Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Friday, 8 January 2016

Artist Brief - Chipp Shop, Worcester - deadline for submissions 29th January 2016







Artist Brief for Museum of Royal Worcester, 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, Evesham and Bromsgrove and we are delighted to be working jointly with Wychavon and Worcester Community Safety Partnerships and the fantastic Museum of Royal Worcester.


CHIPP Shop runs on a weekly basis for a period of up to 10 weeks.  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 £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 1 artist to run a weekly 2 hour workshop taking place on a Friday from the 4th March 2016 to 20th May 2016, not including Good Friday on March 25th from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in at least 1 or more of the following artistic systems:


ú   Visual arts / film

ú   Creative writing

ú   Music / singing


We would be especially interested in working with artists who have an interest in the Museum of Royal Worcester's collection and/or who have an interest in working with heritage based collections and being inspired by it.


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 Diane Thomson, Project Support Officer, dethomson@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 or £1,000 in total although additional costs can be requested for materials. If however, numbers are low after the first 4 weeks / sessions, we will unfortunately have to end the project.


Closing date

Applications to be emailed to dethomson@worcestershire.gov.uk by no later than 4pm on Friday 29th January 2016


Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and to do a 20 minute workshop with a group of service users on the morning of Friday 19th  February 2016.


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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