Paid development opportunity for young people at Moseley Road Baths

Moseley Road Baths is looking for six young people to work with them on a steering group, for which they will be paid £200 per day.

Are you: 

  • Aged 18-30
  • Local to Balsall Heath (within a 15 minute radius on bus, bike or foot)
  • Have a desire to discover and tell the stories of Balsall Heath and Moseley Road Baths
  • Eager to build a network in Birmingham
  • Curious!

Then the Young Curators Steering Group Opportunity could be for you.

What is the Young Curators Steering Group?

It’s a paid opportunity for six young people aged 18-30 in Balsall Heath to form a Steering Group. As part of the Steering Group, you will have the chance to discover new and/or respond to already collected stories related to the Baths and Balsall Heath. With support from a mix of our staff team and experts from our wider network you will be provided with the skills, resources and agency to decide how you want to explore each story with your chosen audiences and communities. 

The aim is to ensure that young people are represented and feel ownership of Moseley Road Baths’ and their own future by exploring the past and present.

This is a 6-month commitment in which participants will be paid £1200 for 6 days of work (approx 1 day per month). The group will decide when they work, including when they have skill-based sessions. 

Find out more: Young Curators of Moseley Road Baths

The GAP Arts Project – Development & Operations Manager

We’re looking to fill this linchpin role, to work alongside The GAP team on the exciting developments ahead as a new NPO.

We’re looking to fill this linchpin role, to work alongside The GAP team on the exciting developments ahead as a new NPO.

Working as a senior member of the team, you’ll be helping to steer the organisation through a crucial period of growth and transition. You will be a successful fundraiser, a strategic thinker, a passionate enabler and a highly organised operations manager, supporting our creative team to deliver high-quality projects and arts programming for marginalised young people. Applications close 3 April.

Secret City Arts – Making micro-films

Secret City Arts is seeking a creative individual with an interest in using social media creatively to share content  from our new project Well Being Brew! 

Secret City Arts is seeking a creative individual with an interest in using social media creatively to share content  from our new project Well Being Brew! 

 Your task will be to capture moments and snippets from a series of participatory workshops creating micro films/reels (each around 1 minute long) to communicate and share via Instagram and other social media platforms.  These micro films will widen the reach of the project, communicating its processes and outcomes.

You’ll need to attend six half-day workshops with adult participants, where we will be sharing storytelling activities, brewing teas from different herbal materials, doing creative journalling and other activities for wellbeing, indoors and outdoors. 

Workshops will be held mostly afternoons 2-4pm April-July in and around Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12. 

Specific dates will be 
Mon 24th April 2-4pm
and Mon 10th July 2-4pm

plus four other dates tbc from this list: 
Tues 25th April
Tues 9th May
Mon 15th May
Mon 22nd May
Tues 23rd May
Mon 12 June
Mon 19th June
Mon 26th June
Mon 3rd July

You will use a phone, talblet or camera to document activities, offering a close focus, and capturing an informal sense of immediacy in the moment.  

You will need to work sensitively with participants who may not wish to be identified in the films (ie showing hands, materials etc, rather than faces etc).

There may be opportunities to encourage participants to use their phones to create their own micro-films too, sharing skills and building confidence. 

Your work will be shared via Instagram and other social media, and will be credited within the project’s details, and your micro-films will contribute to the overall project outcome.

This is a supporting artist role so the fee for attending 6x 2hour workshops and creating a series of micro-films/reels is £300. 

Please email your brief CV or statement about why you would be suitable for the role and a sample of short digital films or social media postings you have created, to give us a sense of your work. 

Deadline for applications is 12pm Wednesday 5th April.

Interviews will be held on Monday 17th April via Zoom. 

Art Works is recruiting a new Coordinator!

Art Works Hall Green is looking for a ‘people person’ with experience in the arts or community sectors and knowledge of the Hall Green constituency, to coordinate our network and drive its work supporting grassroots participation in arts and culture.

Art Works Hall Green is looking for a ‘people person’ with experience in the arts or community sectors and knowledge of the Hall Green constituency, to coordinate our network and drive its work supporting grassroots participation in arts and culture.

You will have the capacity, drive and curiosity to co-ordinate the Local Arts Forum from Spring 2023.  You will join an evolving organisation, constantly learning to practice and advocate for participatory, community arts.

