Sunday, 23 May 2010

Opportunity for New Media Practitioner/Film Maker

Manor High Foundation
Friar Park Road
Friar Park
WS10 0JS

We have recently become a Creative Partnerships Enquiry School, and as part of that we are looking for a New Media and/or Film  practitioner to work with a group of approximately 30 year 7/8 pupils who have mixed record of attending and engaging with school.

Our enquiry questions is:
Can we through working with New Media develop an approach that will re-engage more pupils with learning in school?

We are looking for an inspirational and dedicated practitioner who will help us develop the project in a student-led approach. We are hoping to learn strategies for our teaching and learning in how to engage all our students better. We are hoping to learn from the project how we can make working with new media and student voice sustainable in the long-term for the school.

Most of the contact time will be in the autumn term currently planned about half day a week for seven weeks before the autumn half-term, with some initial planning sessions with students and staff in the summer term.
We are also hoping to have a project launch in the autumn term.

We have left the brief deliberately open, so the practitioner can form the project with the student group and staff.

The project budget is up to £2,500 for practitioner fee (includes travel) with a an additional small budget for materials and the launch.

Selection and application:

We are looking for an exceptional creative practitioner who has:

-  An enhanced CRB disclosure (less than two years old)
- You will need public Liability up to 5million
-  An understanding of or an interest in how young people learn
-  A commitment to genuine collaboration
-  An ability to reflect and communicate
-  A willingness to learn and share skills

If you are interested please send us:

- A short statement, explaining why you want to work with us (no more than one page), please state clearly any technical requirements you will have.
-CV (no more than two pages)
- Two references
- Date of your CRB check
-a link to examples work
If you want to post a DVD please send to:

Gareth Kibby at Manor High Foundation, Friar Park Road, Friar Park, Wednesbury
WS10 0JS

Please send all documents in the old word format or PDF, no docx please.

Selection: For the interview we will ask you to prepare a 30min activity to demonstrate your approach to collaborative working, this will be followed by questions from students & staff. We will pay an interview reimbursement fee of £50 to the unsuccessful candidates.

Deadline:  9. June 2010 at  5pm

Interview date: 18.6. 2010    9-1pm

If you cannot attend the interview date please get in touch.

All applications to be emailed to Iris Bertz, Creative Agent:

The project is part of Enquiry School project supported by Creative Partnerships 
 and Black Country Creative Partnerships

Friday, 21 May 2010

AccessArt Studio Project

Invitation to stakeholders and creative practitioners in North Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Staffordshire and Devon.
AccessArt would like to hear from community groups, arts groups, cultural organisations, schools, community education, extended services, youth groups, recycling centres, businesses and individual creative practitioners who can help us promote, or would like help in supporting, making and creative learning in the North Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Staffordshire and Devon areas.
Please find out more and register your support and interest via the AccessArt Studio Project Map.
Please pass on this email to friends and colleagues
We look forward to hearing from you
Many thanks
  Best wishes
Paula Briggs
Registered Charity No: 1105049 Company Limited: 05110197

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Mosaic Launch in Walsall 18.May 2010

Salaams and Greetings,

We would like to invite you to Mosaic’s Roll Out, Roll In event on Tuesday 18th May from 5-8.30pm at SureStart Palfrey Children's Centre, South Street, Palfrey, Walsall WS1 4HE.

Mosaic, a HRH Prince of Charles charity, is about connecting volunteer mentors with young Muslims and their peers to raise aspirations and provide access to opportunities around the UK. We have just arrived in the Walsall and Wolverhampton area and are holding this event to share the plans to roll out Mosaic programmes and roll in the support of people like yourself.

At 5pm we will start the event with a meet and greet followed by a presentation all about Mosaic. We will also have a Mosaic mentor speaking about their experience since joining the Mosaic network. At 6pm we will start our first mentor training session for this region. You are welcome to get in touch to discuss becoming a Mosaic mentor and attending this training session.

So, if you would like to find out more about Mosaic, are interested in becoming a Mosaic mentor and/or getting involved in supporting our programmes (Media Network, Speakers Bureau, Secondary and Primary School Mentoring, World of Work Visits to name just a few), please join us! I look forward to meeting you at this event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please get in touch to register your interest and attendance ASAP on my email or Please feel free to forward these details to your family, friends and contacts.

Warm Regards,


Romana Qureshi
Mosaic Coordinator- Walsall/Wolverhampton

Founder: HRH The Prince of Wales

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Exciting New Brief for Artists

Alumwell Business and Enterprise College: Primley Avenue, Walsall, WS2 9UA

Transforming the Quad

The Quad: an outdoor environment that will be transformed through working with:
·         a Year 9 ICT class to create playground designs;
·         Year 8 Design Technology classes to create large scale toy monsters covered in graffiti graphics;
·         Year 9 Art classes to create huge pieces of ‘body adornment jewellery’ to adorn the building instead – created out of recycled material.
·         Working with the Opening Minds Year 7 curriculum to create a party.
·         A performing arts project is still be decided.

All of these ideas are linked to specific aspects of the Key Stage 3 curriculum in these subject areas. This supports the overall programme aims of:
·         supporting teachers to explore creative approaches to curriculum topics;
·         creating opportunities for students to become more involved in their learning;
·         showcasing creative work in unusual contexts to inform thinking and design for the new school build.

The College are looking to work with a group of artists to:
·         plan with the teachers so that are an integral part of the design and delivery of the projects and can ensure the projects link directly to the curriculum;
·         work with students to incorporate their ideas into the projects;
·         develop and deliver workshops that enables students and teachers to cerate high quality end products;
·         install the pieces in the and around the Quad and ensure they meet all Health and Safety requirements;
The work needs to be planned during May and delivered in June and July.

Each of the 5 curriculum areas has £1000 of artist time to devise and deliver the projects.  In addition there is an additional £1000 for overall planning, co-ordination and installation.

There is a materials budget of £1000.  This is not necessarily split 5 ways as some projects may need more materials than others but this is to be negotiated between the teachers and artists.

The College are happy to consider applications from one artist / artist organisation to deliver the whole programme or individual artists who can deliver specific aspects of the programme.  To apply please send a CV, some examples of work and a side of A4 outlining your approach to the project and which curriculum areas you feel you have the skills to work in (don’t worry about addressing the Performing Arts one just yet). 
Please send your replies by 5.00pm Monday 10th May to Noel Dunne: / 07793 200 701.  Please also ring Noel to let him know you have sent an application just in case it doesn’t get through the firewall.
all the best