Visual Artist needed for Early Years project

Visual Artist needed for Early Years project – ‘This Little Light of Mine’

Made in Corby are working with Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families to create a sculpture or installation on the subject of light. The final product will be displayed as part Grow Festival (light themed in 2020) in Corby town centre on the evenings of the 7th & 8th February 2020. The work will then become a permanent fixture in one of Pen Green’s garden or play areas.

All of Made in Corby’s work is delivered in collaboration with the community. We are looking for a Visual Artist to create a final sculpture, object or installation inspired by work created by children. You will also be working collaboratively with a Composer and Dance/Movement Facilitator. It is envisaged that the sessions will be co-facilitated between the 3 lead practitioners; the Dance Facilitator will encourage the children to move creatively and help to stimulate ideas for the soundscape and final piece of visual art work. Both the Visual Artist and Composer will co-create with the children during the workshop sessions, but will have time after these sessions to complete their work. The final product should use recycled or repurposed materials as much as possible and incorporate the soundscape co-created by Composer and the young participants


The Visual Artist must be available for the following dates in Corby: 16th, 21st and 22nd January 2020

The sessions with the choreographer and composer are scheduled for the week commencing 13th January 2020 and the final product must be ready to be displayed by 7th February 2020 in time for the opening of Grow Festival.

The artist will be selected in collaboration with the children at Pen Green, therefore shortlisted artists will be asked to deliver a taster session to the children during the first week of December 2019.

To Apply

Please download the full details of the role and how to apply below.

Deadline for Applications:

The deadline for applications is Thursday 21st November 2019, 5pm.

Equal Opportunities

Made in Corby is committed to equal opportunities. We are working to achieve diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. In support of this, we have an access budget available to disabled artists delivering aspects of our programme. If you require additional support to complete this contract, please outline these in your application. Any such requests will not affect the outcome of our decisions. 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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