Opportunity: Artists sought for “This is me” project – Wiltshire Innovation Fund


Healthwatch Wiltshire (HWW) was successful in winning some grant funding from the Wiltshire Innovation Fund. We have invited Wiltshire and Swindon Users’ Network (WSUN) to work in partnership with us to use this grant funding to commission an artist, a collaboration of artists or an arts organisation to deliver a creative project with service users. The project must focus on reflecting the experience of elderly service users and their unpaid carers who are consumers of both health and social care services. Please see the attached information for further details.

The aim of the project is to produce an arts project that is innovative and transformative – that can be showcased to commissioners of health and social care locally and nationally, to help them better understand the experiences of older adults using health and social care services and their unpaid carers, and to challenge the commissioners to think about how they can do things differently.

We are inviting applications from artists, a collaboration of artists or an arts organisation to deliver the project. The applications will be assessed by a panel of service users and lay people so please ensure that you describe in plain and clear English what you propose to do to help deliver this innovative project.

The budget for this commission is £5,000 and the timescale for the project is a maximum of six months from commissioning.

Use the links below to find out more about the “This is me” project, HWW, WSUN and download the application form:

This is me project description

What is Healthwatch Wiltshire

What is the Wiltshire Swindon Users’ Network_

This is me project application form

Deadline for applications is Sunday 25 January 2015.

You are welcome to contact Healthwatch Wiltshire for discussion before applying.

For further information about the project then please contact Rhiannon Norfolk, Volunteer and Engagement Officer rhiannon.norfolk@healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk, or Emma Cooper, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Wiltshire on 01225 434218.

Applications must be sent electronically to rhiannon.norfolk@healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk

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