Arts Award Youth Board Artist Commission

As part of Arts Award Week 2022 and working in conjunction with our Youth Board at The Mighty Creatives, we are offering artist sessions to schools who have not engaged with Arts Award before and are based in priority areas in the East Midlands.

Following the Covid-19 emergency, we are still recovering from a period of huge change which had significant impact on schools and our regions’ children and young people. The Mighty Creatives wants to support creative activity, involving Discover Arts Award, within the Education sector in these challenging times. Creativity is essential in supporting the wellbeing and mental health of both pupils and staff and we want to help ensure the continued inclusion of arts and creativity in school.

We are looking for an artist and trained Arts Award adviser to lead the delivery of Arts Award within these schools. Working with the schools to identify their Individual needs at this present time, the artist will ensure each session is tailored to each School with a key focus on their specific school improvement priorities and curriculum focus.

You will be expected to deliver 16 days across the course of this project (see breakdown below) You will be working with 7 partner schools, working with each to create a bespoke ‘Discover in a Day’ session relevant to the school.

The Arts Award Artist Adviser will be responsible for:

  • Meeting with each of the 7 individual schools to decide on a focus for the award, using half a day with them to discuss their current priorities and needs.
  • Using half a day of your time for each school to independently plan and prepare for the delivery of the session.  You will work with a member of TMC’s Youth Board to do this.
  • Delivering a ‘Discover in a day’ session in each of the 7 partner schools secured by TMC.
  • Marking portfolios and sending learners details to Trinity College London.
  • Working closely with our 7 Youth Board members, letting them shadow and contribute to conversations, preparation and delivery of the school sessions.
  • Working with members of the Youth Board to ensure their artist expertise is included within the sessions and their priority themes are considered.
  • Be a representative of TMC, advocating for our organisation and what we do.

Applying for this opportunity

If you are interested in applying, please submit a completed application form, focusing on the above provider specification. We would like to hear about examples of relevant work you have done in the past and existing relationships you have with schools and education settings. We are particularly interested in your Arts Award delivery experience to date.

This should be sent to by the deadline of 1pm on Wednesday 30th March 2022.

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