Arts Derbyshire


Artist Opportunity

Artist Opportunity


Arts Development are looking for a music artist to deliver a 3-day residential in an Erewash school with KS2 children, to help create a Song for Erewash. The song will be developed jointly in school and performed at Ilkeston’s historical Charter Fair the 18th October 2021.

Schools are to submit a collection of thoughts and words that will help complete the song prior to the residential starting.

Song for Erewash theme – ‘Identity’

The Charter Fair is a big deal to Erewash people, steeped in history. We will ask the selected school to work with children in advance, asking what it means to them! They will discuss and demonstrate how important community and heritage is and this will form a song they can proudly perform at this years opening ceremony.

The residential will happen the first two weeks of October. Successful applicant must be available and have capacity to engage with school to discuss logistics during September.

The Council particularly welcomes applications from artists in the local area.



3 x £170 = £510 for delivery based on 3 full days (can be divided into half days based on school and artist availability) including pre and post workshop planning, set up and feedback.

£100 contribution towards materials

£170 a day for additional editing

£85 for attendance on day of opening ceremony

TOTAL £865


To apply:

Please email Zoe Sussmeyer at with a copy of your CV and no more than one page of A4 on:

  • You will work across a year group between 30/60 pupils. Explain how this may work i.e. refine a song writing group of smaller numbers and the other pupils may just perform
  • Any experience on song writing with children
  • Any links to your work or previous workshops


Deadline – noon 31st August 2021

Successful applicants will be contacted – Thursday 02nd September


Additional information:

  • Successful applicants will need Public Liability Insurance (PLI) to the value of £5 million.
  • Successful applicant will hold a current enhanced DBS check

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