Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Friday, 22 July 2016


We are seeking four visual arts based practitioners for this new and exciting project. Please see below for details:



Tenure:                       Fixed term October 2016 to September 2018

Location:                   Herefordshire

Fee:                            £2,600 plus travel expenses and materials (year 1 fee)

Closing Date:           12 noon on Thursday, 25 August 2016

Interviews:                 Friday, 9 September 2016


The Courtyard Centre for the Arts is looking to recruit four visual arts practitioners to deliver a new Creative Ageing project.  This exciting opportunity is part of the innovative mentoring model and will allow you to develop your own practice whilst working alongside experts within the arts and older people field.  You will be provided with an expert mentor, receive initial training and have the opportunity to shadow your mentor, enabling you to develop how you use your practice to facilitate workshops for older people in a variety of care settings.  You will deliver 3 x 10-week residencies (1 session per week) in year 1 (October 2016- September 2017).  You will then be provided with further freelance employment for year 2 of the project (October 2017- September 2018).


The ideal candidates will have a real desire to strive towards improving the quality of life for older people through direct access to the arts.  You will need to have experience of facilitating visual arts-based workshops, however, experience working with older people is not essential as the programme is designed to support practitioners develop their skills in this area.  Those with some experience of working with older people are still encouraged to apply if they are keen to develop their skills further whilst working alongside an expert mentor.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from mixed media artists.


The project is kindly funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.


This project will be based in and around the county of Herefordshire.  Practitioners will be expected to have access to transport in order to reach the various locations of the project. Please do not forget to include the 6 good quality images of you work, to support your application.


For more background information on the project, the expert mentor and for an application pack please go to https://www.courtyard.org.uk/about/job-vacancies/general-vacancies/  or contact Mel Langford at The Courtyard, email: mel.langford@courtyard.org.uk, tel: 01432 346507



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