Fee: A fixed fee of £6,000 per annum, equating to 40 days at £150 per day, to be worked flexibly.  You will be required to pay your own National Insurance and tax contributions (where applicable) and provide your own computer and telephone.  This fee is inclusive of expenses and travel unless otherwise agreed.


Person Specification

This is a freelance role which could complement any existing work or study in the arts, culture or community sector.  The Steering Group seeks to work with the Co-ordinator to fulfil our contract with Birmingham City Council with a flexible and creative approach, enabling the successful candidate to make the role their own.  We encourage a conversation with the successful candidate as to how we may support their professional development through mentoring and training opportunities.

We encourage applications from anyone looking to develop key skills or pursue projects which fall within our remit.  We are not looking for specific degrees or years of formal experience but for people with a commitment to taking ownership of the role and to their own professional development.  We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and intersectional team to reflect the vision we have for our sector. We therefore strongly encourage applications from those who are currently under-represented in the sector.  This contract also demands a degree of flexibility and would include some evening and weekend work.

We are looking for an individual who has:

  • Experience within or good understanding of the arts, cultural, heritage sectors and / or community sectors in Birmingham.
  • A ‘people person’, interested in the stories, history and talents of Hall Green residents.
  • Good, demonstrable knowledge of the area and its communities is of real benefit.
  • Competence in the listed roles and tasks (see below), with a willingness to ask for help and identify areas for learning and development.

About Art Works

Birmingham’s arts forum network consists of ten individual local arts forums aligned to Birmingham’s ten parliamentary constituencies.  The Local Arts Forum (LAF) model was developed as a flexible network, under the umbrella of ‘No. 11 Arts’ for advocating for the arts at a District level.  Art Works Hall Green aims to develop local arts infrastructure through partnerships within Hall Green Constituency in the areas of Sparkhill, Balsall Heath, Kings Heath & Moseley, Hall Green, Springfield and Sparkbrook.

Our Aims 

  • To create and/or work with other local networks spanning arts and cultural organisations, artists and residents, and the voluntary, youth and community sectors 
  • Increase opportunities for local participation and engagement in arts activities and to lever in additional funding to support such activities.
  • Raise the profile of arts activities taking place in the Constituency of Hall Green, especially in areas where there is lack of participation or opportunity for participation.
  • Provide opportunities for the cultural voice of residents to be valued, enabled, developed and shared, actively seeking to understand and overcome barriers to engagement.
  • to maintain an overview of arts activities, events, opportunities in the Constituency of Hall Green.

Role and Tasks 

The successful candidate will work with the Art Works Steering Group to fulfil our contract with Birmingham City Council.  The roles and tasks will be developed in collaboration with the Steering Group, depending on your skills, experience, competences, and interests, but they broadly include:

Project Co-ordination

  • Work with local partners and the Steering Group to develop and commission arts activity across the district, relevant to diverse audiences and participants.
  • Project development, oversight and management
  • Commissioning Artists, including contract negotiation, monitoring and oversight
  • Manage relationships with artists, venues and organisations to deliver activity.
  • Development of engagement and network activities with artists, arts organisations, community groups and local residents.
  • Collect evidence and impact of participant engagement including numbers and feedback in order to evaluate activities effectively.
  • Develop appropriate databases and directories

Marketing: 

  • Promote and advocate for Art Works Hall Green, and its objectives, residents, organisations, partners and community groups 
  • Manage and update Art Works’ social media presence and digital footprint, currently Facebook and Instagram. Widen and increase digital / social media presence as appropriate and sustainable.
  • Produce a monthly Mailchimp newsletter, building circulation and encouraging others to contribute, acknowledging the diversity of the Art Works demographic area.
  • Where relevant and when required, manage the design, printing and distribution of marketing banners or brochures.

Fundraising and Finance: 

  • Work with the Steering Group to identify sources of funding 
  • Collaborate with partners to develop project activity plans and funding applications.
  • Develop relationships with local organisations in order to get sponsorship and in-kind support for arts activity.
  • Where relevant, collate evidence and report on activity for funders.
  • Work with the relevant Steering Group member to monitor / manage project budgets, keeping accurate financial records for funders and partners.

Reporting: 

  • To support the Steering Group in reporting to Birmingham City Council on the Local Arts Forum contract.
  • To be line managed by a nominated member of the Steering Group. 
  • To report to Art Works Hall Green Steering Group as and when required. 

