Community Arts Workshop Leaders call out

Made in Corby is a community-led arts programme which produces events and activities designed to surprise, delight and inspire local people. The programme aims to inspire more local Corby people than ever before to take the lead in experiencing, creating and taking part in high-quality arts and cultural activities. Through conversations with local people and community decision-making panels, Made In Corby puts local people at the heart of commissioning artists and producing new and exciting events.

We are looking for proposals from practitioners of all art forms who specialise in working in community settings with EARLY YEARS and OLDER PEOPLE. Made in Corby will be running a series of pilot activity in children’s centres and sheltered housing across Corby borough in Autumn 2018. These pilot sessions will be chosen by our community decision-making panel and will inform a larger project to run throughout 2019 aimed at increasing engagement with Early Years children, families and Older People. The aim of these pilot sessions is to give participants a taste of a selection of activities, enabling them to choose which they would like to explore further as part of a year-long project. All of Made in Corby’s work is delivered in collaboration with the community.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from artists who have a background in working in health and wellbeing settings and would create their workshops/sessions to have wellbeing focussed outcomes.

Artists must have experience and understanding of working in collaboration with participants and a commitment to community engagement. Workshop sessions will be generally an hour long but may vary therefore this role would be most suited to artists who are local to Corby or within reasonable travelling distance.

How to apply:

Please send us your CV and a brief covering letter outlining how you would deliver your workshop in either/both Early Years or Older People, and what the creative content would look like. Send your application to Artists must hold a DBS (dated within the past 2 years) and hold valid public liability insurance of at least £5million


Dates and Times: TBC, please outline how long your workshops would be and if there are preferred working days or times

Location: various locations in Corby, Northamptonshire

Fee: Between £25-£40 per hour dependant on experience (please outline in your application if your workshop proposal requires a materials or equipment budget)

Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday 31st July 2018

For more information on Made in Corby, please visit or visit our social media pages.

Made in Corby is committed to equal opportunities. We are working to achieve diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you require additional support in making an application or would like this information in an alternative format, please contact the office on 01536 267895 /

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