DASH and Wysing Arts Centre

Open Call for Curatorial Commisions Programme

Curator in Residence – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

As a partner in the ground-breaking DASH Curatorial Commissions Programme, Wysing Arts Centre is happy to announce an open call for its Curator in-Residence.

DASH has been working with galleries and arts centres in England and Wales since 2009 creating opportunities for Deaf and Disabled artists to exhibit and curate.

These opportunities have significantly advanced the careers of more than 15 Deaf and Disabled artists, and have influenced and changed the thinking of a number of key people in these galleries. However, DASH asserts that further deep-rooted cultural changes must be made within the visual arts sector in order for it to become a more inclusive and accessible artform.
 
One way of effecting this change is by placing Deaf and Disabled people in positions of influence within the visual arts, to drive change from within – this led to the establishment of the Curatorial Commissions Programme which along with Wysing Arts Centre, runs in partnership with Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art MIMA and Midlands Arts Centre MAC.

The long-term aim of the programme is to support the development of Deaf and Disabled Curators, so they can become the directors/curators/programmers of the future.

During 2020, Wysing Arts Centre will put broadcasting at the centre of its artistic programme; to connect with remote audiences in a way that enables us to listen, as well as to transmit, ideas using digital and other technologies.

Through exhibitions, events, residencies, retreats and our annual music festival, we will work with a range of artists and contributors across the year to explore how broadcast technologies, in particular radio, can enable the communication of ideas and create dialogue and understanding.

Building on the work of our recent programmes, we will focus on connecting a network of ‘many voices’ made up of those often left out of the conversation, whether due to access requirements, location outside of metropolitan centres, or discrimination due to race, gender and/or sexuality.

We will be looking to both amplify voices and enable supportive networks and connections to be made. Our gallery will become an expanded studio space where ideas are explored, including through exhibitions, commissioned and archival artworks, recorded events with live audiences, new collaborations and through works that are made specifically to be broadcast from Wysing.

As part of the year we are looking to work with a Curator in-Residence who is interested in the context of our 2020 programme and in exploring with us some of the barriers to accessing art. It is within this context that we invite expressions of interest from a Curator who identifies as a Disabled person to be in-Residence at Wysing five days per month from April 2020 to March 2021.

Our initial expectation is that the Curator in-Residence will work from Wysing’s site five days per month.

This can be consecutive days or spread across the period. However, we are also open to exploring this and to alternative arrangements.

The role will be based within Wysing’s programme team. The Curator in-Residence will work alongside two permanent Curators, a Digital Producer, Education Manager and Head of Development, and be based in the programme office.

The team works collaboratively and will work with the Curator in-Residence to support the development of their ideas, leading to a public outcome which could include an exhibition, event, or a talks programme. The residency includes free onsite accommodation if required.

The residency fee is £13,750 (55 days at £250 per day) inclusive of VAT.
There is a budget of up to £1,250 for travel and other expenses.
There is a budget of £10,000 for a residency outcome.
 

How to Apply
 

Applications are made as a two-part process. The first asks for an initial expression of interest in response to the context of our 2020 programme, alongside some background information. 

Following this initial phase, we will select approximately ten proposals to be worked up in further detail. Bursaries will be available for additional support for this phase. 

Expressions of interest can be made in writing or recorded to video or audio. We would prefer these to be made online via the website Submittable. Once you have set up a Submittable account, you can return to your expression of interest any time up until the deadline which is midnight on Sunday 15 December 2019. Let us know if you would prefer to send your expression of interest by email. 

You will need to provide: 

  • Your response to our 2020 programme (maximum 500 words or a five-minute recording).  
  • Some information on: your experience your areas of interest (total maximum 500 words or a five-minute recording).
  • Your access requirements.  

We are happy to receive links to websites or already existing online material as a response to any of the areas outlined above, all of which can be added to Submittable. 

If you would like to arrange an informal phone conversation about the role before applying, or have any other questions, please email [email protected] or call 01954 718881. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

www.wysingartscentre.org

National Theatre Wales

Director of Audiences

Salary: £50,000
35 hours per week (plus a compulsory break for one hour, taking the working week to 40 hours)

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.

This is an exciting time to be joining National Theatre Wales (NTW). The company is soon to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to unveil a new Artistic Director to lead the company into its next decade.

A new role and a senior appointment, the Director of Audiences will play a pivotal part in implementing NTW’s newly created Audience Development plan. In addition, they will help to drive an artist-led, audience-focused programme that reflects its new five-year Strategic Plan.

The Director of Audiences will work with the Executive team to shape the future direction of NTW’s reach across Wales and beyond. They will lead on developing a team that can help to position the organisation as an exemplary national company and a household name.