Application

Applicants are invited to send:

  • a CV (max 2 pages A4) outlining the experience and skills that they consider relevant to our work.  
  • a one page A4 document or five minute video or audio message outlining your motivation to join the Art Works team and how you can use your existing skills to contribute to our work.

We appreciate that accessing paid roles can be a challenge for many different reasons.  We invite applicants, if they feel it is appropriate to do so, to share information around access needs, potential working hours or any other terms and conditions which they wish to discuss at this stage in addition to their application.  This will not negatively impact your application, but will enable us to make reasonable adjustments for this role.

Are you interested to find out what working with us could look like? Contact Rachel Gillies on hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk for an informal conversation.

Send your CV (max 2 pages A4) and cover letter (max 1 page A4) or video / audio message (max 5 mins) to: hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk.

Closing date: Friday 17th February, 5pm

Interviews: We intend to hold informal meetings with suitable applicants w/c 6th March.

The contract is due to commence as soon as possible after that.

The above information is also available in a downloadable PDF.

Supporting Healthcare through Arts

Call out for Artists who could deliver Arts in Health sessions.

Call out for Artists who could deliver Arts in Health sessions.

The Arts in Health Project funded by BCHC Charity aims to deliver a far-reaching, accessible and participatory arts and cultural programme for the patients and healthcare workers of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. This helps to improve the mental health and wellbeing of patients and staff through arts sessions.

We are offering paid opportunities for freelance artists who are able to deliver bespoke artistic sessions; either directly to patients on wards, or to our hard working healthcare staff in numerous settings.

The wide ranging benefits of arts in healthcare include supporting physical, mental and emotional health as well as improving recovery through decreasing anxiety, relieving stress, boosting confidence and raising morale.

Arts Sessions currently offered by BCHC Charity

Thanks to generous grants, fundraising and donations, BCHC Charity offer the following types of sessions:

  • Music – including live performances by musicians, or interactive sessions e.g. drumming workshops.
  • Movement – such as dance or tai chi.
  • Arts and crafts workshops – such as painting, sculpting, mindful colouring etc.
  • Drama, including live performances or interactive workshops.

We are always looking to broaden our network of artists.

Do you think you can offer something new?

If you are a freelance artist who could provide an Arts in Health session and would like to know more please contact: rashad.gregory1@nhs.net

Artist opportunity – paid role in Sparkbrook

Are you a community artist with availability in June and July?

As part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival for the Commonwealth Games, Art Works are very pleased to share that we have been successful in a public vote for both Balsall Heath West and Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East ward ‘Celebrating Communities’ funding.  If you cast your vote for us then thank you!

We want to creatively explore the many and varied journeys that people have made to Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook from both near and far, celebrating the area as a place of refugee and a home to people from around the globe.

As part of developing these plans, we are on the lookout for community artists who can deliver participatory workshops with adults, and possibly some Key Stage 2 pupils, during June and July.  Any work produced will be exhibited to coincide with the Commonwealth Games. You may have noticed our previous callout for this project, but after a period of planning we we unable to appoint an artist and are putting this role out again.

We anticipate that we will be working with two Sparkbrook school parents’ groups and a third community organisation for workshops over six weeks in June and July. These will likely be a 1-2 hour morning workshop each week with each group. However, we are also exploring the option of a more intensive programme, delivered over a few days towards the end of term. We are open to working with an artist who can deliver workshops for all three groups, or three artists working with one group each.

Fee: £1,000 per group (6 sessions at £150 per session, plus £100 planning and liaison)

To apply: Send a CV plus a short paragraph, video or voicenote outlining your interest in the project and how you may approach the brief to hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk by noon on Friday 27th May.

Textile Artist opportunity – paid role in Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook

Are you a community textile artist?

As part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival for the Commonwealth Games, Art Works are very pleased to share that we have been successful in a public vote for both Balsall Heath West and Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East ward ‘Celebrating Communities’ funding.  If you cast your vote for us then thank you!

We want to creatively explore the many and varied journeys that people have made to Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook from both near and far, celebrating the area as a place of refugee and a home to people from around the globe.

As part of developing these plans, we are on the lookout for community textile artists who can deliver participatory workshops with adults, and possibly some Key Stage 2 pupils, during June and July.  We know that participants have some experience and/or interest in working with textiles, so we want to build on existing skills and support development of new skills.  Any work produced will be exhibited to coincide with the Commonwealth Games.

We anticipate that we will be working with three community groups for weekly workshops over six weeks in June and July.  We are open to working with an artist who can deliver workshops for all three groups, or three artists working with one group each.

