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Job Listings / Graffiti Artist for Teen Scream Youth Magazine-EDINBURGH
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:52:15 pm »
North Edinburgh Arts (NEA) is seeking an experienced freelance graffiti artist/designer to work with young people (10-18 years) to create a cool youth magazine called Teen Scream. The project offers young people living in Muirhouse, North Edinburgh the opportunity to create an inspiring colour magazine/zine which gives them a creative space to share their vision, views and opinions. Developed, written and designed by local young people, the colour editorial will be produced 7 times over the 37 week project. Within a youth work framework, staff, volunteers and lead artists will focus on supporting participants to engage in creative workshops and encourage positive interaction and communication. With photos, relevant articles and features created in structured weekly workshops, the magazine will provide a creative platform for young people to express themselves through design, creative writing, spoken/written word, interview techniques and image making (photography/graffiti art) within a safe and non-judgmental setting. Freelance artists will be required on a sessional basis with workshops taking place on Thursdays, 3-5pm in Muirhouse library. This post is suitable for someone who is experienced in engaging young people who can display challenging behaviour. If interested, artists can also be added to NEA's freelance artists database to be considered for future creative projects.

Please send a covering letter to Caroline Muirhead outlining your previous experience relating to the post and some images of previous work or links to your website.

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact (Caroline Muirhead), or call 0131 3152151, or visit

The deadline is Monday 02 March 2015 at 12:00.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Deadline: 29 June 2015 at 00:00

This year's Edinburgh Short Film Festival is once again open for entries, screening the best in contemporary International short cinema alongside Scottish & UK short films from 11th November 2015 to 22nd November 2015!

For more details see our new-look, revamped website: 
the maximum duration is 20 minutes.
The deadline for applications is Monday 29th June 2015.

This year's full touring programme has now been finalised, we will be curating short film programmes from some of this year's best short film submissons for:
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
Sardinia Film Festival
Screenplay Film Festival (curated by Mark Kermode)
Hidden Door Art Festival
It's all going on!

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact or visit

The deadline is Monday 29 June 2015 at 00:00.

Job Listings / Freelance Artists, Room for You-Arts in Health: NORTH EAST
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:37:19 pm »
We are looking to expand our artists database. We employ freelance artists for sessional work for a period of 4 - 6 weeks. The rate is £90 per half day.

'Room for You - Arts in Health' is a charitable company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our core service is based in the three main hospital’s providing Cancer Treatment in the North East; at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle; at the City Hospital in Sunderland and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.

We believe that the unique feature in our way of working has been to pair a professional artist with a qualified counsellor who acts as a facilitator, bringing a high degree of sensitivity to the experience and feelings of those attending treatment so that participation is accessible in whichever way they choose, whether that is to engage with the arts activity or simply to talk to the facilitator, artist and others

Check out our website for further information:
Contact: Mark Mulqueen
If you are interested in being included on our database please submit a C.V. and a reference from appropriate, recent work experience. Please state whether you have DBS/CRB vaidation and send in some images of your work!

Job Listings / Vocal workshop leaders, Streetwise Opera-NORTH EAST
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:35:54 pm »
Award-winning music charity Streetwise Opera is seeking experienced and innovative Workshop Leaders for our workshops in Newcastle, Gateshead and Middlesbrough. We have been working in the North East since 2006 in a variety of centres, now including regular sessions at Sage Gateshead.

Streetwise Opera specialises in using music to help people experiencing homelessness make positive changes in their lives.

We run a regular music programme in homeless centres and arts venues around the UK and stages newly-commissioned opera productions which give homeless participants the chance to work alongside some of the best artists in the world.

The role

We have a small team of workshop leaders in the region and would like to open up our pool to other interested freelance musicians and singers who have good facilitation skills.

You do not need to be a singer, but you must be a trained professional musician who ideally has a knowledge of opera, or can easily familiarise yourself with a score.

Above all we need enthusiastic leaders who can inspire our participants and make the workshops accessible to all.

Session fees (2-hour workshops)

Leader 1 - £93 (rising to £95 from April)
 Leader 2 - £82 (rising to £84 from April)


We provide regular training for all leaders and shadowing opportunities for those accepted into the pool of leaders.

Time commitment

We run our 2-hour sessions in termly blocks of 11-13 sessions. Leaders will usually be booked for a block of sessions in rotation with others in the pool and depending on other work commitments.

