Call-out for applications: Paid opportunity for Writers, Filmmakers and Artists
Piece by Piece – a partnership between Literature Wales and Newport Mind
Literature Wales is proud to be working in partnership with Newport Mind and Community House, Maindee Youth to invite expressions of interest from writers, filmmakers, and artists to deliver their Piece by Piece, Bridging the Gap project funded by Comic Relief. It will offer support for families and young people in Newport to address and reduce the impact of poor mental health. Projects will start in Autumn 2020.
Participation in literature is one of Literature Wales’ three activity pillars and main areas of work. We aim to increase the accessibility and impact of creative writing for participants in Wales in order to inspire some of our most marginalised individuals and communities through active participation in literature.
Based on our understanding of the power of literature to improve and transform lives, and the need to focus our activities where they will have greatest impact, Representation & Equality, Health and Well-being and Children and Young People are our three Tactical Priorities. They are a theme that features in everything we deliver, and in our partnership and facilitation work.
What opportunities are available?
There are the two kinds of paid opportunities available as part of this project.
We are looking for lead Creative Practitioners (up to 8) to deliver participatory literature projects with young people and their families in Newport. These projects will use literature in all its forms to address a range of mental health issues. The fee will be £150 per workshop with a maximum fee of £1,050 for full delivery of the project.
This will include:
- the delivery of a 3-4 session creative project with small groups of young people to explore and express their thoughts around mental health
- the creation of a resource/film/pamphlet
- the development of a creative project with young people and their families
This fee is inclusive of all expenses including VAT and travel expenses.
We are also inviting expressions of interest from early career writers, artists or illustrators who would benefit from further training and experience before applying for a similar opportunity, to shadow a more experienced practitioner during a workshop.
This will include:
- shadowing an experienced creative practitioner in a literary workshop
- contributing to the creative ideas and activities of the workshop
- delivering a short evaluation activity at the end of the session
There is a per diem fee for this opportunity of £50 per day, up to a maximum of £200. This fee is inclusive of all expenses including VAT and travel expenses.
Deadline for Applications:
12.00 noon on Monday 21 September
We are fully aware that this is an intensely worrying time, both in terms of our mental and physical well-being as individuals and communities, and especially so for those who rely on freelance income. This call-out is intended to allow freelance writers to continue to receive paid work during this uncertain time. In addition, the content created will address health and wellbeing challenges through literature and creative writing; and entertain, inspire and educate creative audiences, early career writers and participants across Wales.
What happens next?
Successful applicants will be selected and confirmed by Wednesday 30 September. Artists will be selected by a panel of Young Ambassador Volunteers, Newport Mind, and staff from Literature Wales, Newport Mind and Community House, Maindee Youth based on experience, suitability for the project and availability.
How to apply
Please download the full call-out document below for further details about the opportunities and instructions of how to apply. Should you require the document in another format, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org