National Theatre Wales is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh. National theatre Wales is a faith friendly company

For further information, application form, job description and person specification in English or Welsh please click here.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Monday 30th September 2019
Interviews: W/C 14th October

STEPPING UP

 

 

The training initiative for TV drama professionals in Wales.

Do you work in TV drama or have the required skills? Are you looking to ‘Step Up’ in your career?

Our STEPPING UP programme is a rare opportunity for professionals already working in the industry to advance in their career, and also for those highly trained qualified specialists who want to move across to TV. The training scheme will be tailored to the individual according to their needs, and each participant will undertake a placement or course lasting no longer than 10 weeks or receive a training allowance for the entire period.

Whether you’re a Production Secretary wanting to step up to Production Coordinator, an AD wanting to move up a grade, or an electrician wanting to move into television production, we want to hear from you. Tell us what you need for your step up and why.

These are the skill gaps recognised by Wales Screen (Welsh Government) since 2017:

  • Assistant Directors
  • Accounts Crew
  • Camera Crew
  • Lighting Crew
  • Make Up
  • Costume
  • Grips, Grip Assistant
  • Editor to include VFX
  • Production Office Crew
  • Production Accountant
  • Production Manager
  • Art Department Crew to include Carpenters and Set Builders
  • DIT
  • Senior Location Manager
  • Armourer

We are glad to announce that Stepping Up has reopened. If you would like to be a part of the Stepping Up programmes please register your interest by emailing your CV to [email protected] whilst remembering to mention the job you wish to step up to and why.

For more information please visit: http://www.sgilcymru.com/en/stepping-up-2017/

To keep up-to-date with our latest news regarding future Stepping Up programmes please sign up to receive our industry newsletter.

This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills HETV Levy and Welsh Government.

Cirque Bijou / Extraordinary Bodies

Marketing and Communications Manager

We are looking for an experienced marketing and communications manager who can join us as we develop new shows, re-imagine existing shows for new audiences and help raise our profile as the forerunners of inclusive circus.

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 pro rata, dependent on experience
Hours: 18 – 20 hours per week
Contract: 6 months probation followed by rolling contract
Reports to: Extraordinary Bodies Artistic Directors
Employed by: Cirque Bijou
Location: Based in our Bristol office, with some flexibility for remote working. You will be working closely with our partners Diverse City, which will necessitate occasional travel throughout the south of England.

You will be focused on the Extraordinary Bodies artistic programme, identifying future opportunities and developing partnerships with external organisations. You’ll be at ease liaising with venues, marketing tours, managing assets and marketing distribution, and developing new audiences. Most of all you’ll be comfortable with partnership working and identifying accessible marketing strategies that work for everyone.

This role is employed within Cirque Bijou but you will work very closely with our partners at Diverse City to ensure we are delivering for all our stakeholders.

An exceptional multi-tasker and communicator, you’ll have an eye for opportunity, a flair for strategy and the ability to network, plan and work alongside a wide range of people in a fun and driven environment.

DOWNLOAD FURTHER INFORMATION AND JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply please read the job description (link above) and send your CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) to [email protected] along with a Vimeo link to a 3 minute recording to camera (e.g a smartphone camera), telling us why you think you are suitable for the role.

Deadline for applications: Monday 9th September 2019, 9am

Interviews: TBC, but likely w/c 16th September 2019

For more information about Cirque Bijou please visit – https://www.cirquebijou.co.uk/

Community Arts Tutors Wanted

Romani Cultural and Arts Company

 

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are seeking applications from interested people with an arts-arts-based skill / trade to become sessional Community Arts Tutors as part of their Children and Young Peoples Arts Workshop Project on local Gypsy & Traveller sites. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the 3 year project.

 

This project is funded by BBC Children In Need.

 

The project is designed to engage with children on 4 Gypsy and Traveller sites across South Wales over a three year period. Its purpose is to:

1 To support Gypsy and Irish Traveller children to improve their levels of social interaction between the different ethnic GT (Gypsy, Irish Traveller) groups living on caravan sites. This is because Gypsies and Irish Travellers do not have many opportunities to mix and make friends. 

 

2 To support Gypsy and Traveller children to have good self-esteem, be more resilient and feel proud of their cultural heritage and background so that their confidence is less affected by prejudice and / or perceived discrimination. 

 

3 To support Gypsy and Traveller children to feel more confident and resilient in engaging with support agencies and the outside world so that they are encouraged to maintain engagement in purposeful activity and education. 

