Project, Role and Application Information
Vacancy: Community Artist & Facilitator (Freelance)
Closes: 5th September 2016
Interview: Thurs 15th Sept
Location: North West, Cheshire / Warrington
Type: Part time (Freelance)
Salary: £12k – approx. 14hrs a week with additional hours required around festival dates. (£12k equates to 928 hours at Grade 5 or 687 hours at Grade 7, depending on applicant’s experience)
Dates: Start October 2016 – Complete Sept 30th 2017
Axis Arts Centre is recruiting an experienced community artist and facilitator to lead on ANIMATE! a 1-yr programme of performance events that will celebrate the rich and diverse nature of performing arts in Cheshire and Warrington. ANIMATE’s community artist will support communities in the Weaver valley region to create site-specific work at various heritage sites, including four festivals at Winsford, Middlewhich, Northwich & Frodsham. Through running a series of creative workshops in community settings that will inspire participants to consider their local landscapes in new ways, the artist will artistically inspire too, through introducing creative practices new to the community groups involved.
ANIMATE! is the creative programme developed as part of a large Heritage Lottery Funded Landscape Partnership Scheme launched in 2014 called Saltscape. Saltscape brings together partners and communities to ensure that the distinctive character of the Weaver Valley landscape, shaped by the presence of underground salt and human interaction throughout its history, is managed and celebrated cohesively for future generations. ANIMATE! aims to work with 600+ young people, student and community artists and reach 4000+ audience members.
For more information on Axis Arts Centre: www.axisartscentre.org.uk/
For more information on Saltscape: www.saltscape.co.uk/