Sunday, 24 February 2008

Youth Theatre Leader

Youth Theatre Leader

to run weekly classes during summer term 2008 which give training in acting skills, movement, vocal projection and improvisation

3.5 hours per week @ £25 per hour

Monday evenings during term-time from 5pm

Closing date for applications 12 noon Thursday 6 March 2008

Interviews 2pm Friday 14 March

Further information and application form from Christine Underhill,

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AZ

Tel: 01584 813704 or e-mail

Youth JJustice System: an introduction for Arts Practitioners

Exploring the Youth Justice System: an introduction for Arts Practitioners
Arts Council England (ACE) in partnership with the Youth Justice Board (YJB) is offering 300 arts practitioners the opportunity to participate in an innovative professional development programme for those who want to work with young people in the youth justice system. The programme combines a supported open learning element (Exploring the Youth Justice System: an Introduction) and two participatory workshops. The detail of each of the two programme components is provided below. It's an introductory course so relevant for artists with an interest in this area and limited experience as well as those with more experience.

Exploring the Youth Justice System
The supported open learning element of the programme introduces participants to the youth justice system, covering the following content areas:

    § A brief history of the youth justice system
    § The young people involved
    § Organisations involved in the youth justice system
    § Processes and themes
    § The context of 'Every Child Matters' and 'Rights to Action'
    § The principles of effective practice

To support their learning, those participating will be provided with:

§ A short guide with summary information, learning activities and details for accessing the associated website
§ A website with resources, learning activities, and links to key sites, study and career advice, including links to relevant information relevant to artists and arts organisations working in or wanting to work in the field of youth justice

§ Interactive learning and diagnostic tests providing feedback on what they have learned
§ A copy of the text 'Effective Practice in Youth Justice' (Stephenson, Giller and Brown, 2007)

There will be two full day workshops, the first at the start of the programme and the second one month later. These workshops will enhance the open learning element, giving participants the opportunity to consider the implications for working through the arts with children and young people at risk of offending and re-offending. The workshops will be highly interactive, combining group discussion, investigation and role play. Case studies and DVD material will also give participants a taste of the current contexts in which the arts are used to work with children and young people at risk of offending and re-offending. Additionally, the workshops will give participants a useful forum to network with colleagues and the opportunity to acquire a copy of one Arts Enrichment Pack.

The table below shows the content for each of the workshops.

Workshop 1 Workshop 2
· The Young People · Working in partnership
· Working with young people at risk of · Engagement and Participation
offending through the arts

· PLUS Enrichment Materials · Managing behaviour
· Planning · Supporting learning
· Recognising Achievement · Involving parents/carers
· Signposting for Progression · Evaluation, data collection, monitoring and recording

The dates for the workshops are as follows, venues TBC.
North West: 12th March and 16th April
South West: 10th March and 14th April
North East: 13th March and 17th April
South East: 11th March and 15th April
London: 12th March and 16th April
East: 18th March and 22nd April
East Midlands: 19th March and 23rd April
West Midlands: 18th March and 22nd April
Yorkshire: 13th March and 17th April

If you are interested in a free place on this programme please contact your regional Arts Council office for an application form:

North West: Linda Meagor -
South West: Janet Sainsbury -
North East: Clare Edwards -
South East: Rose Kigwana -
London: Valerie Synmoie -
East: Tim Shuker-Yates -
East Midlands: Dom Jinks -
West Midlands: Demelza Jones -
Yorkshire: Beth Irvine -

For any enquiries please contact:

Ian Thomas
Officer: Learning & Education
Tel: 0121 6315759
82 Granville Street, Birmingham B1 2LH

Artist Learning Information Support Service (aliss)
Tel: (01743) 249349

designer makers opportunities and events

The following opportunities and events for designer makers have recently been posted on the Designer Maker West Midlands website.