Fee: £1,000 per group (6 sessions at £150 per session, plus £100 planning and liaison)

To apply: Send a CV plus a short paragraph, video or voicenote outlining your interest in the project and how you may approach the brief to hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk by noon on Monday 16th May.

Job Opportunity – Arts Administrator

The Gap Arts are looking for an emerging/early career arts administrator to join our small creative team at a really important and exciting moment in The GAP’s journey.

Application Deadline – Monday 31st January, 5pm

The Gap Arts are looking for an emerging/early career arts administrator to join our small creative team at a really important and exciting moment in The GAP’s journey.

We need an ambitious, motivated and caring individual to support our core team of artists during this transformational moment. The appointed Arts Administrator will play a crucial role in the successful delivery of our cultural programmes by ensuring the smooth running of the organisation’s daily operations. As a new role, the successful candidate will take responsibility for designing and implementing new administrative systems, working closely with the core team to identify how best to support our activities. We are also offering a package of training to further the successful candidate’s development, which will be tailored to their specific interests and needs.

​This role has been created to the support the development of arts leaders who identify as being from an ethnic or cultural minority, as LGBTQI+ and/or disabled.

For full job description and how to apply, visit https://www.thegapartsproject.co.uk/artsadminjob

Curiosity Productions seeking Kickstart trainees

It’s a really exciting time at Curiosity at the moment, as we start creating and building partnerships across the Black Country and Birmingham, and so we’re looking for three new Kickstart trainees!

18-24 and on Universal Credit? Work with us!

It’s a really exciting time at Curiosity at the moment, as we start creating and building partnerships across the Black Country and Birmingham, and so we’re looking for three new Kickstart trainees!

We need :

💥 2x Creative Projects and Events Assistants

💥 1x Trainee Performer (with Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre)

The roles are for 25 hours per week, and are at the National Minimum Wage. Find out more about us, Cloud Cuckoo Land and what’s on offer at our website below – and ask your job coach to refer you. The deadline for applications is the Monday 24th January, so apply now!

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The Play House – Recruiting Artistic Director

The Play House is recruiting for a new artistic director to take the company on the exciting next step in its journey. They are seeking someone creative, ambitious and determined with a track record of directing, devising and producing education and/or community programmes/performances.

The Play House is recruiting for a new artistic director to take the company on the exciting next step in its journey. They are seeking someone creative, ambitious and determined with a track record of directing, devising and producing education and/or community programmes/performances.

The Play House Theatre in Education Company creates unique and thrilling participatory work delivered in schools and community settings with the aim of creating meaningful participation for every child. Putting young people at the centre of their work, they look to expand children’s aspirations and inspire their curiosity no matter what theme or story they are exploring.  

Deadline for Applications: 12pm, Wednesday 19th January 

Further information: Recruitment packs (including recorded and large print copies) can be found here theplayhouse.org.uk/post/artistic-director-opportunity 

Women and Theatre – Lead Artist Practitioner

Award winning company Women & Theatre seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual to join our Artistic team.

Award winning company Women & Theatre seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual to join our Artistic team.

Part-time – 28 hours per week including some evenings and weekends

12 month fixed term contract, with the potential for extension

Salary: £25,000 (Pro Rata)

Women & Theatre is an award-winning theatre company with over 35 years’ experience of working with diverse groups to create exciting drama projects about things that matter. Working in a range of contexts across arts, health and community sectors, our work is united by core values of inclusion and empowerment, giving a voice to those who are not usually heard. We deliver drama activity including workshops, performances and participatory drama projects in a range of settings including theatres, hospitals and community centres. The company also works digitally; delivering creative workshops and projects via platforms like Zoom, and engaging with digital audiences through films and podcasts.

The Lead Artist Practitioner will support the delivery of W&T’s Artistic Vision, working alongside W&T’s core team as well as freelance artists. The role will include some project delivery during evenings and weekends.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with W&T target communities, workshop facilitation, directing, theatre making and project management.

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in working in a friendly, supportive environment, please download an application pack below.

Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 13 January 2022

First Interviews: W/c 24 January 2022

Women & Theatre welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in increasing the diversity of our team and welcome applications from people of non-white British backgrounds and disabled people who are currently under-represented in our core team.

Calling Community Connectors!

OPUS (Outdoor Places, Unusual Spaces) are wanting to engage with Community Connectors as part of plans to develop festival sites across Birmingham as part of the Commonwealth Games. A fee of £2,000 is available.

