Let’s Chalk! Opportunity

Let’s Chalk! Opportunity

Closing Date: Wednesday 11th May

If you’re an arts organisation or artist with a passion for / experience of developing and delivering street chalk arts activity we want to hear from you!

Crewe Town Council is seeking to commission suitably experienced street chalk artists (minimum of two) to develop and deliver a programme of family-focused outdoor chalk sessions within Market Square, Crewe Town. The street chalk sessions will form part of a wider programme of summer activity.

The programme of activity will be delivered between July and August 2022.

Our aim is to provide a programme of free-to-access diversionary activities for children of all ages within Crewe during the summer holidays including cultural, sports and nature based activity.


  • Provide a free to access, high quality and family focused programme of summer activity aimed at young people within Crewe.


  • Reduce learning loss over the summer and provide opportunities for young people to achieve the benefits that participating within extra-curricular activities can bring.


  • Reduce the financial burden on parents / guardians to provide opportunities for their children to participate in.


This project will be seen as a pilot project with the ambition and potential to develop activities and build momentum for 2023/4.



  • To develop a programme of four street chalk activity sessions which are diverse, artistic adventures, as well as high quality and suitable for a family audience.


  • To include a mix of artist workshops, the creation of new artwork and participatory activities within the programme.


  • To deliver and manage four Let’s Chalk sessions from 11am – 3pm ( Tuesday, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd August 2022)


  • To provide all materials required to deliver the Let’s Chalk sessions.


  • To ensure health and safety and other statutory standards are met including the completion of all required health & safety paperwork to include:
    • risk assessments
    • safeguarding
    • appropriate first aid provision
    • evidence of DBS


  • Contribute to the monitoring, documenting and evaluation of the Summer activity programme.



The street chalk sessions will take place within Market Square in Crewe Town Centre 19 Queensway - Google Maps


The Fee

The fee is £1,750 (this includes delivery of four workshop sessions x two artists and plus two prep days).

There will be an additional budget of £300 for materials and required infrastructure.


How to apply

  1. Submit one A4 page on what you’d like to do.
  2. Provide examples of a couple of things you’ve done before (include completing H&S & safeguarding paperwork).
  3. Include a few sentences about yourself / arts organisation.
  4. Provide a budget breakdown for materials.
  5. Provide a copy of your Public Liability Insurance.


Please note that tenders will be assessed and marked out of 100 on the following:

  • Previous experience of programming and delivering street chalk sessions – maximum score 25
  • Variety and quality of programming – maximum score 35
  • Breakdown of costs to programme, deliver and manage all aspects of the craft sessions– maximum score 25
  • Knowledge and experience to complete the required health and safety, safeguarding documentation and DBS check – maximum score 15

Please email your submission to  support@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk with Let’s Chalk Summer Programme in the subject heading, by 10am on Monday 11th May 2022.


Key Dates

  • Tuesday 19th April 2022 – Let’s Chalk! opportunity advertised.
  • Monday 11th May 2022 - Deadline for completed applications.
  • Friday 13th May 2022 – Contract awarded.
  • Tuesday, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd August 2022 – Let’s Chalk sessions to take place.
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