For further information on each opportunity including contact details and related links please go to

      • Call for Entries to Goldsmiths' Fair 2008, including Graduate Bursary Scheme - application deadline 29 February 2008
      • Craftspace International Working Workshop on 6 March 2008
      • Next Designer Maker West Midlands forum meeting on 6 March 2008
      • Call for entries - Thomas Lyte Modern Heritage Award in association with the Crafts Council - application deadline 15 April 2008
      • Studios to let for designer maker/craft use in Stourbridge
      • The latest issue of Information - a quarterly arts news and opportunities supplement
      • Call for applicants - Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2008 - application deadline 14 April 2008
      • Job Opportunity at Craftspace - application deadline 28th March 2008
      • A 5-day Glass Master Class by Karl Harron at the Red House Glass Cone - 10-14 March 2008
      • Glaziers' Awards and Prizes 2008 - application deadline 7 April 2008

Jackie Lee
Visual Arts Officer (Crafts)
Arts Council England, West Midlands
Direct Line +44 (0)121 631 5738
Fax +44 (0)121 643 7239

Art courses

7 Apr 2008

Inspirational Days - Suitable for Teachers 1st of 4 sessions
9 Apr 2008

Introduction to Drawing Single session
11 Apr 2008

Introduction to Drawing Single session
16 Apr 2008

Drawing and Painting 1st of 5 sessions
25 Apr 2008

Advanced Design Concepts 1st of 4 sessions
30 Apr 2008

Drawing and Painting 2nd of 5 sessions
7 May 2008

Developing Drawing Skills 1st of 4 sessions
10 May 2008

Developing Drawing Skills 2nd of 4 sessions
14 May 2008

Drawing and Painting 3rd of 5 sessions
17 May 2008

Machine Embroidery 1st of 2 sessions
18 May 2008

Machine Embroidery 2nd of 2 sessions
21 May 2008

Developing Drawing Skills 3rd of 4 sessions
23 May 2008

Advanced Design Concepts 2nd of 4 sessions
24 May 2008

Developing Drawing Skills 4th of 4 sessions
26 May 2008

Inspirational Days - Suitable for Teachers 2nd of 4 sessions
27 May 2008

Inspirational Days - Suitable for Teachers 3rd of 4 sessions
28 May 2008

Inspirational Days - Suitable for Teachers 4th of 4 sessions
4 Jun 2008

Drawing and Painting 4th of 5 sessions
18 Jun 2008

Drawing and Painting 5th of 5 sessions
20 Jun 2008

Advanced Design Concepts 3rd of 4 sessions
2 Jul 2008

Starting a Sketchbook Single session
18 Jul 2008

Advanced Design Concepts 4th of 4 sessions

For more details go to:

or contact Bobby Britnell

01547 510664

Wednesday, 20 February 2008


PROPOSAL to Apply for
“In 2009 Shrewsbury will at the centre of the worldwide Charles Darwin bicentenary celebrations. This is an
unprecedented opportunity for Shrewsbury to celebrate its famous son, under the glare of the international
spotlight. Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council has launched this Darwin Community Arts Fund to celebrate
his achievements. We are offering a wonderful opportunity for the community to get involved and deliver cultural
activities that both inspire and engage”.
Cllr Charles Armstrong
We are looking for high profi le creative projects that have a wide reach within the community. Projects must be
ambitious in their scope and have the ability to deliver in scale. Successful applications must be programmed
into the bicentenary no later than October 2008.
Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin and was his home for the fi rst 27 years
of his life. Our Darwin is a young, enquiring mind not the hirsute, aged academic on a
ten pound note.
This is the town of his formative years and early infl uences. He attended two universities
and went on the Voyage of the Beagle whilst still a resident of the town. This is where
the mind was made.
The ideas that he committed to paper continue to resonate in all areas of society, Science,
Education, Politics, Art and Culture.
February 12, 2009 is his 200th birthday and 2009 is also the 150th anniversary of the
publication of “On the Origin of the Species”.
Proposals will funded up to £5,000
We are keen to encourage applicants to seek additional sources of funding to add value and scale to their
Please write a proposal describing your project in no more than two sides of A4 and include a cost breakdown
+ supporting information. The scheme is likely to be highly competitive and awards will only be given to
projects that demonstrate value for money.
Who can apply?
Established groups or organisations, groups or organisations coming together to deliver a project, Schools,
Voluntary Groups and Arts Practitioners.
What is the project?
Events, Activities and Projects that celebrate Charles Darwin and his ideas.
Where must the event, project or activity take place?
Within the geographical area of SABC
When can your project take place?
July 2008 – December 2009
Applications must be delivered for consideration by April 11 2008
Events, Projects and Activities must address ONE of the following objectives: -
1. Involving communities
2. Providing opportunities for participation.
3. Promoting vibrant communities.
1. Projects related to Darwin’s life, ideas and intellectual legacy.
2. Projects that engage, stimulate and develop skills across the community.
3. Projects to support formal and informal learning.
1. This fund is for NEW work
2. Your project must be community-led or community partnered and have local community support (a true
grass roots initiative)
3. It must address one or more of the important issues identifi ed in the Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough
Council Community Arts Strategy (See below)
4. It must be delivered within parameters stated, unless otherwise agreed by the council
5. The project should have measurable milestones which will be monitored regularly by SABC staff
6. There must not be any revenue implications for the Borough Council or its successors
What the fund cannot be used for
1. It cannot be used for a project that does not meet the main objectives of the Community Arts Strategy
2. It cannot support a private or commercial enterprise
3. It cannot be a substitute for core funding
4. It cannot be used for revenue in terms of ongoing maintenance, eg. Maintenance of equipment /open
5. It cannot be used to offset other promised funding
6. It cannot be used for continuance of existing projects
Ref Objective
5 Improve Access To Arts Activities
5.3 Supporting arts projects that promote social inclusion
5.2 Supporting arts activity in rural areas
7 Maximise Available Resources
7.2 Fund projects that meet the Council’s core objectives
7.3 Lever external funding through Arts Grants scheme
8 Increase and Broaden Participation
8.1 Provide development opportunities for local artists/organisations
8.2 Encourage professional artists/organisations to present work in SABC
11 Develop Festivals and Events
11.1 Support the development and co-ordination of Shrewsbury’s events and festivals
For further details on these objectives applicants are advised to read the SABC Arts Strategy available on
SABC website –
Applications must be delivered for consideration by April 11 2008
Applications to the DARWIN COMMUNITY ARTS FUND should be sent to:
Maggie Love – ADO
The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8HQ
Any questions contact:- Maggie Love - 01743 281043 or

