Qube Gallery - Oswestry

Call for artists and creative practitioners (PAID COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY)




Good Things for People to do at Home

Qube and Taking Part are seeking Creative Practitioners and Artists to create imaginative, fun and creative activities for people who would normally attend Day Care Services to do at home during lockdown and beyond.

This project will make creative, arts and well-being activities available to over 200 vulnerable and isolated people in Shropshire who until now usually go to a community setting for learning, training, support and companionship.The reasons for this could include a learning or physical disability, seeking support for poor mental health, support for challenging behaviours, living with dementia or having unpaid caring responsibilities.

This is a Shropshire wide approach to support people at home managed by Shropshire County Council’s Adult Social Care service in partnership with Oswestry Community Action (Qube) and Taking Part.

Who: Creative Practitioners / Artists / Designers / Makers / Musicians / Dancers

What: Expressions of Interest are invited from a range of creative practitioners for the creation and production of creative ‘how to’ and ‘have a go’ resources (physical and virtual) for Day Care users and their carers to access at home.
For example: video tasks/lessons (filmed by practitioner), activity sheets, tasks and challenges (both physical and digital resources).

The commissioning panel is interested in creative ideas that:
• Are imaginative and engaging
• Have a flexible approach
• Are accessible and suitable for a range of clients and their individual needs
• Use everyday materials that are readily available at home
o Some specialist materials could be made available to clients (subject to cost/availability)
• Have a local flavour or relate to Shropshire in some way
Commission value including all fees and materials: £75 per half day/£150 per day


Deadline: ASAP before the 29th May 2020. We reserve the right to close the Call before the deadline so would encourage early submission of proposals.