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Call for: Artists, arts educators and creative practitioners specialising in visual contemporary arts with demonstrable experience of working with young people in education settings.

Application Process:

  • Online information session (optional): Thursday 5th August 2021
  • Application deadline: Friday 24th September 2021
  • Selection process: Week beginning 4th October 2021
  • Decisions released: Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • Engagement begins: Monday 6th December 2021
  • Workshop delivery: Between Monday 24th January and Friday 1st April 2022

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, African, Caribbean and Asian heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity.


British Art Show 9 Learning Programme

Arts Connect and the University of Wolverhampton are collaborating with artists and teachers from across the Black Country to create a series of exciting British Art Show 9 creative learning opportunities for all education stages. Our aim is that all young people will have the chance to experience British Art Show 9, explore contemporary arts practices and grow their creative talents and aspirations. Through our BAS 9 learning programme we are currently working with 11 West Midlands based artists, 36 teachers and supporting over 2500 young people to engage with British Art Show 9 and visual contemporary art.

Find out more about British Art Show 9 here: https://britishartshow9.co.uk/


Commission details: British Art Show 9 Artist Workshops

We want children and young people to have the experience of working with professional artists and exploring contemporary art as part of the BAS 9 learning programme. One way that we will be doing this is by working with artists and teachers to develop in-school practical workshops for 9 Black Country schools/education settings.

We are looking for visual contemporary artists/arts organisations to work with teachers and young people in either nursery/early years, primary school KS1/2 or secondary school KS3. We want to work with artists, arts educators and creative practitioners who are able to plan and deliver engaging half-day visual contemporary art workshops designed around one or both of the following themes in British Art Show 9:

  • ‘How we live with and give voice to difference.’
  • ‘Tactics for togetherness.’

Commission Budget: The fee which includes travel is up to £700 + VAT (if applicable)


Find the full brief here

If you would like further information or would like to discuss the brief please email Becky Thompson.


IMAGE CREDIT: Lawrence Lek 2065 [still] 2018