Everyday and Down to Earth are pleased to invite applications from established creative practitioners across the North West (including from Greater Manchester and Merseyside), to take part in Taking Shape, a new artist development programme. 🎉

This is a paid opportunity for 6 established creative practitioners living and working locally, to receive valuable training and support to develop their work with communities in Wigan & Leigh. Practitioners may work across any art form, including but not limited to visual arts, music, theatre, dance and media/digital. 🎤🎭🖼️

Over a period of 8 months, artists involved in the programme will take part in various training sessions (including certified First Aid training) and research trips and devise a short research project with support from Everyday and Down to Earth. 🤝

The project will equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to lead high-quality, ambitious, community-led activity in Wigan and Leigh and support practitioners to understand how to sustain their practice in the borough.

⁓ The programme will take place from October 2023 – May 2024.

⁓ Applicants must be 18+.

⁓ Applications close on Sunday 24th September 2023.

To read the full call-out, click here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8nh2cr

To apply, please complete the following google form: https://forms.gle/ZT1LsUwV2nNEXn4z9


This programme is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Down to Earth and Wigan Council.