Application Deadline: Thursday 4 November (no later than 12.00 noon)
Notification of Interviews: no later than 9am on Tuesday 9 November
Artist selection day (interview and trial workshop with Young Arts Ambassadors –
please keep daytime clear): Friday 12 November 2021
Please click here for full information and how to apply.
Please click here to complete an equality monitoring form alongside your application.
Project Brief: Speaking of Friendship – a sharing of cultures through
drama and spoken word. Spring & Summer terms 2022.
We are looking for an artist/artists or an arts organisation to work with 2 primary schools
in Walsall – Abbey Primary School and Delves Junior School – who are part of a network
of 14 schools in Walsall participating in the Walsall Arts for All (WAFA) programme.
The project will build on cultural and friendship-themed links already made between the
two schools, and use drama to explore friendship across different communities, with a
particular focus on developing literacy skills through spoken word. From this will develop
a performance which will feature as part of a carnival-style Celebration Event for all 14
WAFA schools in Walsall in July 2022.
There will be approximately 60 participating Year 4 students (30 from each school).
The fee is £4,250 inclusive of travel expenses; based on the artist/arts organisation
being responsible for own income tax and NI on a freelance basis. This fee includes:
• 1 day’s worth of planning – meetings with the school pair, 1 x attending part of a
whole WAFA network meeting, any follow-up, etc.
• 12 days’ worth of delivery across the 2 schools
• 2 days’ worth for the Celebration Event, including any prior rehearsal,
preparation and post-event project debrief
• 1 twilight CPD session for teachers – potentially delivered virtually
Materials and any related costs can be discussed in line with the nature of the work, and
we would encourage the use of what reasonably be sourced by the schools/communities
themselves, but a small materials budget may be available.
Please click here for full information and how to apply