illustration, filmmaking, dance, games design, television production, interior design, music and fine art.

 These are Jonnie Turpie (founder and director of Maverick Television), Flatpack Festival, Jane Hytch (Imagineer), Pip Piper (CEO of The Producers Forum), We Are Frilly, Kevin Corti (Evil 27 Games/Pixel Learning), Luke Brookes Illustration, Sam Slater (Director at MuBu Music, Emma Breeze (Director of Embody Dance) and Pete Ashton (Director of Photo School) to name just a few.


Panels include:


Big data - How developments in data collection can help businesses do market research more effectively

The value of art - What is the value of creativity? How can you make your commercial case?

How I did it - Creative Entrepreneurs speak out about their own achievements

Finance & Fundraising - An exploration of fundraising opportunities, including sponsorship and crowd funding

Networking - Building relationships and making opportunities


Refreshments will be provided, along with a buffet lunch



     To book your free place please go to https://creativepie2013conference.eventbrite.com/


Venue -

Belgrade Theatre, Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 1GS


Don’t miss out, come grab a slice!




This event is part-funded by ERDF, Coventry University and Arts Council England


Please note that due to the nature of the funding any non West Midlands based individuals or organisations

are ineligible to attend. If you are unsure if you qualify please contact Creative Enterprise cgoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk






Friday, 4 October 2013

: Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy - Governance training seminars

On behalf of Michelle Wright, Programme Director for Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy, I’m writing to bring to your attention a series of governance training seminars for leaders and trustees which we are now running.  We believe that these seminars offer essential support for arts leaders and trustees in this challenging economic climate.


We have developed the seminars with three exceptional trainers, who all have extensive, high level executive and trustee expertise: Matthew Bowcock, Sir Vernon Ellis and Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett.  They will lead a three and a half hour training session for leaders and trustees to attend together, giving them the skills and confidence to make fundraising integral to their organisation’s core strategy and operation.   


We very much hope that both you and your trustees will be able to join us at one of these sessions.  You can find further information here.


The inaugural seminar will be held on Tuesday 29th October 2013 at Arts Council England head office.  The trainers will be joined at this session by guest panel members Sir Peter Bazalgette and Jane Marriott (Director of the Royal Academy Trust).

Further seminars will be held at Oxford Playhouse on Friday 15th November and the Free Word Centre, London on Wednesday 11th December.

If you would like to speak to myself or Michelle further about these seminars or any other aspect of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

With best regards,


Amanda Rigali

Head - Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme



Tel: 0207 247 1430

Twitter: @Artsfundraising

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Funding The Future

Please find attached a flyer for an exciting upcoming CROWN event. Please register and book
your one to ones early as this is sure to be very popular and places will be limited. Please feel free to circulate.


Kind regards





Irene Walker  MA/Dip, AfifL, AInstLM

Chief Officer

Community Action Wyre Forest

The Regeneration, Enterprise and Development Hub

3 Ashlane Centre

Worcester Road


DY10 1JR

01562 67008


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