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AC Jan 2022

AC Jan 2022
Education Opportunities

Launch of British Art Show 9 in Wolverhampton

The launch of BAS9 is just around the corner!

British Art Show 9 will introduce visitors to Wolverhampton to over 40 artists practising in Britain over the past five years, providing an insight into the most exciting contemporary art being produced in this country.

Find out more about BAS9 here. 

If you would like to find out about the Inspired by British Art Show 9 Arts Connect Learning Programme or book a tour of the show for your students please get in touch with Becky at 


The School of Performing Arts Presents
Masterclasses – 2021/2022

A comprehensive collection of free, engaging performance and production workshops for Schools, Colleges and Teachers.

Workshops can be delivered at The Performance Hub in Walsall, or at your home campus. Masterclass workshops at The Performance Hub use our onsite state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and technology. All masterclass workshops are free, last 90 minutes and are for circa 10-15 students.

Please click here to open a PDF with further information.

For full details, please email Neil Hughes at


 BOSI Project Looking for Young Participants

BOSI project is about finding new forms of storytelling, using immersive audio, spoken word, music, sound design and stories.

Come and help us make it happen!

Are you: 16-26 years old

Based in Birmingham
  Have  English as Second or Additional Language (i.e. you might speak another language with your family)
 Interested in new ways of Storytelling, including immersive and digital technologies.
     Interested in performing arts (production or performing) 
  Seek creative development opportunities
 Good team player


Check out the details and APPLY to by 11th February 2022. :


 Provoke British Art Show 9! Exhibition Tour and Creative Lab 

Date: 1 February
Time: 4-6.30pm.
Location: Online

With Wolverhampton Art Gallery & Wolverhampton School of Art.

Join us for an arts educator focused tour of British Art Show 9 followed by a creative lab looking at the artwork in BAS9 and exploring how the show can inspire fresh ways of engaging with contemporary art in the classroom.

Provoke BAS9! is a creative lab for teachers, art educators and artists for the design of participatory methodology and youth-led artistic projects.

Presented by Agustina Meola, Arts Coordinator of The Way Youth Zone

Email Becky at to book session spaces.


 Explore how SEND Settings are Using Artmark to Award and Achieve Arts, Cultural and Creative Goals

Date: 26 January 2022

Time: 4-5.30pm

Explore how SEND settings are using the Artsmark award to achieve their arts, cultural and creative goals.  

Whether you are currently on an Artsmark journey, looking for inspiration, or aspiring to use Artsmark to enrich and broaden your arts, cultural and creative learning provision, this workshop will provide you with practical tips and ideas for moving forward on your Artsmark journey during these challenging times. 

Book your place here.  

Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector Opportunities

 Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2022

 16-22 May

CHWA is partnering with London Arts and Health to support Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2022 around the country. The festival will feature a mix of in-person and online events. Start uploading events to the site whenever you're ready, and access a creative toolkit,
 including an email signature, stickers and social media assets.


 Free Training for Individual Artists and Arts Organisations  

How to approach and work effectively with Schools
Wednesday 2 February 2022, 4.00-5.30pm
CCS have Alex Jolly, Learning & Engagement Coordinator at The New Art Gallery Walsall, offering guidance to freelance artists and creative practitioners on how to engage positively with schools, how to build relationships and work collaboratively.
Alex will share her experiences and top tips, outlining The New Art Gallery’s schools offer, highlighting popular workshops, looking at pricing strategies and CPD opportunities, with the aim of giving artists and arts organisations tangible ideas and confidence to develop their own practice.
Alex Jolly currently coordinates a comprehensive learning programme, engaging audiences including schools, families and community groups. Alex was an art teacher in schools and has nearly fifteen years’ experience in museums and galleries and working with freelance artist educators and schools.

Hosted via Zoom, please email Judy to book your place


Creative Coalition Festival

Date: 1-3 February 2022

Programme includes: Jed Mercurio, Renell Shaw, Gillian Tett, June Sarpong OBE, Sir Nicholas Serota, Livia Firth, GAIKA and Love Ssega.

Experience inspiring talks alongside live performances, immersive experiences, and engaging workshops with opportunities to network and collaborate throughout the duration of the festival. Creative Coalition Festival is a key moment in the creative industries calendar when we come together as one to Reimagine, Reignite and Redefine our collective future, driving real change.  

The festival is open-access and free to attend, but spaces are limited so register now and secure your place.   

