Sculpture and 3-D Art in Schools Commission

Newhampton Arts Centre are looking for artist/s or arts organisation to work with Year 3 pupils at 5 primary schools in Wolverhampton from January 2020 to deliver a programme of high quality arts experiences based around 3-d art forms (eg. sculpture, installation etc.) leading to a celebration exhibition in June 2020 at Newhampton Arts Centre.

This project is the second year of Startart: a three-year programme funded by Artsconnect and in Year 1 by Artsconnect and Children and the Arts. The aim is to create deeper and more sustainable links between arts organisations and their local schools. All 5 schools are within 15 minutes walk of Newhampton Arts Centre.

Work will include activity sessions with year 3 classes in the five schools; the delivery of 1 or 2 ½ day sessions of Professional Development for staff at the schools; and accompanying children on a visit to the sculpture collection of Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery.

For the fee there is a commission of £6,000.00 (exclusive of materials)

This fee includes:

  • 3 x planning sessions with the schools and Newhampton Arts Centre
  • One day CPD session for staff across the schools
  • Managing, planning and curating the Celebration Exhibition at NAC.
  • Management, admin and travel
  • 6 sessions of activity with each of the 5 primary school (across two classes per school), to include:
  • Research trips to local art galleries to explore the collections, to expose children to relevant work as stimulus
  • Introductory workshop with each class in spring term developing from this research trip
  • Devising a collective piece alongside pupils and staff from this starting point
  • Workshops with classes in Spring term to explore themes and make collective work for exhibition

Application details: Please contact NAC at for a full Brief.

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th December

Interview date for shortlisted applicants: Thurs 9 January.

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Start Date

2nd December 2019

Closing Date

13th December 2019