OPUS (Outdoor Places, Unusual Spaces) are wanting to engage with Community Connectors as part of plans to develop festival sites across Birmingham as part of the Commonwealth Games. A fee of £2,000 is available.

We’re creating front rooms to enjoy the Commonwealth Games across Birmingham. If you’d like to help make this happen, we’re looking for community-based organisations to collaborate with to develop the Birmingham 2022 Neighbourhood Festival Sites.

OPUS poster Community Connectors

We have a particular interest in speaking to groups from these areas / who work in these areas:

  • Castle Vale
  • Edgbaston
  • Handsworth
  • Sparkhill
  • Ward End
  • Yardley

To find out more information, join us at our briefing session on Zoom on Thursday 9th December 2022 at 2pm. Please register via Eventbrite HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/b2022-neighbourhood-festival-sites-community-connectors-briefing-session-registration-217530468487

For more information `about the opportunity and to submit your expression of interest, visit www.opusartsevents.co.uk or e-mail Diandra@opuseartsevents.co.uk.

Printmaker / Visual Artist Required: Birmingham Schools Commission £5000

To celebrate the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, six Birmingham schools are working collaboratively in partnership with six schools from Trinidad and Tobago on a project that explores and celebrates the connections and links between our two Commonwealth countries.

To celebrate the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, six Birmingham schools are working collaboratively in partnership with six schools from Trinidad and Tobago on a project that explores and celebrates the connections and links between our two Commonwealth countries.

The Birmingham cluster of schools are Billesley Primary School, Raddlebarn Primary School, Kings Heath Boys’ Secondary, St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School, Highters Heath Primary and Woodthorpe Junior an Infants School.

For our project, we are seeking to commission a printmaker or visual artist to work with a cohort of pupils from each school towards creating a fine art exhibition, and a launch event, that will celebrate Trinidad and Tobago culture. We envisage our chosen artist to be able to facilitate and focus on a different process or medium with each school, for example, textiles, lino, dry point, mono print, different painting processes, collage, or digital art techniques.

Each school will adopt one of the following themes from Trinidad and Tobago to explore and then present through visual art:

  • – Geography
  • – Language
  • – History
  • – Food
  • – Climate/ Biodiversity
  • – Music
  • – Culture and Carnival
  • – Sport

By collaborating with the artist, the pupils in each school will contribute to an exhibition that will tell a story of Trinidad and Tobago culture through visual art. The artist will liaise with all stakeholders, and together with the teachers, work towards bringing a high-quality, gallery style, final exhibition together in the summer.

Successful applicants will be accomplished in their professional practice and clearly be able to demonstrate projects within formal education. The total commission is for £5000 (to include travel) at a daily rate of £200 per day. This equates to 4 x days with each of the six schools, a half day to attend planning meetings in January (at least 1 meeting in person with all schools attending) and a further half day for the final event itself. It is anticipated that the schools will be able to supply art materials and/or order anything in that they do not have in stock.

To be considered, applicants must hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate (with barring) or be willing to undergo a new check at their own cost (approx. £50). If you are interested in applying, please email your CV, images of your professional work and work with schools (max email size 7MB) and a paragraph that clearly outlines your skills and your response the brief, to Angie Watson on a.watson@billesleyschool.co.uk by no later than 5th January 2022 at 5pm.

B’opera – Musician Opportunity

B’Opera are seeking a Musician to support their ‘More in Common’ project with Art Works at The Springfield Project in Sparkhill.

B’Opera are seeking a Musician to support their ‘More in Common’ project with Art Works at The Springfield Project in Sparkhill.

Organisation: B’Opera and Art Works Hall Green

Production: More in Common (working title)

Time period: Some rehearsal dates TBC and performance (22nd February 2022)

Hours and fee: As this project in in a R&D phase, this will be decided following an initial conversation with B’Opera. The fee will meet the Living Wage standard of at least £10 per hour.

Location: In rehearsals in Edgbaston, Ladywood, Hall Green and Sparkbrook, Birmingham

The Role: To play for B’Opera’s newly commissioned piece More in Common at The Springfield Project on 22nd Feb 2022, attending rehearsals beforehand.

