In a classroom a smiling primary aged boy in a paint smock sticks out his paint covered finger

Project Brief: ‘Memories’

You can tender for one or both parts of the Commission:
– £2700 for Performance Arts Artist/Arts Organisation to work with two Secondary Schools
– £4300 for Visual Art Artists/Arts Organisation to work with two primary schools and one special school

We are looking for artist/s or an arts organisation to work with 5 schools in Coventry all members of the Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust (MAT) to deliver a programme of high quality arts experiences based around Visual Arts (eg. textiles, printing, drawing, painting digital art forms etc.) with 2 Primary schools and 1 Special school, and Performance Arts (eg. physical theatre, circus, drama, spoken word etc.) with 2 Secondary schools leading towards a Celebration Event 10 or 11 July 2019. We would like the theme of ‘Memories’ to be explored through the respective art forms in exciting and meaningful ways, resulting in the young people creating high quality work in response.

We are open to applications that explore performance and visual arts as individual art forms and/or collectively and link to the theme of ‘Memories’ in a way that we haven’t anticipated. We are excited about different approaches and ideas on the theme and the combination of art forms; as well as the great opportunity to develop work that could build up to the Coventry City of Culture 2021
You will be supported through the partnership with Arts Connect, the Arts Council’s Bridge organisation for the West Midlands and each school has a lead teacher as the Arts Ambassador as part of the Arts Ambassador school network. The programme in each school will involve a maximum of 2 classes and involve children 6-14 years old.

Application Deadline: 23 November 2018 (no later than 12.00 noon)

Notification of Interviews: no later than 25 November 2018

Interviews: 27 November 2018 at Sidney Stringer Primary School please pencil the date in your diary.

Programme to begin with planning in schools before December 2018 and with delivery from January-July 2019

For further details on the commission and how to apply please see the brief here.