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Meadow Arts – Call for Creative Practitioners

Meadow Arts, an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, require Creative Practitioners to work with schools, universities & colleges as well as the wider public to plan, deliver and evaluate contemporary arts projects as part of the Meadow Arts Inspires Programme. 


About Meadow Arts and Meadow Arts Inspires

Meadow Arts brings unique contemporary art projects to places where art is not usually shown, supporting artists by commissioning new work and creating inspiring events and exhibitions. Based in Shropshire the organisation works predominately in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Through its Learning programme, Meadow Arts Inspires, Meadow Arts works with schools, colleges, universities and artists to create education projects that are tailored to the needs of each education establishment. Recent projects have included working with a whole school group to create a Mandala with students from the Royal Grammar School in Worcester and creating craft items to be sold with young people (18 plus) at Chadsgrove School in Bromsgrove.


Your role

Our Creative Practitioners play a key role in running our programme. As a skilled practitioner you will be responsible for planning and delivering education and engagement projects with us. This will include responding to briefs, meeting with our Education & Engagement Officer, Steve Wilson and the individual schools and colleges, agreeing on dates and then running the individual project. You will be required to evaluate the project with us, to ensure that there have been positive and proven learning outcomes.


Your skills

We are looking for Creative Practitioners with the following skills and experience

  • Ability to develop and implement projects from a creative brief
  • Ability to evaluate projects
  • Knowledge of Contemporary Visual Arts and the wider arts scene
  • Knowledge of the school curriculum at all Key Stage Levels
  • Experience of working within an education setting
  • Experience of working with the wider general public
  • Knowledge of accreditation including Arts Awards and Arts Mark
  • In addition we require you to have your own transport and have a current DBS Certificate as well as your own Public Liability Insurance.


Our Role

We will support you throughout your work within schools and wider engagement work. You will be profiled on our new webpage and we will actively promote you to our many partners.

If you are chosen for any of our projects we pay a highly competitive rate of £250 per day and additional travel and expenses costs where appropriate.

If you are interested please send a CV and letter of no more than 2 pages outlining why we should select you. We would also like to informally meet you if you are selected.

Please email your application to Steve Wilson, Education and Engagement Officer at by Friday 26th January 2018. You can also ask Steve any questions relating to this brief.