 

The four sites we work on are: Cwmcrachen, Blaenau Gwent Council; Roverway, Cardiff County Council; Shepherd’s Hill, Torfaen Council; Shirenewton, Cardiff County Council

Community Arts Tutors collaborate with a wide variety of local groups, encouraging the use of artistic activities to support their development and improve their quality of life. Generally, they work in areas where there are social, cultural or environmental issues to be addressed. They use a whole range of art forms to engage with these different community groups, including visual arts, theatre, dance, music, carnival arts and film.

If you are interested, please see our website (www.romaniarts.co.uk) for a Job Description, Personal Specification. A letter (no more than 2 sides of A4, font 11), a recent CV and proof of Disclosure and Barring Service certificate / number are to be emailed to: [email protected]

Arts & Business Cymru

26th Arts & Business Cymru Awards

Commission 2019

Fee: An all-inclusive fee of £3,300 + VAT will be paid for this commission. The fee will cover all design, making, packaging and transportation costs.

Contract:

The A&B Cymru Awards exist to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between business and the arts across Wales. A high quality and high profile event, the 26th ceremony will take place at Wales Millennium Centre on Thursday 11 July 2019.

A&B Cymru wishes to commission 12 awards which will be presented to the winners of the 2019 ceremony.

The commission is open to artists living and working in Wales or Welsh artists living and working elsewhere.

For further information regarding this brief and to apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications: Friday 11 January 2019

DAC are recruiting for a new Director

 

 

Director

Salary – £36,000 per annum (£30,857 pro rata)

30 Hours per week   (Head office in Cardiff)

Disability Arts Cymru seeks a Director to further develop and implement a comprehensive, and dynamic, artistic strategy for disability arts across Wales.  We believe in…. Opening up access and opportunity, celebrating diversity, nurturing embryonic and established high-calibre disabled practitioners, and inspiring change throughout Wales.

Our vision is a simple one: to make the arts in Wales creative and diverse in equal measure, with disabled and D/deaf people at the very core. 

Closing Date for applications 12 noon November 29th 2018

Interviews – 10th December 2018

 To apply please visit www.richard-newton.co.uk/assignments

or call 029 20 397 341 or email [email protected]

Film and TV diversity – careers day 

An amazing opportunity to get into the Film and TV world

We are working with Diverse Cymru and other partners to look at improving diversity in film and TV in Wales. 

We are holding an event in November on how to get in to the industry if you feel you are underrepresented.

Are you female, BAME, disabled, LGBT+ or from a low socio economic group, aged 18 and over?

We are looking for people in these groups or communities who:

  • have experience working in the industry but would like to up skill or retrain for a different role
  • have  a transferable skill or craft but have not worked in film and TV before; roles include hairdressers, makeup artists, dressmakers or tailors, carpenters or joiners, electricians, accountants etc,
  • are interested to know more about the industry.
  • No previous experience in film or TV is necessary however you need to be over 18 to attend.

About the event

There will be:

  • a panel made up of representatives from the BBC, S4C, Channel 4 and independent production companies talking about how to get into the industry
  • workshops and demonstrations on skills needed
  • interactive displays showcasing training and skills
  • exhibition stands and interactive displays on training and opportunities available in the industry
  • training providers, trade organisations and colleges.  

Details and registration

Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
Date: Tuesday 20 November 
Time: 15:30 to 19:00
Registration: Eventbrite (external link).

Further information

Tel:  02920 444205. 
Email[email protected].

Deadline approaching for proposals for the RawFfest programme

Want to perform at RawFfest? or show a film? or display an artwork? or publish your writing?

We’re looking for work by 14 to 25 year olds.
Less than two weeks to submit your proposals online!

WHAT WE’RE AFTER

RawFfest GŵylGrai showcases the very best of youth arts. This is your chance to apply to be part of the festival at Wales Millennium Centre, 25 -28 Apr 2019

Are you…

  • part of a youth performance group that will have a great show ready for Easter next year?
  • in a band and would love to play at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre?
  • a film-maker with a stunning short film?
  • a photographer, artist or fashion designer and want to exhibit your work?
  • a writer, poet or blogger?
  • a dancer, comic, maker, circus performer…

We’re also looking for professional workshop leaders with original, quirky ideas.
 
To find out more go to our website

HOW TO APPLY

Click through to this form and tell us what you’d like to bring: 

DEADLINE: 6pm, Sunday 28th October 2018

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

We have a group of about 25 young people who are programming the festival from the work proposed, along with workshops, masterclasses, events etc.  We are likely to get back to you with lots more questions. The core programme will be launched on the website in January 2019. We will then continue to build the programme and make further calls for work.