Register here. 


Artists Wanted

Artists in Residence is looking for artists from the Birmingham area with experience facilitating workshops in schools. We welcome applications from artists of all disciplines, but we are particularly interested in hearing from sculpture, mosaic, and 3D design creatives. Register here.


Creative Mentor Recruitment

The Mighty Creatives are recruiting artists and practitioners to join our Creative Mentoring pool, a pool of artists, creative professionals and creative practitioners commissioned to work one-to-one with children and young people who are in Need or in Care. You can see the callout here.  Deadline for application is 1pm on Tuesday 25th January 2022. We are recruiting from across the Midlands but specifically welcoming applications from Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire and Dudley. 
Applicants are welcome to get in touch for a 1:1 discussion about the role and they can do so by emailing This isn’t a compulsory part of the application process, but is there if applicants need it.


Kickstart Placements

Curiosity Productions are advertising for three new Kickstart roles with an application deadline of 24th January 2022.

Curiosity Productions are looking for a trainee performer to work with Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre to develop performance for young audiences and they are looking for two Creative Project and Events Assistants to help coordinate lots of exciting events and activities in 2022, including:
- Concerts for babies and their families with BAM: Babies’ Adventures in Music
- A community jubilee celebration event in Droitwich Spa
- Creative community mapping in Wolverhampton
- Projects for children and young people with Cloud Cuckoo Land
- Evaluation of Legacy WM’s arts and heritage canal trail

Applicants must be aged 18 to 24 and claiming universal credit.
You must apply through your Job Centre. 
For more information go to: 
Work with us – Curiosity Productions


Commission for a Piece of Public Art

Handsworth Creative is pleased to announce a commission for an additional piece of public art as part of Handsworth Park Arts Trail to mark the hosting of the Commonwealth Games locally in 2022. 

New Commission theme:  ’The Commonwealth - here and now’ 
We want to commission a site-specific monumental Artwork in 2022 that reflects either the Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth or both.

Please see the information here for this year's Open Call for Artists 

There is an indicative budget of between £9,000 and £12,000 for this single commission.    

The deadline for applications is 10am Monday 24th January 2022. 

Please help spread the word by sharing through your networks.  

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas,
please e-mail

General Opportunities

 Birmingham 2022 Opportunities 

Join the Volunteer Cast for our Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Taking place on 28 July 2022, and broadcast to 1.5 billion people around the Commonwealth, the Opening Ceremony will host a live audience of 30,000 at the newly redeveloped Alexander Stadium. Some of the UK’s brightest and best creative names have been assembled to deliver this once in a lifetime showcase for the region, with the team boasting a compelling blend of global prestige and homegrown talent. Find out how to join the cast here.

Arts Connect Events & Opportunities

Arts Connect Leadership Convention Evaluation Commission 

Arts Connect are looking for an experienced evaluator to produce an evaluation of Arts Connect Leadership Convention 2022, 7th March including:

Attending meetings and liaising with the organising team to: 

•    Design and facilitate appropriate and effective online evaluation tools
•    Provide a 5 minute 'Reflection' on the main themes of the day as part of the final session.
•    Write up the ‘Reflection’ as part of the Evaluation Report
•    Produce an Evaluation Report

For further details please contact Susan Goodwin


Moonbeams  -  Early Years Events

1) Moonbeams Photography Seminar (Live) at mac
11 February 12.30-3.45pm
Cost £50 
In this half day practical seminar about photography in the early years, photographer Kate Green will share her knowledge and experience to enable you to feel confident in using this art form with your children in your setting in exciting ways.  Kate will share her passion for this expressive and communicative artform, that can be used across all areas of learning.

Book your place here. 

2)  Moonbeams Social Meet (on-line) 7th March 4.30-6.00pm: ‘Sustainability, Citizenship and Activism in early years’ 
    3) Moonbeams Seminar (Live) 10th March 12.30-3.30pm at Wolverhampton Art Gallery: ‘How we live and give voice to difference’ using British Art Show 9 and art to stimulate practice.

For further information and to book please email

Find out more about Moonbeams here.  Look at our early years micro-site hub. Packed full of resources, details of our events, our facebook group, publications & research, our Moonbeams micro-site is your one stop shop for all your early years education needs. 

Digital Resources

Digital Resources for Children and Young People

Only Connect

Curated digital resources for educationalists, parents and all those involved in arts and creativity both at home and at school. Explore them here.