Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Indoor Mural Project

Indoor Mural Project

Brief for Artist


This is a joint venture with the Children and Young People’s Arts Team and the Leisure & Fun Project for Children in Care of which both sit in Telford and Wrekin Council.

The Children and Young People’s Arts Team has many years experience of delivering arts projects in school and community settings with young people, many of whom are vulnerable or at risk of social exclusion. We also have a positive track record of working with and creating partnerships with other organisations within and outside the council.

The Leisure & Fun project supports children and young people who are in the care of Telford & Wrekin to engage in dedicated play and youth projects and activities. The Children and Young Peoples Arts Team has on many occasions delivered projects with this group. The aim of the project is to provide children and young people with a safe and therapeutic space to build their resilience helping to develop social skills that can enable them to participate more fully in other settings, such as at school and to also support placement stability.

Following on from the success of past creative projects we would like to run a themed based project that could contribute to the Children in Care Awards Ceremony. The Youth group we would like you to work with is has been running for several years and due to its success the numbers are steadily increasing. The young people range from 11-16 years old and numbers are between 5 and 10 young people. It is anticipated that due to the nature of a youth group participants will dip in and out of the delivery program due to short attention spans and other activities in the venue. This will need to be considered when designing the programme of work.

Project detail

We are looking for an artist that is highly motivated and has experience of working with vulnerable young people in a community setting to lead and develop the following idea;

  • Work with the children in care youth group to design and create a mural
  • Design a creative programme of work covering 10 sessions, consulting, designing and producing a mural for a wall in the Webb Centre.
  • Work closely with the Leisure & Fun co-ordinator ensuring that the needs of the young people in the group and the outcomes are being met
  • Consult with the young people on every aspect of the workshop
  • Evaluate the project in line with funding bodies

Person Specification

It is anticipated that the appointed person will have the following:

· A high level of personal skill in large scale two-dimensional mural work

· Experience of designing and leading community based arts projects with vulnerable young people

· Experience of working with young people in a way which enables them to reach their potential.

· Ability to consult with young people on every aspect of the delivery

· Be willing to work as part of a team.

The contract will be for 10 weekly sessions of approximately 2.5 hours each commencing mid May 2008. The sessions will take place on Mondays between 3-5pm

The rate of pay will be £100 per session including all set up time and travel.

We will pay £100 for a thorough evaluation due on completion

Materials will be given a budget

How to apply

  • A written response of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining previous experience and why you are interested in this opportunity.
  • Young people are actively involved with the whole process. You will need to submit a letter to the young people explaining why you would like to work with them.
  • CV

You will be short listed on the information you provide in respect of the person specification.

Please email sarah.belcher@telford.gov.uk or ring 01952 382 364 for further information

Deadline for expressions of interest: 5pm Wednesday 19th March

Informal interview of short listed artists: Monday 31st March

The successful candidate will be subject to a Telford and Wrekin CRB check.

Applications to be sent by email or to the following address:

The Children and Young People’s Arts Team

Borough of Telford and Wrekin

PO Box 59

Civic Offices



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