Severn Arts are working with The Children’s Society to bring arts activities to a programme they run called CLIMB. 

CLIMB aims to use positive activities to prevent young people from becoming involved in criminal activity: It is funded by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

Initially, and to pilot this new relationship, we have developed Hopes and Dreams, a short project to enable young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity to express their hopes and dreams through artistic means. To help deliver this project we are seeking a visual artist who brings their art-form to life through workshops in an engaging and active manner.

About Hopes and Dreams

Covid has had a significant impact on vulnerable young people in particular and for this project we will work with pupils at two alternative provision schools - Riversides School in Worcester and The Aconbury Centre in Hereford. We aim to support the pupils to explore the world around them and shape their own hopes for the future, with a focus on using each of their senses, looking outwards and raising aspirations for a positive future beyond the current pandemic.

We are seeking a visual artist to deliver 5 weekly workshops in both schools between mid-November and the end of the Autumn term in December. The work the young people produce in these 5 weeks will then be developed from the New Year for a further 5 weeks with a film-maker. 

More information about the project


The fee for this project will be £1,500 for 10 sessions (5 in each school). This will be inclusive of VAT and all expenses. There is additionally up to £100 available for materials, which will be paid upon production of receipts. Some funds may also be available for PPE and this can be discussed. 

How to apply

The deadline for proposals has now passed.