Job opportunity: Events Artists – RIG Arts

12 May 2022

RIGARTS

RIG Arts are looking for a bank of artists or creative practitioners to deliver participatory activities or happenings at outdoor 3 hour community arts events.

Part of our EVOLVE project, based in Seedhill, Paisley.

Selected artists would be working alongside our Community Artist Assistant and other RIG Arts staff working on the EVOLVE project.

Selected artists will deliver engaging and fun creative activities.

The events will be intergenerational and may include unattended children and young people, families, and adults.

Visitors may stay for all of the event, or just a few minutes, and the activities or happenings you propose should reflect this.

The events will be held in a small playpark and green space (McKerrell Street playpark) using our Arts Bus and/or gazebos as a base.

Candidate Specification

Necessary:

– Ability to tailor workshops for a range of abilities and commitments.

– Comfortable in delivering activities/ arts happenings in-person and outside.

– Ability to build rapport with people.

– Experience in delivering arts activities to community groups.

– Experience in work in events-type settings where participant turnarounds may be quick.

– Good understanding of planning and delivering participatory arts activities and happenings.

– Ability to set own agenda whilst also communicating with the Artist Assistant and Project Coordinator.

– Commitment to participatory arts practices.

Desirable:

– Flexible and adaptable.

– Willingness to contribute to small ‘vox-pop’ style dialogue to be used in our project podcast.

– Interest in and commitment to access, inclusion and widening participation in the arts.

How to Apply

If you are interest in applying please email Rebecca at rebecca@rigarts.org with “EVOLVE Workshop Artist” in the subject heading with:

– A cover letter of no more than approx 1 A4 page outlining your relevant experience, skillset and ideas for the activity/ happening you would deliver. This can also be supplied as an audio or video file of no more than approx 4 mins.
– A CV
– Links to your work and/or a series of images of your work.
– Details of a reference.

This is a rolling application closing by October 2022 with 6 events happening between July 21- Oct 22. Please submit your interest for consideration at any time but please don’t delay in order to avoid disappointment.

Fee: £38/hour, 4 hours to prep & deliver 1 x 3 hr activity for 1 event.

For more info see: www.tinyurl.com/evolve-events-ad

For further information, please contact rebecca@rigarts.org (Rebecca), or visit https://www.rigarts.org/

The deadline is Monday 31 October 2022 at 17:00.

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