Person Specification

  • We are particularly keen to hear from people local to Sparkhill where the project is taking place and we actively encourage applications from those who reflect the demographic of those who access The Springfield Project’s services.
  • You are an experienced instrumentalist/musician.
  • Some experience working with children and families, or desire to gain some
  • You may play more than one instrument and be happy to perform on both
  • You may be happy to use your singing voice to add harmonies
  • A positive attitude with a high level of self-motivation and ability to work on your initiative, reliable

How to Apply: Please email a short biography along with any relevant links to your work; and either of the below detailing why you are interested in the role to hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk

  • A cover note OR
  • A maximum 5-minute voice note
  • Deadline: UPDATED from previous advertised deadline to 5pm on Friday 14th January

For more information about B’Opera, go to www.bopera.co.uk

For more information about the project, go to https://artworkshallgreen.co.uk/bopera-more-in-common

B’opera – Apprentice Artist Opportunity

B’Opera are seeking an Apprentice Artist to support their ‘More in Common’ project with Art Works at The Springfield Project in Sparkhill.

B’Opera are seeking an Apprentice Artist to support their ‘More in Common’ project with Art Works at The Springfield Project in Sparkhill.

Organisation: B’Opera and Art Works Hall Green Production: More in Common (working title)

Time period: From devising (December 2021) to performance (February 2022)

Hours and fee: £10 per hour for 37.5 hours (to be confirmed with B’Opera on appointment)

Location: In meetings/rehearsals online and in Edgbaston, Ladywood, Hall Green and Sparkhill, Birmingham

The Role: The Apprentice Artist will gain all-round experience tailored to their current skills and needs, to include workshop-leading or shadowing, devising, performing, project administration, marketing and contributing to the evaluation. We will also make available CPD and training, for example through the Birmingham Early Years Music Consortium, Sounds of Play. There will be mentoring available, allowing the shadow artist to talk through and reflect on their experiences on the ground, with a structured framework to think about them in ways that will deepen and further their learning. Involvement in this project will give the shadow artist valuable networking opportunities within the sector with the potential to lead to future independent professional opportunities. Art Works will actively seek opportunities to support a Shadow Artist through our networks and other programmes across Hall Green.

Person Specification 

  • We are particularly keen to hear from people local to Sparkhill where the project is taking place and we actively encourage applications from those who reflect the demographic of those who access The Springfield Project’s services.
  • Some music/singing experience 
  • Some experience leading workshops, or desire to gain some
  • Some experience working with children under 5, or desire to gain some
  • Some experience of using social media and creating graphics and posts to communicate effectively
  • Open and honest communication
  • A positive attitude with a high level of self-motivation and ability to work on your initiative

How to Apply: Please email a short biography along with any relevant links to your work; and either of the below detailing why you are interested in the role to hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk

  • A cover note OR 
  • A maximum 5-minute voice note 
  • Deadline: Friday 26th November, 12 midday

For more information about B’Opera, go to www.bopera.co.uk

For more information about the project, go to https://artworkshallgreen.co.uk/bopera-more-in-common/

Freelance opportunity – Set, Props and Costume Designer/Maker for B’Opera

The Set Designer will be responsible for all aspects of sourcing materials for, designing and building sets for B’Opera’s forthcoming production of More In Common (working title).

Organisation: B’Opera and Art Works Hall Green

Time period: From devising (October 2021) to performance (February 2022)

Fee: £1,000 inclusive of materials budget.

Location: In rehearsals in Edgbaston, Ladywood, Hall Green and Sparkbrook, Birmingham

Purpose of the role: The Set Designer will be responsible for all aspects of sourcing materials for, designing and building sets for B’Opera’s forthcoming production of More In Common (working title).

The Designer/Maker will report to the Director.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To design and oversee the purchase and/or making of props, costume and any set
  • To instruct the cast on how to set the props and any set for performance
  • To attend some rehearsals and participate in design and production meetings
  • When designing, to consider the different venue spaces the performances may be shown in and design a set that can be scaled up and down – e.g.,  for digital and outdoor performances
  •  To make a site visit to the location in Sparkbrook
  •  To provide own tools and other specialist equipment required
  • Adhere to, and actively contribute to B’Opera and Art Works Hall Green policies, including Equalities (diversity, access, equal opportunities), Environmental and Health & Safety
  • To maximise income and minimise expenditure wherever possible, without jeopardising the quality of the work or the reputation of B’Opera

Person Specification

  • Experience designing costumes, props or set for professional performances or other comparable experience
  • Be able to creatively and effectively work to a brief
  • Experience working to design budgets
  • Open and honest communication
  • A positive attitude with a high level of self-motivation and ability to work on your initiative

