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The Shropshire and Telford Arts Partnership

STAP is made up of representative local authority officers with responsibility for the Arts in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin,  and the Arts Council England West Midlands' Officer for Regional Partnerships.

The aims of the group are:

To strengthen communication between councils and to network with and support arts organisations, individual artists, promoters and volunteers working in the Arts

To raise the profile of, and to advocate for, the Arts
To coordinate Arts activity across the subregion
To maximise funding for the Arts within the subregion

The partners are:

Shropshire Council:

Telford & Wrekin Council:
 Arts Council England:

Follow this link to find copies of the recent STAP newsletetrs and to sign up and post articles:
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Arts Partnership



As a Co-operative Council we believe our residents have an important role to play in volunteering and supporting the local community.

Becoming a volunteer can be personally rewarding and help you to 'give something back' to your community, examples of just some of the ways you can volunteer are:
•caring for a friend or member of the family
•caring for animals and wildlife
•setting up a volunteer scheme at your workplace
•spending time mentoring and befriending a young person
•working outdoors to improve the environment
•working on local community projects
•becoming a school or college governor

As a volunteer you can give your time to help charities and community groups make a difference, but volunteering can also provide you with many benefits too, including:
•the chance to have fun doing something you've never tried before
•increased confidence
•a sense of satisfaction and achievement
•the opportunity to make new friends and contacts with diverse backgrounds and experiences
•increased job and career prospects and new skills - over 70 per cent of employers would hire a candidate with volunteering experience over someone who has never volunteered

We believe that encouraging volunteering is a key part of how we can work more co-operatively and we have recently introduced a new policy 'Volunteering and Volunteers'; which provides advice and guidance on how the Council will work with and support volunteers working in Council services and employees who are volunteers.

A Volunteer Handbook is also available which gives some information on what it means to be a volunteer with the Council.

For more information about volunteering, what support is available to volunteers and voluntary organisations please visit the Volunteer Telford and Wrekin website.


Resources and Useful Links

Artists Newsletter helping your creative career careers website for young people
'T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity' is a free eBook specifically written and designed for entrepreneurs in the creative, digital and cultural industries
The English National Youth Arts Network (ENYAN)

The Cultural Learning Alliance is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture
Earlyarts is the award winning, national network for people working creatively with children and families in the arts, cultural and early years sectors.
National Schools Film Week is a free, annual event for schools
Craftspace is a crafts development organisation

Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Crafts

CBSO’s teachers’ page
West Midlands Dance is the place for everything dance in the West Midlands and beyond.