Arts Opportunities

Here we will post any current opportunities for Staffordshire Creatives to work with Staffordshire Libraries or with local Cultural Partners & Providers.

This Google Arts Map is a useful tool for commissioners to search for artists, arts and community organisations working across Staffordshire.

If you are an artist or arts organisation seeking opportunities and would like your details added to the map, OR if you are already on the map and would like opportunities emailed directly to you, please fill out the form below.

*Please only provide details that you are happy for us to share publicly on google arts map and with our cultural partners & providers*

Current Opportunities

Creative Explorers Summer Activity

Staffordshire Libraries & Arts Service are seeking an artist to help develop a creative resource for our Creative Explorers programme aimed at children age 4-12 and their carers/ families. The programme will run alongside and support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge in Libraries, which this year celebrates ‘Gadgeteers’ – discovering the science and innovation behind the world around us.

We are working with Staffordshire’s Virtual School to commission an artist to develop an activity resource which encourages children to discover and explore ways to be creative with simple everyday technology inspired by this year’s Science theme.

The artist will create a resource that can easily be reproduced and shared online, via email or printed off for use at home, school or in library settings. This will include a mix of activities and prompts that encourage creative exploration around the theme of science & technology, a demonstration video, bespoke packs for looked after children and a series of creative workshops ‘in person’ at the end of the summer.

Period of commission: 23 May – 10 September 2022.

Artist Total Fee: £5,000 excl VAT, including all materials, travel & expenses.

Deadline for application: Friday 13 May.

How to apply:

Download & read through the full artist brief below:

Complete and send the Expression of Interest form below to Tracie Meredith, Library Arts Officer by 13 May 2022.

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