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Call out for Makers

We are looking for a range of artists, prop and theatre-makers, shadow artists and local crafts people to work in local schools and help create props and installations for a magical theatre show run by six schools in Shepton Mallet.


We are also looking for artists to lead a range of community workshops and installations for Window Wanderland taking place in Shepton Mallet March 6th – 8th 2020 run by The Art Bank, Make the Sunshine CiC and The Rubbish Art Project.


If you are interested in these opportunities please send:

Your CV

No more than one side of A4 detailing your relevant experience and which commissions you are interested in working on and why / what ideas you have for it

A copy of your DBS check (for working in schools)

Creative Commissions in Schools

Workshops will take place January and February 2020 in school time but can be arranged on suitable days to fit with the partner school and artist


All workshops will be with primary aged students 4-11 (Infant schools 4-7, Middle schools 7-11)

Materials can be sourced in advance and support provided with volunteers where necessary. Different elements can also be teacher-led and developed depending on the commission and elements can be prepared in advance of workshops if required.


We are especially keen to work with local artists.


To apply or for more information contact: makingthesunshine@gmail.com

Deadline: 9am, Sunday 12th January

www.makethesunshine.co.uk

Instagram: @makethesunshinecic​

ARTIST COMMISSIONS

All the World’s Our Playground and Window Wanderland Shepton Mallet

5-8th March 2020

COMMISSION #1: TESCO: WINDOW WANDERLAND

THE BRIEF: We are looking for an artist to create a commission promoting Tesco’s community schemes: knit and chat, Snowdrop festival, providing sugar to support bees locally, happy landings animal charity, book donations scheme, their work with Field House Care Home and bags for life support to the community.

WHAT IT INVOLVES: Creating a design that fills one of Tesco’s window panes at the front of the store that will light up for Window Wanderland 2020

Initial meeting with Tesco to present outline design

Support installing window (Tesco to provide staff to facilitate with this)

Writing one blog post about the window and techniques to create one

THE BUDGET: £200

Funded by Tesco Shepton Mallet as part of Window Wanderland run by The Art Bank, Make the Sunshine CiC and The Rubbish Art Project

Meeting January, Installation 6th March 2020

COMMISSION #2: SHEPTON MALLET LIBRARY: WINDOW WANDERLAND

THE BRIEF: We are looking for an artist to work with the community to create a commission for Shepton Mallet Library

WHAT IT INVOLVES: Designing the window and preparing materials for workshops. Leading 1 x 4hr community workshops in half term – Monday 17th February, 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm

Installing the window in Shepton Mallet Library

Writing one blog post about the window and techniques to create one

THE BUDGET: £200

Funded by Somerset County Council Improving Lives Fund and Wells Festival of Literature as part of Window Wanderland run by The Art Bank, Make the Sunshine CiC and The Rubbish Art Project

Workshops February, Installation 4th or 6th March


COMMISSION #3: COMMUNITY MAKING WORKSHOP: WINDOW WANDERLAND

THE BRIEF: Explaining Window Wanderland process and supporting community to make small items and giving skills to make their own windows

WHAT IT INVOLVES: Talking about Window Wanderland and making small items with community, 1 x 4hr workshop plus set up at The Art Bank

THE BUDGET: £100

Funded by Somerset County Council Improving Lives Fund and Wells Festival of Literature as part of Window Wanderland run by The Art Bank, Make the Sunshine CiC and The Rubbish Art Project

Workshops February 2020


COMMISSION #4: SHEPTON MALLET INFANTS SCHOOL: ALL THE WORLD’S OUR PLAYGROUND

THE BRIEF: Creating small shadow boxes / houses out of recycled materials to appear like a lit-up townscape of Shepton Mallet

WHAT IT INVOLVES: 2 x 4hr workshops in a school in Shepton Mallet spread over 2 days (with support).

2hrs installation on Thursday 5th March. 3:30 – 5:30pm. All workshop materials are provided. Writing one blog post about the process. In January / February 2020.

THE BUDGET: £200

Funded by Arts Council England as part of All the World’s Our Playground run by Bowlish Infant School, Make the Sunshine CiC and five partner primary schools.

Workshops February 2020, Installation 5th March


COMMISSION #5: Creating under the sea puppetry themed shadow puppets ALL THE WORLD’S OUR PLAYGROUND

THE BRIEF: Creating under the sea themed shadow puppets and a giant whale with Bowlish Infant School.

WHAT IT INVOLVES: 2 x 4hr workshops in a school in Shepton Mallet spread over 2 days (with support). 2hrs installation on Friday 6th March. All workshop materials are provided. Writing one blog post about the process. In January / February 2020.

THE BUDGET: £200

Funded by Arts Council England as part of All the World’s Our Playground run by Bowlish Infant School, Make the Sunshine CiC and five partner primary schools.

Workshops January / February 2020


COMMISSION #6: STORIES THAT COME TO LIFE ALL THE WORLD’S OUR PLAYGROUND

THE BRIEF: Creating cut out silhouettes of key characters from books, classic fairy tale scenes for installations working with St Aldhelm’s School.​

WHAT IT INVOLVES: 2 x 5hr workshops in a school in Shepton Mallet spread over 2 days (with support). In January / February 2020.

All workshop materials are provided.  Writing one blog post about the process. In January / February 2020.

THE BUDGET: £200

Funded by Arts Council England as part of All the World’s Our Playground run by Bowlish Infant School, Make the Sunshine CiC and five partner primary schools.


COMMISSION #7: Creating a giant circus puppet ALL THE WORLD’S OUR PLAYGROUND

THE BRIEF: Creating one large puppet or several bigger puppets with Stoke St Michael School

WHAT IT INVOLVES: 2 x 5hr workshops in a school in Shepton Mallet spread over 2 days (with support). In January / February 2020.

All workshop materials are provided. Writing one blog post about the process​

THE BUDGET: £200

Funded by Arts Council England as part of All the World’s Our Playground run by Bowlish Infant School, Make the Sunshine CiC and five partner primary schools.

Workshops January / February 2020

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