SPAN wishes to commission 4 Artists as part ot the Shared Worlds project

Brief for Artist Commissions:  Clwb Digi Cares – Shared Worlds


An open Call-out to Professional Artists working in any art form including:  Visual Art; Music; Movement; Literature; Film and Moving Image, to design and deliver a participation intergenerational digital arts and wellbeing project.  Shared Worlds sits within SPAN as part of Clwb Digi Cares a programme whose aim is to address issues of loneliness and isolation experienced by younger and older members of our communities, using creative technology as a medium to open new and creative channels of communication.

SPAN wishes to commission 4 Artists as part of the Shared Worlds project.  Each Artist will work with a minimum of 3 intergenerational groups providing at least 8 hours of contact time delivered through scheduled regular on-line sessions over a period of 4-8 weeks taking place over the summer of 2020.

The artists will be selected against 3 criteria:

  • Quality of the idea (Innovation, originality, relevance, art form)
  • Experience (Artistic track record, previous inter-generational work)
  • Deliverabiity (Project plan, use of digital technology)

Welsh speaking – is desirable but not an essential criteria.  We would particularly welcome applications from under represented groups.

The fee for each commission is £1,200 based on 6 days @ £200 per day and is inclusive of all costs and materials.

Application process

Eligibility:  Applications will be considered from individuals and collaborations.  The process is open to those who are UK residents.  A current DBS no more than 12 months old is required.

Application / submission requirements:

Your proposal should comprise:

  • Short project description and outline:  This should include a title, breakdown of the contact time and proposals for showcasing the outcome or a statement of the work in a digital environment (Maximum of two sides of A4)
  • Up to five images or electronic links to examples of your existing work
  • Curriculum Vitae:  Your CV should be headed with your contact details including:  name, full address, telephone, email.  It may include a brief statement about your artistic practice if you feel this is helpful.  It should cover no more than two sides of A4.  Please include contact details of 2 referees.

Timetable:  Submissions should be made to the Project Manager, Pip Lewis by email by 5pm on 6 July 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposal to the project team in a video conferencing meeting, at a time to be arranged on Monday 13 July 2020.

Project Outline

Clwb Digi Cares grew out of Span Digidol, a 2-year project piloting ways in which digital technology could be used creatively to increase connectivity and digital skills, and reduce loneliness and isolation in Pembrokeshire.

The programme is taking place in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic.  In response to this public health crisis, SPAN arts has reviewed and developed its participatory on-line offer, piloting new initiatives such as:  Sofa Theatre and Show it Share it – a new online creative community for Pembrokeshire.

Who is it for and how will they be recruited

Clwb Digi Cares aims to help young and older people likely to be impacted most by self isolation and will target Welsh speakers and people with protected characteristics.

Participants will be recruited by referral from existing partnerships such as Youth Projects, PAVS Community Connectors, Pembrokeshire People First, Care Home providers, etc.

The programme aims to benefit a minimum of 20 participants including:

  • 10 older people who are self-isolating or shielding either at home, in supported living accommodation, or Residential Care homes
  • 10 children and young people aged 8-16 whose wellbeing is being adversely affected by separation from meaningful relationships whith older people such as their grandparents

When will it take place

The programme will take place over the summer of 2020, beginning in June with the issuing of the brief for Artists and running through to January 2021 with the project evaluation and final report  On-line sessions with four commissioned Artists will run between the end of July and the end of October.


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