Live & Local are seeking to recruit a number of freelance associate artists/companies as part of their two community engagement programmes; Rural Hub Towns and LivingRoom.
About Rural Hub Towns
Live & Local’s ‘Levelling up for Rural Culture’ initiative is a program for five rural hub towns and their rural hinterland located in Levelling Up For Culture Places (LUFC) that brings people, places, and arts together, accessible to new audiences and participants and overcoming real and perceived barriers to arts and culture.
The project aims to create a programme of activity chosen and organised by local people with a view to creating links and partnerships to help sustain these activities moving forward. We hope to deepen audience engagement for existing audiences and reach new arts audiences by creating high-quality relevant artistic experiences for communities.
These Hub Towns are: Alford in Lincolnshire, Eckington in Derbyshire, Ollerton in Nottinghamshire, Uttoxeter in Staffordshire and Coleshill in Warwickshire.
LivingRoom is our participatory arts project where we connect communities to artists to create projects for people to take part in. Initially an online project that took place during COVID19, LivingRoom has now become an established part of our work enabling communities to create work alongside artists of all art forms including visual.
The project aims to connect up to 12 artists with communities to work collaboratively towards a final showcase, performance or presentation between December 2023 and May 2024 in the East and West Midlands Region.
For more information on this opportunity and other artist opportunities please click here.
We are looking for artists who have experience in working with communities in the ways listed above. You will need to enjoy and flourish when working with communities and people, some of which will have very little experience in creative activity. We are especially interested in those artists who work across artistic systems and in particular those who work with Words, Sound, Visuals and Movement. An understanding of community arts practice is desirable. It would also be good if you either live or live nearby one of the areas identified.
We anticipate that we will pay artists an inclusive fee of £150 to £250 per day depending on the levels of experience and the length of contract.
How the Project Will Work
As an ‘Associate’ Artist you will be given the opportunity to apply for work as and when it becomes available. Some of the activity will be for a day or two while others could be over a much longer period. Each time work appears you will be given the opportunity to apply for it.
We are looking for approximately 12 artists/companies in the first instance. You could be an organisation (NPO) or non-NPO or a freelancer or maybe you have Producer and Production skills.
We will have a short interview with you online to ensure we think you are right for us, and we are right for you. Then we will take references to check your previous experience.
How to Apply
In the first instance please send us a CV of no more than two pages as well as a supporting document outlining your skills and suitability. You can also send in a short video if you prefer, lasting no more than 3 minutes as a WeTransfer file or similar.
Closing Date for Applications:
Monday 11th December 2023 at 5pm to [email protected]
Informal interviews will take place on Week Beginning 18th December or early in the new year.
Please contact Steve Wilson, Artist Engagement Officer
Live & Local is a Disability Confident: Committed employer. You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme here: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/
Steve is responsible for supporting and developing artists who are both in the scheme or are interested in being part of it.
Contact Steve if you are an artist/arts organisation and need advice or support regarding what we do or how you can be part of our work.