The Rochdale Pioneers Museum has recently opened a new exhibition ‘From Shop Floor to Front Line’ about the experiences of co-operative employees and members during WWI. The exhibition covers themes including soldiers’ experiences, conscientious objectors, changing roles of women, supplies for the war effort and support for soldiers and refugees. The exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is part of a larger project which includes a summer workshop programme for young people from Rochdale Youth Service.
We are looking for a project artist or artists to:
- Plan and deliver a series of five workshops with young people aged 12-18 from Rochdale Youth Service.
- Workshops will enable the young people to explore and engage with the exhibition, responding creatively to its themes.
- We are open to proposals from all artistic media including visual and creative arts. A proposal could focus primarily on one artistic medium or could include a range of media in different workshops. This could include, but is not limited to: sculpture, animation, crafts, drama, poetry, costume making etc.
- Workshops will be held at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, 31 Toad Lane, Rochdale, OL12 0NU or at St Mary in the Baum Church opposite the Museum.
- Workshops will be for around 12 young people.
- Workshops will take place in the school summer holidays during weeks commencing 27 July to 30 August 2015.
- Workshops will run from approximately 1pm to 4pm.
- Workshops will take place on a regular day each week, either Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays depending on the availability of the artist.
- The artist(s) will be supported by two youth leaders and at least one member of staff or an experienced volunteer from the Rochdale Pioneers Museum.
- A celebration event will be held at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum on Saturday 12 September as part of the national Heritage Open Days (HOD) weekend during which young people will be able to showcase their artistic work.
CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 29 MAY.