General Call Out: Freelance Artist
May 3rd 2016
This is a general call out for freelance artists to work with our Satellites groups.
We are inviting expressions of interest from socially engaged artists who are interested in future collaboration. We will be offering a number of freelance contracts and commissions for associate artists over the coming year including: theatre, dance, music, circus, visual arts, digital tech and writing and Satellites sessions.
Read on for more info…
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Headway Arts New Worlds is an ambitious project which puts the cultural contribution of learning disabled people centre stage supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts.
New Worlds offers a broad spectrum of high quality arts opportunities to learning disabled people across the region. There are three main elements:
1. Satellites: engaging weekly creative and performing arts workshops at Headway ArtSpace, Blyth, aiming to inspire new creative journeys.
2. The Seven Stars our flagship performing arts company of actors who are learning disabled including professional training, development and performance opportunities touring locally, nationally and internationally.
Collaboration – produced a new play ‘Always the Bridesmaid’ by Mike Kenny with roles specially written for a learning disabled actors.
Conjunction – an immersive installation combining art-forms, with digital imagery and soundscape to explore and challenge perceptions of learning disabled artists’ contribution to ‘mainstream’ culture and platforming Headway Arts’ co-creative methodology.
We believe New Worlds aligned with our Come Together project (supported by The Big Lottery Fund) offers the region a most comprehensive high quality artistic programme which will champion & support fuller participation of learning disabled people in the cultural life of their communities.
ARTIST CALL OUT – Expression of Interest
What we have termed our ‘co-creative methodology’ is at the heart of Headway Arts and we have the pleasure to invite expressions of interest from socially engaged artists who are interested in future collaboration. We will be offering a number of freelance contracts and commissions for associate artists over the coming year including: theatre, dance, music, circus, visual arts, digital tech and writing and Satellites sessions.
This year we are delighted to now celebrate our 21st birthday – throughout this era we have been pioneers in participatory arts practice and worked co-creatively with over 65,000 people. We are proud to have offered many of the northern region’s most accomplished socially engaged artists fantastic opportunities to learn, grow and develop their practice within our local, national and international projects. During this time we have developed and defined our multi award winning ‘co-creative methodology’ in which we have trained arts practitioners across Europe. Currently undergoing a step change, we are transforming The Old Church in Blyth into Headway ArtSpace an inspirational centre for participatory arts.
We are looking for adventurous, forward thinking, dynamic, hardworking, enthusiastic and exciting practitioners who would be eager to contribute to this next inspiring phase of our voyage working as part of our inclusive organisation.
Expression of interest:
Send a CV with 300 words about your practice, proposal and why you’d like to be part of the Headway Arts creative team. Provide links to 3 past projects and 2 references by 31st May 2016. Those shortlisted will then be invited to a panel interview and to run a workshop as part of the commissioning process. Dates tbc.
To: Alison Walton-Robson, Creative Director, Headway Arts, The Old Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth, NE24 1BY. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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