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Milton Keynes - Artist and Filmmaker, Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation

The Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes (AHA-MK) and Artswork are partnering with Milton Keynes Council Public Health Department and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to recruit an artist and a filmmaker to deliver a creative commissioning pilot.  This pilot forms part of the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Programme.  The artist and filmmaker will work with groups of school children, engaging them through arts and creativity around the concept of mental health and wellbeing.  A final film that shares the outputs of the creative sessions, will aid understanding of young people’s views of mental health.  The film will be used to facilitate conversations about mental health and wellbeing.

This project is part of the ongoing engagement and dialogue with children and young people about their mental health and wellbeing.  The CCG and Public Health would like to develop this further by enabling young people to express their feelings and perceptions of mental health through creative activity.  This work will inform future programmes, enabling the CCG and Public Health to have a shared language with young people in Milton Keynes, to better meet their needs, support them to stay healthy and to undertake further creative commissioning in the future. 

The fully inclusive fee for the artist is £5,500 (includes prep time ahead of school workshops).

The fully inclusive fee for the filmmaker is £3,750.

There is a modest budget for materials and Arts Award moderation.

The commissioning panel are inviting proposals from artists with a track record of working with children and young people.

The commissioning panel, which will include young people representation, will select their preferred artist and filmmaker based on interviews as appropriate.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 3rd August, for details and how to apply please see: