Thursday, 26 February 2015

Freelance Woodwind and String Music Practitioners Wanted

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Bristol Plays Music, Freelance woodwind and string Music Practitioners, Term-Time Only, £25 per hour
Bristol Plays Music (BPM) are looking for inspiring and experienced Music Practitioners to support our busy education team in delivering high quality music tuition and music making opportunities to young people across Bristol.  Bristol Plays Music is the Arts Council England’s Music Education Hub for the city of Bristol and part of the Bristol Music Trust based at Colston Hall.
We are currently recruiting educators with experience in delivering whole class and/or small group woodwind and string instrumental music tuition.  In particular we are looking for music providers specialising in violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone and flute.
Successful applicants will have an engaging and motivating teaching style, with a passion for young people’s music learning and progression, an understanding of working with schools and a wider appreciation of music education in Bristol.
To apply for this role please complete and return the BPM Freelance Music Practitioner Application form with your CV and an example lesson plan to by 5.00pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.
For more information go here

Casual Staff needed (Retail Assistants)

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Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall Casual Staff – Retail (Bar) Assistants – £6.63 per hour
We are currently looking to recruit casual staff to work front of house as retail (bar & event) assistants in our diverse and vibrant venue, Colston Hall (the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue) as part of our customer service team. The successful candidates will be proactive, enthusiastic, with an understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times. Previous bar experience and waiting/serving of food and drinks at events such as private receptions and conferences is desirable, but not essential.
To apply for this role please complete and return the Bristol Music Trust application form by email to by 5pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.
For more information go here.

Mayfest and Theatre Bristol - Performance Piece Commission (£5000 fee)


Mayfest and Theatre Bristol would like to co-commission a new performance piece for showcase in the 2016 festival programme.
Our invitation
We’re inviting artists and companies to propose ambitious performance projects that you really believe in. We want you to inspire us. This is an opportunity to collaborate with a producing team to create an extraordinary experience for festival audiences, and potentially beyond.
What are we offering?
  • Up to £5000 commission fee (funding pending)
  • An R&D residency at Mayfest 2015
  • Producer advice/creative feedback during development and realisation.
  • Support with further fundraising to realise full production.
  • Production and marketing support to present the finished piece at Mayfest 2016.
  • Support and advocacy in exploring the life of the project beyond Mayfest 2016.
  • Full support with any access needs you may have, including sourcing additional funding if necessary.
Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 16th March 2015
    How to apply:

    PA to the Managing Director - Voluntary Role

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 13th March 2015

    Urgently Required:

    Arts2Life UK is seeking to recruit a volunteer to undertake the role of PA 
    to the Managing Director. 
    This demanding yet exciting role requires a organised and reliable 
    person who is able to start ASAP. 

    Approx 10hrs Mon-Fri (flexible)

    Arts2Life UK is a Bristol based Arts Agency which aims to showcase 
    to the general public the various Arts and Artists that the UK has 
    to offer. 

    Potential applicants should consider the following criteria before 

    -Have excellent verbal and communication skills
    -Be computer literate to a GOOD level. 
    -Have experience in using Microsoft Office Progamams
    -Able to type up minutes of meetings
    -Able to take minutes/notes at meetings. 
    -Be punctual.
    -A good time keeper
    -Be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
    -Be confident when meeting new people.
    - Be able to manage a diary.

    APPLICATION METHOD: Email your expression of interest plus your CV. 

    We look forward to receiving your application.

    Thursday, 12 February 2015

    Open Call for Local Craft Artists, Jewellery Makers and Painters

    PHOENIX GLASS GALLERY are excited to announce they are now open at 44 High Street Bristol, just moments away from St. Nicholas Market.

    We are looking for local craft artists, jewellery makers and painters to submit proposals to sell their work to go along side our bespoke glass sculptures, table ware and jewellery. Phoenix Glass Gallery is founded by the expertise that made The Original Bristol Blue Glass such a huge success and will be showcasing the South West’s leading artists.
    Phoenix Glass Gallery invite proposals from artists of any age and are open to working with a wide range of medium and artistic ideas.

    To apply please send the following to

    ·         1 A4 page CV(including your full name, address, email and contact telephone number)
    ·         Artist Statement (250 words max)
    ·         Up to 10 images files or website link. Files much be clearly labelled with artist name and title of image as well of list of works and prices.

    Any questions please contact Victoria Peacock at

    Artist Commission for Dolphin School


    Budget: £14,500
    Deadline for expressions of interest: 5pm, 20 February 2015

    Interviews: 27 February 2015 


    CCANW is pleased to be working with consultants Willis Newson to appoint an artist to design and create an outdoor roof garden for a new primary school in Bristol as part of our Soil Culture programme, marking the UN International Year of Soils 2015.

    Summary brief:

    The roof garden will be used by pupils and staff of Dolphin School as an outdoor learning space.  It has been designated a science garden by the school, but will also provide opportunities for the children to explore and learn about ecology and horticulture.

    This commission seeks to engage an artist in the development and delivery of the roof garden, both in terms of its design as well as its potential use. The artist will be invited to propose how the garden might be used over time, which will involve an understanding of organic growing and primary education. The artist will be supported in developing an understanding of educational needs by the school, and will build on links already in place with the Soil Association to strengthen knowledge of organic growing and ecology. Applications from artists working in partnership with a horticulturalist are also welcome.

    The commission includes:

    • A budget of £14,500 (£5,000 artist fee plus £9,500 fabrication and installation budget of which £4,500 is specifically allocated to any upgrading of materials and structural elements (i.e. the flooring, the parapet, the greenhouse, planters etc.)
    •  Inclusion in a CCANW Soil Culture exhibition at Bristol City Council’s Create Centre over the summer of 2015, as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015.

     For the full brief and for details of how to applyclick here

    Paid Internship Opportunity for Designer/ Maker Studio

    Image Source: Rebecca Gouldson

    Pay: 10-15k pro rata
    Deadline: 5pm Monday 23rd February 2015.
    Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed by 5pm Friday 27th February 2015.
    Candidates must be available for interview:  Friday 6th March 2015.
    Ideal start date: 23rd March 2015.

    Rebecca Gouldson is a Designer/Maker of architectural and interior installations in metal and vitreous enamel, working to commission for private, corporate and public clients.

    This is a great opportunity for a studio Intern to play an important role at an exciting time of growth for this small creative business in Bristol city centre, for 30 hours a week.
    You will work alongside Rebecca, helping in the day to day running of the studio, as well as assisting with varied projects which include public art, corporate and private commissions, exhibitions and product collaborations.

    Main intern roles will be: administration, communication and research. You will work on daily and weekly tasks, as well as ongoing projects, but also on new projects and situations as they arise.

    For more information, and to apply:
    Please email for an Application pack.
    Please complete the application form, making reference to this job description in your answers.
    Completed application forms can be emailed OR posted to:
    Rebecca Gouldson, Studio 17, Centrespace, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 1EA

    This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme and supported by Creative Skills Hub at the West of England LEP.  The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector.
    There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.  These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.