Lead Creative Schools Scheme: Call for Creative Practitioners

Bishopston Comprehensive, The Glebe, Bishopston, Swansea, SA3 3JP

Budget: £5,000 | Project Duration: January – May 2021 | Application Deadline: 05 January 2021


Bishopston Comprehensive is inviting applications from Creative Practitioners (individuals / partnerships / studios / organisations) to work with their pupil Health & Wellbeing Committee (up to 25 pupils, girls and boys, aged 11 – 16, which includes a focus group of Year 7 pupils) to explore how working creatively through the arts may aid Year 7 pupils’ exploration of pastoral issues, working towards a better understanding their health and well being.  This will help us as a school examine the potential benefits for pupils of creative approaches to delivering the pastoral health and wellbeing curriculum. This in turn will help us to meet our School Improvement Plan aim to further develop health and wellbeing. Areas of the pastoral curriculum that may be explored through the project include mental health and well being, sleep and screens, tolerance, mutual respect, and online safety.


We welcome applications from Creative Practitioners with expertise in any or a combination of the following media: printmaking (traditional/contemporary), 3D (sculpture/ceramics) or digital media (photography/film/animation/sound artist). However, in line with Covid-19 restrictions, the sessions with pupils will be delivered online, either through a live link to a classroom, MS Teams meetings or via recorded content produced by the Creative Practitioner.  Therefore, the Creative Practitioner must be comfortable, confident and adept with using digital technology and communicating via online video conferencing (namely MS Teams).


We would expect the appointed creative practitioner to work with teaching staff (namely the Head of Art), and the Health and Well Being Committee comprising all year groups and including a focus group of Year 7 pupils, to identify the focus and direction of the project.


The full brief and details of how to apply may be downloaded here.


More about the Lead Creative Schools Scheme

The Lead Creative Schools Scheme provides opportunities for schools to explore new and exciting creative approaches to teaching and learning across the curriculum, supporting them to address issues, important development priorities and the needs of learners. It aims to develop the creativity, aspirations and achievements of young people in Wales, opening up more opportunities for their future. It supports innovation and the development of long-term partnerships between schools and creative professionals. The Lead Creative Schools Scheme is funded by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales, matched with funding from each participating school. Click here for more information.