FIVE artists will get the chance to display their work in a slightly more unusual setting thanks to a grant.

The artists, who will all be recent graduates, will benefit from almost £26,000 given to Worcestershire County Council by Arts Council England to put on shows in non-gallery spaces.

The new visual arts project will be called 5x5x5= creativity Worcestershire and it will require the artists to take inspiration from the spaces they are assigned.

They could be anywhere from Malvern Community Hospital to the Commandery.

Stephen Wilson, county arts officer for Worcestershire, said: “The project seeks to place five contemporary artists into non gallery spaces.

“They will work with participants from each of the chosen spaces and each artist will produce work at the end of the year.

"We are grateful for this Arts Council funding which makes it possible to run this project.”

The project will be managed by 5x5x5=creativity, an organisation which has developed this model over the last 11 years and has worked with 140 settings in eight different local authorities.

Jenny Peevers, relationship manager for regional planning with Arts Council England in the West Midlands, said: “The organisation behind this project is well respected for delivering high quality work with young people.

“This project represents a new challenge for them by extending their work to all age groups, including elderly in care homes, hospital patients and library users.

“It is an exciting project which will reach out to new audiences.”