How to Apply:

Please email a biography along with any images of your design work; and either of the below detailing why you are interested in the role to hello@artworkshallgreen.co.uk

  • A cover note OR
  • A maximum 5-minute voice note

Deadline: Thursday 14th October 12 midday

About B’Opera

B’Opera make beautiful music for young ears, through high quality, interactive musical experiences. Our aim is to make classical music available to babies, toddlers and their grown-ups of all backgrounds.

www.bopera.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoperaBabyOpera/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boperababyopera/

We’re committed to equal opportunities and to creating a work environment free from discrimination in which all can thrive. We recognise and value the benefits of a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. B’Opera are particularly keen to provide opportunities to mothers and primary care-givers.

Blossom in Birmingham – job opportunities

The National Trust in Birmingham is recruiting for a Project Manager and Senior Project Coordinator to work with us on our ‘Blossom Together’ project to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

The National Trust in Birmingham is recruiting for a Project Manager and Senior Project Coordinator to work with us on our ‘Blossom Together’ project to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Festival. 

Project Manager: IRC107992 – Project Manager (nationaltrust.org.uk)

Senior Project Coordinator: IRC107991 – Senior Project Co-ordinator (nationaltrust.org.uk)

Blossom is the National Trust’s multi-year national programme and campaign that’s all about embedding blossom season as a time in the year for us to celebrate and reflect, connect with nature, culture and each other; and next year we’re bringing Blossom to Birmingham. 

These roles will be working with partners to deliver a programme that seeks to bring blossom to unexpected places and green spaces through a series of blossom tree ‘installations’ and a programme of tree planting in communities and a range of places across Birmingham and the Black Country during 2022 and 2023. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 3 October.

Paid Opportunity! Youth Arts Leader Assistant

The Gap Arts are looking for a young person aged 18 – 21 years to join them as a Youth Arts Leader Assistant for the first four months of an exciting new project that will form a new, long-term project for local young people aged 15 – 21.

Application Deadline: 4th October, 9am

Interview Date: 7th October

Selection Date: 8th October

Start Date: Week beginning 11th October 2021

End Date: 14th March 2022

Fee: £600 (60 hours@£10p/h)

Availability: You must be available for weekly evening sessions on Mondays between 18th October and 14th Feb, as well as 3 full days over October half-term holidays. These sessions will be in-person, unless COVID restrictions mean sessions must move online. Responsibilities outside of sessions can be arranged flexibly around your own availability, with the possibility to be done remotely if needed.

Overview: The GAP will soon be starting an exciting new project that will form a new, long-term group of local young people aged 15 – 21 that will meet regularly to engage in creative and cultural activities, critically reflect on their needs and interests, develop arts leadership skills, and collaborate to produce artworks, events and exhibitions as part of The GAP’s programme. This group will grow to play a vital role in shaping the future direction of The GAP’s creative and cultural provision for young people in Balsall Heath, wider Birmingham and beyond.

We are looking for a young person aged 18 – 21 years to join us as a Youth Arts Leader Assistant for the first four months of this exciting journey, supporting the smooth running of the project, documenting the process, and contributing towards enhancing youth voice within The GAP’s governance. This role is a fantastic development opportunity to gain skills in arts leadership that can be applied and genuinely make a long-term difference within an arts organisation. As well as participating in project sessions, you’ll gain additional insights into the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of a small arts charity and receive mentoring from members of The GAP team. You will be offered training and progression routes that will enable you to continue your youth-leadership role at The GAP, whilst also providing highly transferable skills that will increase employability elsewhere.

Responsibilities:

  • Attending, participating, and assisting with all workshop sessions
  • Documenting the project through photography, regular social media posts and blogging
  • Shadowing some planning sessions with The GAP team and contributing your ideas and insight from a young person’s perspective
  • Acting as a peer-mentor to the other young people participating in the project
  • Undertaking Board Member training, with a view to joining The GAP’s Board of Trustees post-project (non-paid post)
  • Attending and contributing towards one of The GAP’s Trustee meetings by presenting a report of what’s been happening with the project and sharing this with Trustees

Person Specification: You must:

  • Be aged 18 – 21
  • Live in Birmingham
  • Have a real interest in arts and culture
  • Be excited by The GAP’s work and feel a desire to contribute towards its development
  • Be able to communicate effectively with people of different ages and backgrounds

