Colourful felt squares laid out on a table

Arts Ambassador School’s Network Artist Commission for artists / arts organisations with Textiles specialism, including aspects of Printing – £8,900

Application Closing Date: 1 October 2020 – 12 noon
Interview Date: 3 November 2020

Project Brief: To develop skills for children and teachers in textiles, and aspects of printing, linked to environmental issues using recycled and/or found materials. To create quality work for a BDMAT Exhibition that develops the values of the individual schools and BDMAT, and raises aspirations.

We want to explore these themes in an exciting and innovative way through working with an artist/s from a textile background, with knowledge of printing. We are keen that this programme will develop art & design knowledge for teachers particularly around skill progression in these areas. The experience should inspire children through engaging with a professional artist/s and raising their aspirations for careers in the arts.

We are looking for artist/s or an arts organisation to work with six primary schools across Birmingham and Tamworth, all members of, or associated with, Birmingham Diocese Multi Academy Trust (BDMAT), to deliver a programme of high-quality textile workshops.  The workshops will lead to a final Celebration Event Exhibition where all children and staff involved can exhibit and celebrate their work in a creative way. We are keen that through this programme children and staff will explore and experiment with materials and equipment to develop skills and understanding in textile design, and if possible also in printing, and we are open to proposals covering different approaches.

We would like children to also develop confidence in using vocabulary in relation to: art and design; about themselves and their aspirations; their school’s values.  We recognise that the arts are excellent in creating an exploration and greater understanding of complex issues and developing cultural capital.

Full details and how to apply here