To apply

Please send your CV and a short email outlining your interest and experience to for the attention of Rowan Fenner, Artistic Director (Workshops)

Job Listings / Cultural Spring Commissions, The Cultural Spring-NORTH EAST
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:34:53 pm »
The Cultural Spring is a three year Arts Council England funded People Place Programme for North Sunderland and South Tyneside. The programme is being delivered through a partnership between The University of Sunderland, Customs House and the MAC Trust. The Cultural Spring programme  covers 10 wards across North Sunderland and South Tyneside and aims to radically change the way that people across these wards consume, experience, influence and make great art. More information on our programme can be found at

The Cultural Spring is seeking to commission three exceptional new arts projects for our 2015 /16 programme. Submissions are welcome from writers, performers, musicians, artists, groups or arts organisations.

The three commissions are:
•Autumn Lights, delivered in November 2015 focusing on the visual arts - up to £65,000 (incl VAT)
•Winter Tales, delivered in February 2016 with a focus on story-telling –up to £40,000 (incl VAT)
•Cultural Spring, delivered in April 2016- with a focus on engagment and performance up to £100,000 (Incl of VAT)

All three commissions for 2015/2016 are now open for submission through the University of Sunderland’s Online Tender Portal . Tender deadline is 23rd March 12pm, interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th April 2015 with contracts awarded for each commission by 1st June 2015.

To register to receive the tender documents please click on the following link . Once registered a Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be sent out and on completion access to the tenders will be opened.
Contact: Rebecca Ball

The Bowes Museum and New Light art charity are looking for an inspiring artist with a successful track record of leading projects with primary-aged children to devise and run a whole school immersive Art Week in November 2015. The starting point for the project will be an artwork from the New Light Biennial Open Exhibition which opens at the Bowes later this year.

The partner school is local to the Bowes Museum with 80 children aged 3-11 years. It is envisaged the whole project will take 10 days to complete; the total budget allocated is £2,000, excluding the cost of art materials.

The aim of the week is for the school to be totally focused on making and looking at skills-based art for five whole days. During this time, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children will each spend a day at the museum visiting the New Light Exhibition and working with the artist and museum staff. The week will culminate in the production of an artwork to which every child has contributed and which will be a permanent exhibit at the school. We would like this to be a week of excitement and discovery for pupils, teachers and parents.

Closes Friday 27 March 2015

Male Dancer
 Full-time, Salaried
 Manchester, UK based

Company Chameleon is offering the exciting opportunity for an experienced male dancer to join our core artistic team from April 2015, in a full-time salaried position with the Company. The successful applicant will be required to re-locate to Manchester (if not already residing in the city).

Applicants should have received training from a recognised school or conservatoire; we are looking for an experienced dance theatre artist with excellent contemporary technique and contact improvisational / partnering skills. Candidates must have at least three years experience working in a professional touring dance company. Extensive performance experience, familiarity and openness to different choreographic approaches and proficient teaching skills are all essential - this post will cover three main areas of responsibility:

 - Rehearse and perform in Company repertoire (indoor venues / outdoor festivals)
 - Assist Artistic Directors in choreographic/creative development of residencies/projects
 - Actively engage in the delivery of learning and participation programmes

Whilst the role will primarily be working in the Company’s home base of Manchester, the successful candidate will also be expected to tour nationally and internationally throughout the year – locations will vary depending on the Company’s touring schedule and projects taking place at that time.

To apply please send all of the following to

 - Cover Letter
 - CV
 - Headshot / Images of previous work
 - Video links of recent dance projects

Application Deadline: 17.00, Monday 2nd March 2015

Audition: 15.00-18.00, Sat 14th March 2015 (by invitation only)
Interviews: Sun15th March 2015 (shortlisted candidates only)
Venue: Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD

For further information about Company Chameleon please visit

If you have any questions about this position please contact our office
0161 232 6082 /

Job Listings / Concerts Assistant, Hallé Concerts Society - NORTH WEST
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:28:44 pm »
The post-holder reports to the Concerts Administrator and is responsible for general administrative support for the Concerts Director and the Concerts and Artistic Department. The post-holder also acts as the Personal Assistant to the Music Director for Hallé related matters.

