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Call for Artist Applications: Social Justice

Deadline: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 09:00

Bow Arts Learning is embarking on a project in response to the social injustices that have been highlighted by recent global events. We have successfully received funds from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to deliver a research and development project over the next two years.

Bow Arts Learning will work collaboratively with schools and artists to explore the issues and barriers for children and young people and devise arts-based projects that respond to these specific individuals and needs. We might look at how to use arts-based learning to lessen the attainment gap, improve motivation, wellbeing and confidence and help achieve equity in learning experiences. We may look at injustices around race and class in society and these translate into children and young people’s learning.

We will be recruiting five artists to work with us over the period from September 2021 to April 2023. The artists will have a social justice-focused practice and/or lived experience of the barriers that the children and young people we will work with face e.g. being ethnically diverse or coming from a low-socioeconomic background. Provocations that we wish to explore include, but are not limited to:

  • How has the pandemic affected the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people?
  • Which inequalities have been highlighted?
  • What are the systemic barriers upheld within the education system? How can arts-based learning counter these impacts/help to achieve equity?
  • Can we change society? What can we as cultural organisations, artists and schools do to address inequity?

Schedule

Autumn Term: 1 September - 21 December 2021 

5 days on Research and Development activities with Bow Arts and Schools (dates TBC)

Spring Term: 4 January - 4 April 2022

5 days in-school workshop delivery (dates TBC)

Academic year: September 2022 - April 2023

10 days in-school project delivery in response to pilots in Spring Term 2022. School will decide which term.

 

Fee

£180 per day. Total 30 days = £5400 plus materials budget of £1500 across your two projects

Apply

  • You will have a social justice-focused practice and/or lived experience of the barriers that the children and young people we will work with face e.g. being ethnically diverse or coming from a low-socioeconomic background.
  • Have experience leading arts projects with children and young people.
  • Be able to work effectively with teachers and other members of school staff.
  • Be confident working in a school setting and managing groups of up to 30 children.
  • Have experience planning and delivering engaging and inspiring participatory workshops.
  • Be able to deliver in London-based schools.

Please respond to learning@bowarts.com by 9am Monday 28 June 2021 with the following.

  • Your interest or experience in delivering social justice focused arts projects (max 300 words)
  • Your experience of working with children and young people (max 300 words)
  • Equal Opportunity form (Download Equal Opps)
  • CV
  • Link to your website or images of your work

We will hold interviews in the week beginning 12 July 2021.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Michelle McGrath, Head of Learning, mmcgrath@bowarts.com

Date: 
Friday, June 4, 2021