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Artist in Residence Call Out

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In partnership with Reimagine Redditch, and funded by the Inclusive Communities Fund, Severn Arts is commissioning an Artist in Residence for the neighbourhood of Woodrow in Redditch. 

We seek an innovative individual or collective with a unique creative approach to implement a holistic vision for Woodrow. The chosen artist will engage the community through workshops, ensuring the artistic vision reflects local ideas in a series of artworks. This residency aims to enhance community pride and change perceptions of Woodrow.


We welcome applications from a broad range of practitioners, including: 

  • Artists 

  • Designers 

  • Curators 

  • Creative practitioners 

  • Arts organisations 

  • Collectives of artists 


The implemented vision will be inclusive, reflect and celebrate Woodrow as a place and its people, and will change perceptions of Woodrow within the neighbourhood and in the wider borough. We are particularly keen that the residency enhances community pride and enables Woodrow to look outward. As such, the individual or collective will have co-creation and facilitation experience. 


Commission Fee: £40,000 (inclusive of travel and subsistence costs) 
Production Budget: £5,000 (inclusive of VAT) 

Open Day (online and in person): 12th June 2024 

For more information or to attend the Open Day/online session, contact Jude Wild at

Further inquiries can be directed to Richard Bromhall at or 07949013854. 


Time Frame: 

Applications open Monday 20th May 2024 

Open Day 12th June 2024 

Online Meeting As above 

Application Deadline 9am, Monday 24th June 2024 

Interview in Woodrow, Redditch Thursday 4th July 2024 

Project completion date December 2024 


How to Apply: 

To apply, you will need to send your proposal to by 9am on Monday 24th June 2024 (any submissions after this time will not be considered). 

Your proposal should consist of no more than three A4 pages and should include: 

  • your contact details. 

  • an explanation of what co-creation means to you. 

  • relevant experience of delivering co-creation projects. 

  • co-creation and facilitation experience. 

  • experience and skills of working with multiple partners. 

  • experience and skill in delivering a long-term community artistic project. 

  • how you would approach this commission. 

  • a budget breakdown. 

  • confirmation that you will be prepared to complete a method statement and risk assessment before starting work. 

  • your proposed timetable for delivering the project, including a start date and proposed dates. 

  • contact details of at least one referee that will be taken up for successful artist. 

  • (No more than) 3 images or links to previous work, plus your budget. 


We welcome applications from individual artists, arts organisations and collectives. 


Alternatively, you can send in a video proposal of no more than 5 minutes in length. Please ensure your proposal outlines how you meet the criteria outlined above. 


The interview process: 

The interview process will require candidates to facilitate a 20–30-minute creative session to a group of community representatives, and an interview panel of no longer than an hour, including a presentation of up to 10 minutes. 

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