Saturday, 2 February 2008

“Country House Car Boot Sale” of Contemporary Art and Antiques*

Weston Park - Sunday 18 May 2008

Information for artists

Artists - any media - selling direct to the public

Private stallholders selling antiques and other vintage treasures from the attic

Pitches & Prices

Outside pitches:

approx 4m x 6m (approx 13’x20’) £40

Awnings may be erected on site the afternoon beforehand at stall holder’s risk.

Longer pitches available on request, no extra charge, for parking trailers etc

Marquee pitches:

Full bay approx 2.4m x 1.2m (8’ x 4’) £60

Display screens total area approx 1.8mH x 4.8mW ( 6’H x 16’W) set up as a bay

Half bay approx 1.2m x 1.2m (4’ x 4’) £40

Display screens total area approx 1800 H X 2400 W (6’H x 8’ W)

Artists may wish to exhibit together to share a bay or half bay.

Pitches are limited so early booking is recommended

Commission 15% on all sales and commissions taken on the day.

Art buyers pay the artists direct at point of sale, by cash or cheque. Our treasurer collects details of transactions and the 15% commissions at the end of the day.

Event Programme

Public access from 10 am – 4 pm

Artists site access: Saturday 2pm – 6pm (to set up awnings, plan hanging layout) Sunday from 7 am.

It is not advisable to leave any art on site overnight. All property is at your own risk. The organisers and the Art Fund accept no liability for loss or damage to art or property.

The Venue

Weston Park has a high profile in Shropshire and has a track record of staging very successful large events such as the “V” music concerts and fairs. The location of the property, close to the M54 and M6 at the very heart of England makes it accessible to large numbers of participants (“carbooters” and artists) and to the general public not only from the population centres of the West Midlands but from over a much larger radial area.

The fair will be an exciting new theme for an event at Weston Park and will be highly exclusivepitches are by special invitation only and are available solely to private artists and exhibitors of antiques & vintage treasures.

The Charity

We are an independent charity committed to saving art for everyone to enjoy. Since we began in 1903, we have helped to save over 850,000 works of art. Today, some 80,000 members fund our work. In return, they receive free or reduced price admission to many museums and galleries in the UK. This is not the only reason they join: they support us because they love art.

We are most grateful to our event sponsors: Tilney Wealth Management, Hiscox Insurance, Lloyds (Animal) Feeds, Richard Higgins Conservation Ltd, TLO Insurance Services, Whittingham Riddell LLP Chartered Accountants


Application forms to Rosemary Campbell Art Fund Committee Member

Temple Garth, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire,SY10 7LX

General enquiries Diana Flint, County Representative, The Art Fund

01691 690 266,

Weston Park Curator Gareth Williams Art Fund Committee member


Go to the VAN website for an application form