Creative Making Residencies – Gloucester and Matson Libraries Commission
Artist Residency Callout
Create Gloucestershire, ACP (Art Couture Painswick) and Gloucestershire Libraries and Information Service are looking to commission two innovative artists to deliver a creative making residency programme over a three month period in Matson and Gloucester. This role is an exciting opportunity for an artist to be part of two festivals taking place in Gloucester this summer. This residency aims to support artists interested in collaborating with libraries and schools; giving them paid time to work with children, another artist and space to develop their own creative work.
The longer term goal is to:
• Enable more diverse engagement with primary school children and their families within Gloucester Carnival and the new Creative Trade Route.
• Bring a better sense of cohesion and cross-city working towards arts and culture.
• Reinforce libraries as spaces for arts and culture to flourish and grow the capacity of library staff as a legacy of Art of Libraries.
Focus of the project
With support of the library team at Gloucester and Matson libraries (one artist with each library), the artist will work with children and families from local primary schools to create wearable art, costumes and props/set based on the themes of space, robotics and biomimicry. The workshops will prepare participants to design and create costumes in order to take part in the ACP Wearable Art Competition to be held on Friday 14th June at Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Carnival on Saturday 13th July.
For more info on Art of Libraries, visit: https://www.creategloucestershire.co.uk/art-of-libraries
Terms of contract:
A Contractor agreement will be offered on a freelance basis to include the following terms:
This is a fixed term commission for a period of 3 months running from end of April – July 2019, with time for planning, delivery and reflection/evaluation.
Fee: £1500 to include travel, expenses and DBS check (if needed). The fee will be for approximately 12 days over 3 months. There is a separate materials budget (tbc). The artist will be responsible for their own tax and national insurance contributions.
Responsible to: The residencies will be hosted by Gloucester and Matson Library, with
additional support from Create Gloucestershire (CG) and Culture Matson.
Location: Ability to travel to schools in Gloucester
Other: The successful person should have the right to work in the UK and have:
? an adequate policy of insurance with reputable insurers to cover liability in respect of any act, neglect or default in the provision of the Services, and employer’s and public liability
? a current Enhanced DBS check. In the absence of this documentation, the successful person will need to be willing to apply for them – CG can provide advice on how to do this if necessary.
? availability to carry out the work in the time outlined and to attend the competition and festival events on 14th June and 13th July.
? availability to attend an informal interview on Wed 10th April
Application deadline: Weds 3rd April 2019, 9am
Interview date: Weds 10th April 2019
Residency: Weds 24th April – end of July 2019
How to apply:
If you have relevant skills in art, design or costume, experience of working in schools or with children and would like to apply for one of the artist residencies, please send the following:
? 10 images of your own work or a short video, along with your CV, and a covering Expression of Interest describing: why you think you would be suitable for this residency and what you might gain from working collaboratively with a library and primary schools.
? What experience you currently have working in schools, or with children.
? Confirmation of your employment status and if you are registered as self- employed, if you have the right to work in the UK and whether you hold/are willing to buy suitable insurance.
? Your availability over the next three months
Please send your CV, images & Expression of Interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill in the Equal Opportunities on-line form: https://www.creategloucestershire.co.uk/cgequal-opps-monitoring-form
This information is available as a summary. It can be made also be made available in alternative formats, such as in Braille or audio recording, on request.
CG and ACP recognise that there are people whose background and experience is under represented within the creative and cultural sector, both in Gloucestershire and nationally, including women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, disabled people and people who are deaf and neurodiverse.
CG and ACP believe that discrimination or exclusion based on these, or other characteristics or circumstances, such as age, caring or dependency roles, gender or gender equality, partnership status, religious belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or other distinctions represents a waste of talent and potential.
Please let them know if you have any particular requirements for the interview day.
This opportunity has been funded by and made possible through Gloucester Culture Trust Festivals Programme, Art Couture Painswick (ACP) and Art of Libraries (AoL), led by Create Gloucestershire with Gloucestershire Libraries.