Arts Ambassador Schools’ Network Commission – £7,500

Deadline: 30 November 2020 (no later than 12.00 noon)

CALL FOR ARTISTS/ARTS ORGANISATIONS with Fashion and textiles specialisms.

Title: Who am I?

Project Brief: To develop skills for children and teachers in fashion, linked to environmental issues using eco-friendly and sustainable methods, re-purposing current fashion garments. To create quality work for a CAT Fashion Show that develops individual identity and ‘Who am I?’.

We want to explore these themes in an exciting and innovative way through working with an artist/s from a fashion/textiles background. We are keen that this programme will develop art & design knowledge for teachers particularly around skill progression in these areas. The experience should inspire children and young people through engaging with a professional artist/s and raising their aspirations for careers in the arts.

We are looking for artist/s or an arts organisation to work with two primary schools and three secondary schools across Telford, all members of the Community Academies Trust (CAT), to deliver a programme of high-quality fashion workshops focusing on eco-fashion and ‘upcycling’. The workshops will lead to a final Celebration Event Fashion Show where all children and staff involved can perform, showcase and celebrate their work in a creative way. We are keen that through this programme children and staff will explore and experiment with materials and equipment to develop skills and understanding in eco-fashion design, up-cycling, and re-purposing materials, and we are open to proposals covering different approaches.

We would like children to also develop confidence in using vocabulary in relation to: art and design; about themselves and their identity. We recognise that the arts are excellent in creating an exploration and greater understanding of complex issues and developing cultural capital.

We are planning for physical delivery in this academic year, 2020-21, which would be in line with social distancing and government guidance. You would need to be flexible to work with each school around appropriate delivery and also to be prepared to adapt the timetable if conditions change.

Find the full information and how to apply here. 

Pepita Hanna (Arts Connect)