a royal patchwork opportunity!!

An opportunity to work for Blackpool Arts Service on a very special patchwork project....

The Commission
To create a textile artwork / quilt to be sent as a wedding present to Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The artist should use one or more techniques such as appliqué, patchwork, print etc and work with community groups to design and create a unique wedding quilt which reflects and celebrates Blackpool and its vibrant history and culture.

Project Aims
1. To create an opportunity for the groups consisting of people age 18 years and above to work with an artist in a creative and innovative way.
2. To create an opportunity for traditional skill sharing and intergenerational work.
3. For the groups to feel a sense of pride and ownership of this project and become cultural ambassadors for Arts in the town.

Community involvement is central to the development of this project. The artist will receive support from the Arts Engagement Manager with accessing local communities to deliver consultations / workshops / training and other engagement methods.

We would also like a blog to be created to show the development and progress of the work and to be used as an engagement tool.

If you would like to know more and receive the full information pack, please email Clancy Mason, Arts Engagement Manager on clancy.mason@blackpool.gov.uk or telephone 01253 478266. Application deadline is Friday the 21st of January 2011.