Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Worcester Stands Tall

Exciting Arts Project - Worcester Stands Tall

We are delighted to be supporting Worcester Stands Tall which is one of the largest mass participation projects the city has seen. It will be towering over Worcester for 10 weeks in the summer of 2018. Working across the business, community and arts sectors, this is a far reaching multi-partner project that will generate lots of excitement and exposure in the city and on social media for many months to come. 

There is a call out for all artists whether professional or amateur, individual or community group to get involved and release their creativity on Worcester City. Worcester Stands Tall are looking for artists to submit designs to decorate at least 25 giraffes. These graceful creatures will then create a trail through Worcester City.

The giraffe sculpture is a 3D Canvas and therefore versatile - it will hold every conceivable medium of art from fine art to graffiti, new media to mosaic, embroidery  to metal work.

If commissioned the artist will be paid £800. Artists can get involved by registering their interest on www.worcesterstandstall.co.uk and submission packs will be sent out from 18th September 2017. Please follow the projects social media links and share this exciting opportunity and share this exciting opportunity through your networks.

Worcester Stands Tall is a Wild in Art Event brought to the city by St Richards Hospice. At the end of the trail the giraffes will be auctioned to raise money for St Richard's Hospice.

be supporting Worcester Stands Tall; the largest mass participation art event Worcester has ever seen.  It will be towering over the city for ten weeks during the summer of 2018. Working across the business, community and arts sectors this is a far reaching, multi-partner project that will generate lots of excitement and exposure in the city and on social media for many months to come.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Baby Blues by Forthright Theatre (Jestaminute)

Jestaminute Community Theatre cic, under the banner of Forthright Theatre, present ‘Baby Blues’  -what happens when a precious gift becomes a living nightmare? Inspired by true stories, told with humour and honesty ‘Forthright’ use movement and spoken word, integrated with blues music, to explore how actions can reveal thoughts we would rather keep hidden. This ‘work-in-progress’ funded by Arts Council England, Worcestershire County Council and others   takes the audience on a strange, funny and emotionally powerful journey of two couples embroiled in the world of postnatal depression. Baby Blues  has been written by Andy Higgitt in collaboration with movement director Naomi Said.


‘Baby Blues’  is the second in their trilogy of work on mental health,  the first being ‘The Gary & Robert Blues’  which  was a one man show looking at men’s mental health (“Recommended show” Brighton Fringe, “wonderful tear-jerking & funny show”).

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Job Offer



£31,629 - £36,856 pro rata per annum


Hereford College of Arts is a vibrant, dedicated arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts. The curriculum includes undergraduate and postgraduate degrees alongside a range of Further Education programmes and a wide ranging short course programme.  Our mission is to empower creativity and enrich our world through transformative arts education.   We are proud of our track record but have ambitious plans to develop and grow.  Hereford city and the wider region are also full of ambition with a new engineering university in development and the Herefordshire Cultural Partnership galvanising arts and collaboration across the region.   We are rooted in an exceptional place and connected to the world.


Short film is one of the most powerful media of the modern world, with ever growing demand in a huge range of contexts.  This is a chance for an ambitious individual  to shape the development of this young course in a dynamic field.   You'll have the professional experience to develop its network of industry partnerships, and a passion to innovate in education so as to inspire and equip students to thrive.  HCA offers a distinctive teaching and learning environment with small tutorial groups and multiple opportunities for collaboration with staff and students across the whole arts focused college.


Candidates will ideally have a relevant teaching qualification, experience of teaching at postgraduate level.


For further information and an application pack please contact jobs@hca.ac.uk or contact reception on 01432 273359.


Closing date for applications: 6th September 2017

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th September 2017

Dancefest - New Chair

Dancefest Chair of the Board

Dancefest is seeking applications for the role of Chair of the Board.

We are looking for someone with the expertise and experience to help consolidate our achievements and mould our strategic future. As an individual, you will be in a position to help us advocate for our work and act as an ambassador for the charity, sharing our commitment to access and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

It is expected that the Chair will work with Dancefest for a minimum term of three years. During this time they will work with the Board and staff to determine the long-term structure and resources for the organisation, will play a key role in diversifying our income and will oversee a number of anticipated changes to the way we deliver the programme.

The deadline to apply is Friday 22 September.

You can find out more at http://www.dancefest.co.uk/about-us/board/

Please contact Rose Beeston (Dancefest's Director) at rose@dancefest.co.uk or Melissa Porter (Business Development Manager) at melissa@dancefest.co.uk for more information.