Ideally you will:

  • Live in Balsall Heath or the surrounding area
  • Care deeply about the needs of young people and the local community, and be curious about how creativity and culture can be used to respond to these needs
  • Have skills in photography, writing and/or social media
  • We especially welcome applications from people not in education, employment or training, and those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the arts

To apply:

Fill out this application form – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xYLPP-xPjzpiFPJ-dHlUlFwvJhUNTmElV0kNtfRiNUE/viewform?edit_requested=true

If you prefer, you can send an audio or video recording of your responses to these questions via WeTransfer to admin@thegapartsproject.co.uk with the subject ‘Youth Arts Leader Assistant Application’

Any questions you’d like to ask before you apply? Send an email to admin@thegapartsproject.co.uk

Arts Connect seeking Artists and Young Assistant Artist for School Arts Ambassador Network

We’d like to share news of two opportunities for artists to work with Arts Connect..

We’d like to share news of two opportunities for artists to work with Arts Connect.

CALL FOR ARTISTS/ARTS ORGANISATIONS with expertise in Animation (Traditional animation, 2D animation, 3D animation, Typography Animation, Clay animation, Flip book Animation, Stop-motion animation), film/digital arts and moving image skills with a linked focus to Digital Literacy.

We are looking for an artist/s, or arts organisation, to work with 9 schools in the Windsor Academy Trust Arts Ambassador Network to explore the theme of Inspiration.  The schools wish to focus work around Inspiration linked to: aspiration, exploration, journey, diversity, connections and our futures; whilst also recognising their ASPIRE curriculum. It is hoped that each of the schools will create a digital artwork/s to contribute towards a Celebration Event, either in a cinema or theatre space. We envisage the artist/s will be experienced within digital and animation practice and offer a range of techniques and approaches for the students and staff to experience and develop their skills. 

Fee: £13, 400

Deadline: 17th September 2021 (no later than 12.00 noon)

For information on the role, and how to apply, please visit our website: https://www.artsconnect.co.uk/commission-arts-ambassador-schools-network/


CALL OUT FOR A YOUNG ASSISTANT ARTIST (up to, and including, 25 years) with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

·       Animation (Traditional animation, 2D animation, 3D animation, Typography Animation, Clay animation, Flip book Animation, Stop-motion animation),

·       Film/digital arts and moving image skills, with a linked focus to Digital Literacy.

We are particularly keen to support young artists, up to and including 25 years, who are interested in developing experience and skills around working with schools. This opportunity will involve being mentored by both Arts Connect and the lead appointed artist/s, as well as assisting the lead artist in the planning, delivery and evaluation as part of the overall commission with 9 schools (both primary and secondary).

Fee: £1,500 inclusive of travel

Deadline: 1st October 2021 (no later than 12.00 noon)

For information on the role, and how to apply, please visit our website: https://www.artsconnect.co.uk/arts-ambassador-schools-network-commission-assistant-artist/

Ort Gallery is recruiting a new Artistic Lead!

We are looking for a motivated and creative individual who is passionate about social justice and the role the arts can play in making our society better and fairer.

We are looking for a motivated and creative individual who is passionate about social justice and the role the arts can play in making our society better and fairer.

We want to encourage people to apply for this role with little or no leadership experience. This is because we believe that the arts industry is made up of too few people from marginalised backgrounds and we are passionate to support these individuals to reach these roles with proper dedicated support. For the first 5 months in post you will essentially share your role with the existing artistic director before she leaves the post to you. This is not to intimidate you but to ensure you are ready and feel supported.

The fee advertised for this post is currently lower than we we would like. This is because we are project funded and are yet to secure core funding. You will therefore initially have a 1 year fixed term contract. We want to work with you to extend this contract to a maximum of 4 years in total and increase the fee to be nearer £25 to £30k. We are aware this is an ambitious proposal but we also know that our team is capable of achieving our ambitious goals.

We want to support people before they make a decision to apply to this role to ensure you feel confident that we are the right employer for you. Please get in touch with us to take up the following opportunities:

– Warmth training via zoom
– Practical shadowing of the team in person
– A one-to-one chat with someone from the team to answer any questions

Black, Asian, minoritised community, disabled and candidates from the LGBT+ community are particularly encouraged to apply for the role. We pledge to interview every applicant from a B10, B11 and B12 postcode and every applicant who identifies as disabled who fulfils the basic requirements for the post.

Please download the full job description here