Sunday, 7 February 2016

Textile and Jewellery Tutors/Workshop Leaders - The Crafty Hen

Pay: 15-20k pro rata
Deadline: Monday 22nd February 2016
We are looking for experienced workshop leaders and assistants to run our sessions across the UK for our expanding craft workshop company.  We are recruiting for particular sessions, but also seeking to increase our pool of makers (particularly those skilled in textiles and jewellery) for regular sessions. Transport is essential for most locations.
Particular locations where we are seeking new team members:
  • Cambridge/ Cambridgeshire  (Leader & assistant)
  • Birmingham (Leader & assistant)
  • Gloucestershire / Cotswolds (Leader & Assistant)
  • Cornwall (Leader & Assistant)
  • Devon (Leader & Assistant)
  • Bath (based in or very close, not Bristol) (Leader)
  • Somerset (Leader & Assistant)
  • Oxfordshire/ Oxford (Leader & Assistant)
  • Herefordshire (Leader & assistant)
  • Lincoln - or close by (Leader & Assistant)
  • North Yorkshire (North of) (Leader)
  • Lancashire (North, not Manchester side)  (Leader & Assistant)
  • Merseyside, Liverpool in particular (Leader & Assistant)
  • Cumbria (assistant)
  • Dorset/ Bournemouth (leader & assistant)
  • Scotland (anywhere except Glasgow & Edinburgh) (Leader & Assistant)
  • Wales (everywhere) (Leader & Assistant)
  • Northern Ireland (everywhere) (Leader & Assistant)
  • Sussex/ Brighton (Leader, transpost essential)
Our sessions require experienced tutors. Basic training will be provided on the exact session content, but we envisage you teaching it with your own flair and style. Please note we are not looking for workshop proposals.  Materials and equipment will be provided, and session preparation done for you, we just need your flair to teach it!
Please take a look at our website to get a flavour of what we do If you feel you fit the role please apply here, if you are applying for a leader role, please also forward your CV to
Thanks, we look forward to receiving your application. 

Bristol Music Trust/Colston Hall - Casual Staff, Retail (Bar) & Event Assistants

Pay: £6.77 per hour
Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 18th February 2016
We are recruiting for casual staff to join us and work front of house as Retail (Bar) and 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 and enthusiastic, with a good 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 ideal, but not essential, however, you will need the confidence to provide a high standard of service and have a desire to learn.   We are particularly looking for applicants who have daytime as well as evening availability to support our full range of shows and events.
Bristol Music Trust is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, we recognise, respect and value individual difference and wish to attract applicants from all sections of society. The Trust has bronze status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility and we continue to hold an Excellence Award from the Institute of Customer Service. 

Public Art Commission - Paintworks Bristol

Deadline: 9am Monday 11th April 
Total dedicated budget: £61,500 for a maximum of 5 commissions.
Crest Nicholson and Verve are seeking to commission an Artist or Artists to develop new public works as part of the new Phase 3 development of Paintworks.

Paintworks is a former trading estate in Bristol which has been transformed into a thriving mixed-use housing, business and cultural quarter. 

The artist commission will reflect objectives of the Paintworks public art programme and Bristol City Council’s Public Art Policy and Strategy, that seeks to ensure the inclusion of Artists in the development of the built environment. 

The public art Commission offers an opportunity for a professional Artist or Artists to design develop and deliver permanent public artworks for the site. 

The Commissioners are looking for visually engaging artworks that animate the public spaces. This opportunity is open to Artists working with media that is suitable for outdoor, robust, permanent artworks that require minimum maintenance.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Artist or Artists to have their work feature as part of a progressive development project. 

Application Process

To be considered for Commission, Artists must provide an Outline Submission (expression of interest) in response to the Artist Brief, which should be submitted by email. 
Outline Submissions to include a CV and cover letter, examples of past work and a statement of interest in response to the brief, covering any initial concept ideas.
To download the Artist Brief and Site Plans, please visit:
or email to request a copy of the documentation.
Deadline for submission: Monday 11th April 9am.

Commissioning Process

Stage 1 - Artists short-listed from Outline Submission will be invited to attend an Interview with the Arts Advisory Group week commencing 25 April. (expenses paid).

Stage 2 - Artists short-listed from Interview will be asked to supply Concept Design Proposals, paid at a rate of £300 per zone commission.

Stage 3 - Artists will be asked to supply a Detailed Design Proposals, paid at a rate of £600 per zone commission.

