Lead Creative Schools Scheme: Llanfechain Primary School, Powys, SY22 6UQ

Deadline: 25/11/2022  |  Published: 16/11/2022  |  City: Llanfechain  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Tracy Simpson

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We’re inviting applications from two Creative Practitioners (individuals and partnerships are welcome) who have a practice in drama and visual arts (prop, set & costume making). Working with the whole school (there are 33 primary age pupils on the school roll), all will be involved. The aim of the project is to help us to investigate how we share our values and beliefs as a school with our wider community through performance practices. Llanfechain Primary is a village school, set in impressive grounds, catering for pupils up to eleven years old.

We’re inviting applications from two Creative Practitioners (individuals and partnerships are welcome) who have a practice in drama and visual arts (prop, set & costume making). Working with the whole school (there are 33 primary age pupils on the school roll), all will be involved. The aim of the project is to help us to investigate how we share our values and beliefs as a school with our wider community through performance practices. Llanfechain Primary is a village school, set in impressive grounds, catering for pupils up to eleven years old. Our ethos is one of family and community values. 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We welcome applications from two Creative Practitioners with established practices in drama and visual arts who can demonstrate commitment to developing excellence in creative practice. The appointed Creative Practitioners will be expected to work together to:

·       Effectively facilitate creative learning activities in school;

·       Be actively involved in the project planning and development stages of the project;

·       Develop working relationships with teachers and other school staff that are characterised by trust and openness;

·       Work with teachers and pupils to develop a creative learning community in the school based on collaborative and reflective practice with a view to embedding sustainable change;

·       Share their personal creative journeys with learners and demonstrate pathways into careers in the creative sector;

·       Be able to relate to young people in ways that are different from the teacher/learner relationship. This difference is hard to define, but is usually characterised by a greater degree of informality, openness and negotiated practice than might ordinarily be observed in relationships between teachers and pupils.

·       Work alongside teachers and other school staff in the classroom, in ways that allow both skill sets to complement each other. The strength of the collaborative partnership lies in partners’ understanding of their distinctive and complementary skill sets.  Creative Practitioners should maintain the mind-set of an external partner, while the teacher makes full use of their expertise and knowledge of pupils’ needs and abilities;

·       Work with teachers and pupils to develop a feasible project to achieve the agreed project outcomes within the budget and timescale available.

FEES, SCHEDULE & BUDGET

The project has an overall budget of £5,000 to cover all fees and reasonable expenses. The contract will be for 7 days’ work for the drama practitioner and 7 days’ work for the visual artist, at a rate of £300/day including VAT. The remaining budget is for reasonable expenses, including creative practitioner travel and materials towards the project, which will be agreed with the school on appointment. 

The project will take place between February - April 2023. Currently we intend that the practitioners will deliver live sessions at the school. However, this is subject to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of delivery. The successful candidates would be expected to feed into the initial outline planning for the project prior to February 2023

The selected practitioner(s) will be required to:

·       Undergo a DBS check and provide proof of Public Liability Insurance cover.

·       Be able to attend a mandatory one-day LCS training course (unless they have already attended CP training for a previous Lead Creative Schools project.) Training will take place on 14th December 2022 or 12th January 2023.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following information by midnight on 25th November 2022:

·       Up to 10 digital images and if desired, a 10-min (max) show-reel;

·       An up-to-date CV;

·       A brief letter of application that broadly outlines why you are interested in this opportunity and how your experience and qualities would make you a suitable candidate for this Lead Creative Schools project;

·       Two referees that can testify to your suitability to undertake the commission.

Creative Practitioner(s) will be selected on the quality and relevance of their past work to the brief.  Please note that we do not require proposals at this stage because it is expected that the appointed candidate will develop the project in collaboration with the school, teachers and pupils.

SELECTION PROCESS

Up to 3 candidates will be shortlisted for interview from each practitioner opportunity from the applications received.  Interviews will take place on 2nd December 2022.  Candidates must be available for interview on this date.  Invitations to interview will be sent out by 30th November 2022. 

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Visual artists / drama practitioners
When is the deadline?
25th November 2022
Are there payments to artists?
£300 per day for 7 days plus materials
Do I need to be present?
Yes
How do you decide on proposals?
Shortlisting followed by interview

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