Outdoor Arts Creative Placements (paid & unpaid)

Deadline: 20/04/2018  |  Published: 30/03/2018  |  Venue: WoW workshop in Deansgate, Manchester  |  City: Manchester  |  Region: Greater Manchester  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Walk the Plank

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Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council are offering paid and unpaid placements to new artists looking to gain a better understanding and experience of working in outdoor arts. Placements will work with artists on Manchester Day between May and June 2018 in Manchester. This is an ELEVATE’18 artist development opportunity supported by Arts Council England.

Walk the Plank & Manchester City Council placement
Supported by Arts Council England


Outdoor Arts Creative Placements (paid & unpaid)


Walk the Plank
and Manchester City Council are offering paid and unpaid placements to new artists looking to gain a better understanding and experience of working in outdoor arts. Placements will work with artists on Manchester Day between May and June 2018 in Manchester. This is an ELEVATE’18 artist development opportunity supported by Arts Council England.
 

  • Period:  Up to 10 days (or half day equivalents) between 15th May – 16th June 2018) including show day on Sunday 17th June 2018.
  • Location: WOW Workshop, Manchester (and community venues).
  • Placement:  Maker-designers placements with Manchester Day artists, making for a large scale outdoor arts event. Suitable for new artists.


Background

ELEVATE is an artist development programme that supports North West artists to grow their skills, experience and network in outdoor arts through mentorships, placements and masterclasses. ELEVATE artists gain direct experience of making on Manchester Day, a large scale creative parade and squares programme. With Walk the Plank, artists co-create with communities to create original work that attracts an audience of 70,000.

Want to be part of making creative content for a major outdoor event?

This is an opportunity to work alongside Manchester Day outdoor artists. 

Manchester Day is a unique experience, bringing together outdoor artists from across the region to work from one location (the WOW workshop) between May and June each year. This opportunity will give you a unique insight into working on a large-scale outdoor arts event. You will gain mentoring from practicing artists, learn new skills and techniques across a variety of materials, learn to produce on a fast paced mass-scale production line, gain confidence working with unskilled community participants, and build your profile, portfolio and network.


Have you got what we are looking for?

Applicants should be new artists, at the level of a recent arts graduate or under-graduate. But we are equally keen to hear from makers who did not follow the university route or career changers from all stages of life.


Applicants must be available to work between May and June 2018 in Manchester.

We are looking for candidates who are: 

  • Creative, with a skillset in ‘making’
  • Collaborators
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Friendly, with great communication skills
  • Be ready for a creative challenge.


Eligibility Criteria 

  • New artists   
  • Applicants should live in or around the North West of England, and be available to work between May and June 2017 in Manchester. Although applications will be considered from outside the region if the applicant can support their own travel.
  • Places are limited so final selection will be undertaken by a panel. Selection will be based on how much the panel feels the candidate will benefit from the opportunity and what they will bring to Manchester Day.
  • Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council are equal opportunity employers.


Fees 

  • Up to five paid placements, £50.40 per day for ten days (calculated at £7.20 minimum wage) inc VAT
  • Up to five unpaid placements, a daily allowance will be given of £5 for up to ten days.


Deadline

The application deadline is: Friday 20th April 2018


Selection

Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an informal gathering at Walk the Plank’s premises in Salford, so we can meet you and identify the best way to support you.


Please pencil in Wednesday 25th April 2018, 6-8pm at Cobden Works in Salford.


Enquiries

For enquiries please contact Walk the Plank on learning@walktheplank.co.uk

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
New artists
Applicants should live in or around the North West of England, and be available to work between May and June 2017 in Manchester. Although applications will be considered from outside the region if the applicant can support their own travel.
When is the deadline?
The application deadline is: 20th April 2018
Are there payments to artists?
Up to five paid placements, £50.40 per day for ten days (calculated at £7.20 minimum wage) inc VAT
Up to five unpaid placements, a daily allowance will be given of £5 for up to ten days.
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes
What are the selection criteria?
Selection will be made by a panel based on how much they feel the candidate will benefit from the opportunity and what they will bring to Manchester Day.
Enquiries
For enquiries please contact Walk the Plank on learning@walktheplank.co.uk

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