Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Monday, 23 December 2013

Job Opportunity

Artist Brief for Chipp Shop, Kidderminster


CHIPP Shop is an exciting, award winning and innovative arts and social care project rub 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 for some time in Kidderminster and has also been running 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.


To assist you in the workshops there will be support workers from the County Council's Arts and Social Care Teams.


We are looking for an arts organisation or an artist to run a weekly 2 hour workshop taking place on a from the Friday 7th of February 2014 to Friday 28th March 2014 from 10.30 to 12.30 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 Steve Wilson, 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



£150 per session, £1200 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 Monday 13th January 2013. 


Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and to do a 20 minute workshop with a group of service users on Friday 24th January 2014


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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