Newport Creative Practitioner Opportunity

I’m working with Maindee Primary in Newport on an exciting Lead Creative Schools project, of potential interest to a wide range of artists.

We are seeking imaginative, dynamic and resourceful Creative Practitioners, for a project to improve standards in oracy and raise levels of pupil involvement in Year 4.

The school has a high proportion of pupils for whom English is an additional language. We are therefore keen to develop a project that emphasises non-written artforms, such as music, dance, circus, oral storytelling, and devised / performed theatre.

We are keen to interview artists whose practice centres on festivals and / or site-specific events, and who can draw on a range of disciplines and resources. The project would potentially suit more than one practitioner.

We want to develop a celebratory Spring event, with the pupils creating and planning their own festival. Although their work will culminate in a festival-style sharing, the project emphasis will be on the creative process the pupils are taken through, not on the event itself.

The project will take place during the 2018 spring term (January to March 2018). It will run for approximately 10 weeks. The precise timeframe and number of sessions will be negotiated with the successful candidate(s).

The total budget for the project is £5,000 for Practitioner delivery and planning fees (at a rate of £250 per full day) and reasonable travel and subsistence expenses. This budget will also include project-relevant materials.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 5pm, Tuesday 24th October.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7th November, at Maindee Primary School, Rodney Road, Newport, NP19 0AP

The successful Creative Practitioner(s) must be able to attend a two day training session, taking place between 15th – 22nd November (unless they have already attended practitioner training, for a previous Lead Creative Schools project.)

For further details about this opportunity and the full Project Brief, please email me (, and School Coordinator Claire Le Clare ( attaching a copy of your CV.


Thanks and best wishes,



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Comment by Rhisiart. Morgan on January 16, 2018 at 0:01

Shwmae, I am a director writer, and performing artist and creator of Yr Hyddgen, Hanes Gwerin A Theatr Gymunedol.

My main area of interest is Welsh Traditions, and folk lore, teaching Cymry History, or Folk history I call it.

I am developing a Spring tradition that is an alternative to the normal may day tradition, but of historical  relevance.

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