Are you a creative thinker? Can you generate ideas? Can you ignite the imagination of young people? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you.

As part of the ground-breaking Creative learning through the arts programme, Arts Council of Wales in partnership with Welsh Government are delighted to announce a new, exciting opportunity for schools and Creative Practitioners.

We want to empower a network of schools to devise and deliver innovative and creative projects that explore the key themes of Cynefin: Black, Asian and minority ethnic Wales.

What we're looking for

We are looking to recruit inspirational Creative Practitioners to work (through the mediums of Welsh and English) on this new creative learning offer for schools. We are particularly keen to work with Creative Practitioners from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

This will be an exciting opportunity for practitioners from the arts, culture, heritage or creative industries to develop their practise through a combination of professional development focussed on creative approaches to teaching and learning; and delivery of a collaborative, creative project that will bring authentic lived experience into the school.

Through this offer we aim to ensure that teachers and learners in Wales will have the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the history and development of Wales as a multicultural society  
  • Explore the diverse experiences and contributions of Black, Asian and minority ethnic peoples in Wales, past and present 
  • Work alongside Creative Practitioners with lived experience in a learning environment to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

Background

Cynefin: Black, Asian and minority ethnic Wales draws upon the strengths of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme that has helped schools explore new ideas and approaches to teaching and learning over the last 5 years.

At the heart of the scheme is co-construction, co-delivery, pupil voice and pupil decision making. It is an enquiry-based approach that uses arts interventions and creative pedagogy to explore themes, issues and challenges across all areas of learning.

What will the role entail?

  • Drawing upon your organisational skills, you will work in collaboration with a school to plan a creative learning projects that explore elements of Cynefin: Black, Asian and minority ethnic Wales.
  • Using your practical experience of ‘creativity’, you will work alongside classroom teachers to deliver these projects.  
  • You will reflect throughout the project and produce a final evaluation. There will also be opportunities for you to share your findings with other creative and teaching professionals across Wales.

Funding and support

As a commitment to the development of Creative Practitioners, you will be asked to engage with the ground-breaking creative learning training to help you fully prepare for the role. This training will be offered free of charge.

Following the training we will offer up to 25 Creative Practitioners the opportunity to take part.    

Successful Creative Practitioners will receive a fee of £4000 to complete this work.

How to apply

  • Complete an online form which can be found here.
  • The person specification for this role can be found within the online form
  • You will be asked to upload a CV during the process. Please ensure that the size of this document does not exceed 25MB. If you exceed this amount, then the form will fail when submitted.

The form closes at midday on Monday 8 February 2021.

 

Equalities

The Arts Council of Wales is committed to making information available in large print, easy read, braille, audio and British Sign Language and will endeavour to provide information in languages other than Welsh or English on request.

We operate an Equal Opportunities Recruitment Policy and welcome submissions from all sections of the community in Welsh or English.

Timeline

8 February

Form closes for Creative Practitioners

23/24/25 February

First training course for Creative Practitioners

2/3/4 March

Second training course for Creative Practitioners

w/c 8 March

Creative Practitioners matched to schools

w/c 12 April

Project planning begins

w/c 26 April

Project planning shared with Arts Council of Wales

3 May – 2 June

Project delivery

w/c 5 July

National sharing events

 

How to find out more

If you are interested we strongly suggest that you attend one of our online briefing sessions as detailed below. This will be an opportunity to find out more about the offer and ask any questions.

28th January at midday –Please click here to register

4th February at midday – Please click here to register

If you have any further queries, please contact one of the creative learning team as detailed below

Daniel.trivedy@arts.wales

Tel: 07710026085

Shaun.featherstone@arts.wales

Tel: 07710026080

Gwenfair.hughes@arts.wales

Tel:  07710026084