Family Art Voyage

Call for Artists!

30th July 2021

Exciting opportunity for Artists to deliver workshops for Licketyspit Children & Families Network

Licketyspit children’s theatre & play organisation seeks 6 artists to deliver 3 online workshops for 3-12 year olds and their parents/carers.

Developed in close consultation with our Children & Families Network (CFN), Family Art Voyage seeks to take families on a shared voyage of creative discovery, in the familiar, supportive setting of their Licketyspit Porridge & Play group.

We are looking for artists from a wide range of disciplines who have exuberance, strong social skills, a commitment to children’s human rights and a passion for social justice and equal access to the arts. CFN Children have expressed a particular enthusiasm for rap, chalk art, collage, dance and music but we are open to all artforms & workshop proposals that can be delivered effectively to this intergenerational age-group via Zoom.

Successful applicants will receive a 2-hour training session in Licketyspit’s Children’s Rights-based ‘Storyplay’ approach to child and family engagement and Licketyspit’s Children’s Rights Guide for Artists. Session delivery must be rights-based and you will be supported by 2 of Licketyspit’s experienced Actor-Pedagogues.

Please email for full job description & application.

Deadline for applications, Monday 30th August at 11pm.

Funded by Awards for All.

Previous Feedback

Feedback from Family Art Voyage pilots with dancer Adie Baako and fiddler Amy Geddes, as part of Big Porridge & Play and Storyplay City.

  • “Amazing!” 7 year old
  • “Normally I stay in the background so he doesn’t get shy but when that dancer was there I was like no, I have to be part of it!” Mum
  • “I’m so grateful, it reminds me of home!” Mum
  • “So cool!” 8 year old

Feedback from Porridge & Play Sessions:

  • “He just can’t wait for porridge” Mum of 7 year old, Cranhill
  • “I love the group and I feel very happy.” 8 year old, Govan
  • “My daughter is so engrossed, she needs her session every Wednesday. Before she was shy but now she can stand up before the crowd!” Mum of 3 and 6 year olds, Baillieston
  • Having a turn to speak has done a big impact on improving both their confidence as well as being able to explain her drawing has improved her self esteem. Thanks to you Mum of 3 and 6 year olds, Baillieston 

Click here to see what art forms the children chose for their ‘turns’ at the Storyplay Ceilidhs.