Wokingham Borough Council is looking to commission 2D artwork(s) to display in Elevate Wokingham, the new careers and employment hub at Wokingham Library.
Elevate Wokingham provides a single location where young people, aged 16 to 24 years, can get advice and support from a range of organisations to find employment or training.
Young people have already contributed to the interior design, furnishings and colour scheme. But to complete the refurbishment Wokingham Borough Council is looking for creative designers, artists and photographers, aged 16 to 24, who have an eye for design and are able to bring energy and vibrancy to an environment with which young people can identify. It will also need to have an appeal to other users of the library.
The successful artist will get support from industry experts and up to £500 to spend on design costs and materials. This project has been designed to support young people with aspirations of working within the creative industries and to give them the experience of working alongside established artists and arts specialists in a professional gallery setting, as well as giving their work local and regional exposure.
Executive member for children’s services Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor said: “This is a golden opportunity for any young person between 16 and 24 who is interested in developing a career in the creative sector.
“Whatever your background or previous experience, we urge you to have a go at the project. You will be able to develop your artistic skills, as well as your organisational and communication skills; both of which are important in any profession.”
The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday, December 15, and young people can enter online at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/arts/elevate-wokingham.
Elevate Wokingham is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays between 10am and 5pm, and on Wednesday 10am until 1pm. The hub has three confidential interview rooms, a break-out area, and 10 computers that are free to use.