Mark Rutherford School seeks Artists for Wearable and Interactive Art Workshops

Mark Rutherford School is hoping to commission two artists to run workshops for our year 7 students as part of a project aimed to introduce them to a variety of artistic practice and give them an opportunity to engage with an audience.
We are looking for artists who are confident with working a variety of materials including found objects and discarded materials to create interactive objects, these could be puppets, costumes or other wearable art pieces based on the theme of Reduce and Reuse which has partly been inspired by Helen Ward’s children’s book ‘The Tin Forest’. We would also be happy to consider ideas large scale and installation works of art.

The workshops will form the starting point for an Arts week that we will be running in July and the work created in the workshop will form the foundation of the rest of the week, forming the inspiration for Music, Dance and Drama performances. The Art department aims to extend the work from the workshops into the final outcome.

The workshops would be for approximately 25 students and run for 2 hours. We would like each artist to run four sessions over two days (2 two hour sessions per day). All sessions would be fully supported by Mark Rutherford teaching staff. We aim to run the sessions on June 12th and June 26th.

Fee: approximately £500 per artist inclusive of travel, VAT and materials. Please specify your full costings with your expression of interest. We are happy to help with the collection of materials if required. This opportunity is only open to Culture Challenge Practitioners.

Please email Ailene Gray ( specifying your full costing along with your expression of interest by 22nd May 2019. We anticipate that your expression of interest should be no more than 300 words and supported by web links to or images of previous work relevant to the approach you are outlining in the expression of interest.