 The Key Tasks: (see for further details, person specification and application form)

 Orchestra Logistics & Personnel
• Assisting with the Orchestras schedules and itineraries and the detailed arrangements flowing from them
•Assisting with the administration of the Orchestra touring engagements in the UK and overseas including venue contracts, orchestra travel and any overnight accommodation
• Administering the Society’s insurance policies, including instruments, annual renewals and claims
• Sourcing and hiring of instruments and concert related technology (e.g. surtitles)
• External hiring of Hallé instruments
• Providing general personnel support to the Concerts Director
•Servicing Concerts Meetings with the Orchestra Committee and other meetings

Visiting Artists
•Making detailed arrangements such as travel, hotel bookings, tickets, etc. for visiting  artists, including pre-concert speakers
•Producing weekly Artist details for management information
•Preparing and distributing an advance ticket list for appropriate Senior Management members, visiting artists and their guests for all Hallé concerts

 The Music Director
•Keeping the Music Director’s diary and organising his Hallé-related appointments
•Consulting with the Music Director and responding to correspondence relating to his Hallé activities
• Liaising with internal and external contacts on the Music Director’s behalf
• Planning the Music Director’s Hallé-related accommodation and travel
•Supporting the Music Director of the Hallé in any other way which he reasonably requests

•Occasional administrative support to the Ensembles department, assisting with travel arrangements including overseas and UK based touring
•Maintenance of filing system for the Concerts and Artistic Department
•Any other task reasonably requested by the Concerts Administration
Contact: Molly Kidd/Mary Tabbron

Every year Lancaster Jazz Festival supports the creation of a brand new musical work from an emerging artist aged under 25 that will be preimered at Lancaster Jazz Festival 2015.

Lancaster Jazz Festival will work with the successful artist to put together a successful project providing full festival team support throughout the process.

For more info and to submit your idea go to before March 27th.

Lancaster Jazz Festival runs between 17th - 20th September 2015.


Drama & Music Practitioner for Wolds Wonders Theatre Group.

We are looking for a Freelance Project Leader to work with Wolds Wonders, a music and drama group for adults with a wide range of learning disabilities. We currently have 24 members aged between 19 and 65 years.

The Project Leader’s role is to lead and co-ordinate a team of support workers and volunteers in the delivery of a creative and stimulating programme of activities for the members of the group, with the aim of producing two shows a year to be performed before the public.

Wolds Wonders meet at Pocklington Arts Centre each Wednesday between 10:00am and 3:00pm for 40 weeks, following the academic year.

Fee to be negotiated.

Please contact Alan Fellows for further details and an application form.

Tel:                   01759 303225
 address:           Wolds Wonders Theatre Group, c/o Pocklington Arts Centre, Market Place, Pocklington, YO42 2AR.

Flex Dance are seeking enthusiastic & creative teachers to join our Leeds team. We have after school club & weekend projects available. The position will be fixed hours each term, we also have school holiday work available.

practical interviews will take place on Saturday 7th march. To apply please send your cv to

Own vehicle essential and DBS check

We look forward to hearing from you,

samantha & Stephanie

Artist Commission - Social Housing Arts Network

Social Housing Arts Network is a project funded by the Arts Council through its Strategic Touring fund. In June this year Guild were successful in securing funding for an 18 month project beginning August 2014 and running until early 2016. Over the 18 months Guild will work with four social housing providers nationally, establishing a model and touring network for socially engaged artists through process-led projects.

The four social housing provider partners we will be working with during this project are Bolton at Home (Bolton), South Yorkshire Housing Association (Sheffield), Poplar Harca (Tower Hamlets, London) and St Leger Homes (Doncaster).

We wish to commission an artist/s to work in the inner city area of Upperthorpe in Sheffield over an 8-month period (March 2015 – October 2015). The selected artist/s will work as from a central hub point but also with the flexibility to work elsewhere in the immediate community setting to deliver participant focused, high quality artist led activity with the residents.

We are looking for an artist/s with a strong track record of delivering collaborative, socially engaged art projects within community settings, with a minimum of two years’ experience.

