Culture Cures Artist Commission
Deadline: 02/01/2017 | Published: 30/11/2016 | City: Wakefield and district | Country: United Kingdom | Beam
This opportunity is a Beam project funded by the Culture Cures Creative Partners grant programme delivered by Beam in association with Wakefield Council and selected creative partners. This artist commission is to develop and deliver a series of creative interventions in the Wakefield district to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing that appeals (but is not exclusive to) 17-25 year olds
The aim of the project is to create a dialogue or starting point for residents of Wakefield district to engage with and discuss key themes around mental health to reduce stigma, stimulate discussion and raise awareness of support available
The Artist will curate and deliver a series of 4 ‘pop-up’ interventions in the Wakefield district markets and shopping areas to engage with the target groups within high footfall areas. Working with Beam and appropriate partners, the artist will need to work independently at a variety of locations across the district. Support will be given to secure space at the chosen locations.
The Artist can work in a variety of disciplines with the emphasis on a creative approach with the most impact, visibility and depth of engagement with the target group. The Artist will need to produce a legacy item for example: publication, film or photography to capture the story of the inventions at each location.
The artist may choose to work with or disseminate information through a number of contacts at Wakefield Council active lifestyles team, the Mental Health Museum, youth services, markets and events teams as appropriate.
- Devise and deliver a series of pop-up events in Wakefield district in February 2017
- Devise a suitable theme and pop-up activity that highlights mental health and wellbeing
- Work with suitable partner organisations in Wakefield to support creative audience development with target groups
- Document activity where possible (film, video, photography etc. for marketing/evaluation purposes)
- Create an artistic/legacy of the project, e.g. film, photography, publication, touring display, other
- Input to the any marketing activity for the events
- Engagement with and support for social media as appropriate
- Liaison with key partners as appropriate
Commission deadline: 9am, 2 Jan ‘17
Shortlist and final selection: 6 Jan ‘17
Initial meeting, final proposal and timeline agreed: w/c 9 Jan ‘17
Artist delivery: 16 Jan-3 Mar ‘17
Marketing support and activity: 16 Jan-3 Mar ‘17
Artist product/legacy element produced and shared: w/c 6 Mar ‘17
A fee of £3,600 + VAT if applicable inclusive of all expenses
The fee assumes a minimum of 15 days work over the period, and should include materials and costs associated with the legacy element of the brief. Please note that a DBS check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.
Beam work with Artists and communities to enhance places through the development of bespoke creative arts projects. Beam is the trading name of Public Arts – an arts organisation and charity founded in 1986, based in Wakefield and working across the Yorkshire region and beyond.
We are experienced creative project developers and managers who relish enabling arts and cultural experiences, facilitating creative connections and delivering the arts with communities
We achieve this through learning and education, the promotion of good design, and the imaginative use of the arts in the public realm. www.beam.uk.net
About Culture Cures
Wakefield Council is committed to supporting cultural excellence and innovation and believes that strong cultural provision makes a real difference to the wellbeing, health, happiness and life chances of people, places and communities.
The Culture Cures programme is in place to encourage innovative approaches that promote positive lifestyle choices and the management of existing health conditions, in partnership with a range of health and wellbeing organisations (e.g. Public Health, local NHS trusts, support groups linked to specific diseases and health conditions).
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