Open Call for Artists - 'This is Me'

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Festival Assistant - Wildscreen

Pay: 19k per annum pro rata                  
Contract:Full time, fixed term ending 30 November 2016
Deadline: Monday 8th February, 5pm 

The Role
We are looking for a hard-working and enthusiastic individual to join our forward thinking and ambitious team at an exciting time of evolution and growth for the organisation. A vital part of the delivery team for the October 2016 Wildscreen Festival, the Festival Assistant position is a varied role incorporating elements of programming, marketing and administration.
Wildscreen is a small organisation with big outputs therefore each individual has a big role to play in their delivery. The successful candidate will have had several years of office-based employment - with some element of production or event management experience - along with a knack for organising data, handling large amounts of correspondence and an enthusiastic approach to managing a very busy workload and tight deadlines.
For further information about the position and a job specification, please visit

About Wildscreen
Wildscreen is an award-winning wildlife conservation charity. Our goal is to convene the world’s best filmmakers and photographers with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.

Application Process
To be considered for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the position to
Deadline for applications: Monday 8 February at 5pm.

Interviews to be held on Monday 15 February in Bristol. We regret that we cannot offer an alternative date for interview and will not be able to accommodate Skype interviews.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Carnival Researcher - St Pauls Carnival

Proposed fee: £4,750
Deadline: 12pm 18th February 2016 
A Carnival Commission made up of community organisations, local businesses and Cultural Practitioners has formed in response to the withdrawal of funding by Bristol City Council and the Arts Council from St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival Ltd (the organisers of the St Pauls Carnival). The aim of this independent Carnival Commission is to review best practice event delivery models and organisational structures in order to suggest strategies to strengthen and stabilise St Pauls Carnival now and for the future.
As part of this process the Carnival Commission has negotiated a small grant from Bristol City Council and the Arts Council and are now seeking a researcher to prepare a report to explore the options for stabilising the future of St Pauls Carnival. This report will be used as the basis for a wider consultation with all stake holders.
The Carnival Commission are now seeking a researcher to prepare a report that addresses the following priority areas:
  1. A redefined set of principles and vision for an inclusive African Caribbean Carnival with an annual (all year round) programme of activities hard-wired into the city’s cultural institutions.
  2. A scaleable & sustainable event delivery model that’s sensitive to the cultural, artistic and health & safety demands of an African Caribbean Carnival.
  3. A governance restructure based on best practice models that are best suited to meeting the demands of a large scale, complex and multi-layered cultural event.
The proposed fee for this project is £4,750
The timeline for the delivery of the report is 6pm on 30thMarch 2016. The Carnival Commission is aiming to appoint a researcher with suitable experience and knowledge on 25thFebruary.  Short-listed candidates must be available for interview on 22ndFebruary, with the appointed researcher available for a face to face briefing on 29thFebruary. All applications must be submitted by 12am 18thFebruary 2016.
If you would like to apply email for a copy of the full brief quoting the ref: ST PAULS CARNIVAL FUTURE in the email subject line.  Alternatively if you have any specific questions contact Marti on 07990542109.

Open Call for Artists - Utopia Dystopia, Fringe Arts Bath

Image Credits: New dawn, new day Geoff Dunlop; Glacier Ester Vonplon
Free submissions - email

Utopia Dystopia is an ambitious series of exhibitions and events planned for the city of Bath during 2016. This creative initiative is inspired by the 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia, Thomas More's reflections on the idea of an ideal society. Since 1516, the year of Utopia's release, the world has witnessed countless attempts to establish a perfectly ordered community, in reality as well as in print. Yet the frequent outcome of such ambitions has been the decay of Utopia into Dystopia. From no-place to bad-place. In modern times the two concepts seem inseparable. FaB16 is inviting artists in all media to particiate in a series of imaginative responses to the themes of utopia or dystopia, or both. The FaB projects are being complemented, or supported, by events involving other Bath-based cultural organisations, including Bath Fringe, Bath Spa University, the Holburne Museum and Komedia. The key exhibition and performance venue is Walcot Chapel during FaB16 (27th May - 12th June), for several decades one of Bath's most popular locations for contemporary art. Artworks of all kinds are invited for submission, whether image, object or sound, moving or still, interior or exterior. We are also keen to recieve submissions from artists interested in transforming the space, initiating live events, performances or workshops. Deadline for submissions: 14.03.16 Curated by Geoff Dunlop with Sophie Erin Cooper