For a full brief and to apply please email

Deadline for submissions: 5pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Closes Friday 6 March 2015

Production title (working): Sasha’s Trial
Production type: Theatrical performance (1 day) plus independent film (30-45 mins)
Production partners: NHS CRN, Ziggy’s Wish, Shred Productions, Greymatter Films
Website ref:
Writer: Ravi Thornton

Director: Trevor MacFarlane
Filmmaker: John Grey
Casting location: Manchester
Production location: Manchester

Shooting Location: Manchester
To apply email:
Payment: Rehearsals (2 days), performance (1 day), shooting (1 day); @ £150/day (above Equity standard)

Casting: Tuesday 10 March 2015

Rehearsals: Tuesday 24 March 2015 - Wednesday 25 March 2015
Performance: Thursday 26 March 2015 (PPI day)
Shooting: Friday 27 March 2015


Sasha. Female, 16 yrs, mixed-race. Suffering from mental health difficulties.

Grandad. Male, 75 yrs, white. Suffering from dementia.

Sasha’s Trial. Sasha and her Grandad share a touching closeness, full of patience and loving despite the differences in their ages and outlooks. Together they explore the challenges of their medical conditions and the subject of clinical trials. However as Grandad’s health deteriorates and Sasha struggles to make sense of this, her confusions threaten to overwhelm her. Faced with decisions she now must make alone, what hopes can Sasha’s future hold?

Further info:

- Devised as a live performance to be wound throughout a PPI day (Patient & Public Involvement) for the NHS Clinical Research Network (CRN), a short film for the festival circuit, and also a short promotional film for the CRN.

- Comprising 4 x approx. 10 min scenes, plus backstory.

- On the PPI day, actors will be required to remain in character all day, interacting with patients, public and presenters as appropriate. Please note that some of these may have mental health difficulties and present accordingly. Actors will need to be mindful of this, and to share the production partners aims of inclusivity and empowerment through acceptance, understanding and positive social impact.

Canny Creatives is a professional development and capacity building initiative and part of the British Council’s global arts programme. Its aim is to create lasting links between cultural organisations in the UK and overseas, and to provide exceptional personal and professional development experiences for the people who work in them.

In 2015 we are offering eleven secondment opportunities within the British Council’s diverse Wider Europe region of 15 countries, where innovative cultural partnerships bring new UK work to audiences of 10m people across 11 time zones. Four of these opportunities will be in Georgia.

Who can apply: senior or mid-career Marketing and Communications professionals from arts and cultural organisations in the North West of England (defined as Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire)
Location: Batumi, Georgia
Department: Arts
Duration: one month
Type: secondment
Closing date: Sunday, 1 March 2015 at 23:59 UK Time

For further information please visit our website in the link below:

If you have read the above document, are interested and feel you are suitable for the role, please submit your expression of interest before Sunday, 1 March 2015 at 23:59 UK time. We aim to interview for this role on 5 and 6 March 2015.

Please send your expression of interest and CV via the jobs portal on our website; CVs sent by email will not be accepted, they must submitted through our website.
Contact: Danielle Baillie

Job Listings / Young People's Producer, Contact Theatre - MANCHESTER
« on: February 20, 2015, 03:03:30 pm »
Young People's Producer

Salary: £20,000 pro rata

Hours: 32 hours per week

 Contact is a leading national contemporary theatre and arts organisation based in Manchester, with young people at the heart of everything we do. We work locally, nationally and internationally to provide life-changing opportunities for the next generation of creative leaders, artists and audiences, redefining theatre in the process. We produce and present a professional programme of outstanding performances, events and festivals in our building, surprising places and virtual spaces, for a young and highly diverse audience. To help us achieve our ambitious plans for our Contact Young Company and other participatory performance projects we are seeking to appoint a Young People's Producer.

As a key member of the Creative Development Team you will work with the Head of Creative Development and Creative Producer to produce, oversee and evaluate professional performance and participatory projects designed for young people aged 13 -30 from across Greater Manchester, including the work of Contact Young Company.

You will work closely with commissioned / lead artists to develop and deliver projects to the highest professional standards, as well as providing pastoral support to the young people involved in projects to ensure they get the most from their experiences.

Deadline for submission of applications: Monday 2nd March 2015 at 10:00am.

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 24th March 2015.

For information on how to apply visit: email: or call Sameea Aziz (Administration and HR Assistant) on: 0161 274 0635.

Please note that only a completed application form will be accepted.

Contact is committed to Equal Opportunities and positively welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Registered Charity No. 501953.

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