Artist Opportunities & Jobs

We list our job opportunities here when they arise. If you have any problems using the online application forms, please contact Sian, sian@artsconnection.org.uk or 01691 648 929. He can either guide you through the process or if you are still having problems he can send you a word version application form.

Warring Arts

We are looking for an artist who specialises in digital media to bring together existing project digital output

Volunteers Needed - No Strings Attached

We are looking for musicians who are to volunteer for an hour per week on a Friday from 12 .30 – 1.30pm to support pupils from Llanfyllin High School to learn skills on the guitar or bass. This is an informal lunch time session and just about providing help and a little bit of advice.

Ffilm Llanfyllin Volunteer

We’re looking for volunteers who are passionate about film to be part of our community film society!

Artist Brief for The Warring Arts

– Scheduled to take place October, November, December 2019

Background & Context

Our mission is to inspire and involve people in community arts, investing in and nurturing creativity. The project will focus on the entertainment, arts and culture that was around at the time of First World War and directly afterwards and will explore the stories of individuals and communities in North Powys and what entertainment was on and used to celebrate the armistice. We will also explore existing accounts and get a broader picture of the arts and culture of the time across the UK and the World. We will look at objects, photographs, documents, books, newspapers, songs, paintings, performance styles and from the time, both existing and from people’s personal collections.

The First World War and the period afterwards was a time of great social upheaval. The project aims to create an understanding of the impact of the war on arts and culture and people’s attitudes and look at how this was shaped through cartoons, songs, films, dance styles etc. and how they were used not only as morale boosters but also as a way to recruit young men. At the time the role of women was also changing and censorship was in place. The wars toll on people’s wellbeing was reflected in the changes to painting, with the birth of abstract and expressionist art, jazz became popular and sporting events rose in their perceived entertainment value, literature developed a short and rapid style and film became popular entertainment.

The project is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Brief

Project Aim: The Warring Arts aims to increase participants understanding of the First World War and to engage those who may not have before in their local heritage

Project Outcomes:

– The project activities will be interesting, fun and rewarding

– Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of WWI through the

activities of the project

– Participants will develop and learn a range of skills through the activities and thus be able to better look after, manage and share their heritage

– Participants, particularly young people aged 11 – 25 will have more positive attitudes towards heritage

What:

We are looking for an artist who specialises in digital media to bring together existing project digital output. This will include:

· Photographing existing artworks to create permanent digital record

· Editing existing video footage

· Bringing together all digital output in an innovative and creative way which will then be available online

· Undertaking field recording if required

· Creating a Warring Arts page on an existing history sharing platform such as ‘The People’s Collection’ – ‘Casgliad y Werin’ and uploading all digital content

· Preparing any text included for Welsh translation, this includes transcription of video and audio interviews

The artist will have experience of working on similar digital editing projects and experience with digital editing software.

We want to see in your application

· Details of your past work experience in this field

· What mixture of digital formats will be used. website creation, film making, audio recordings etc.

· How you would plan to use the hours available.

· How you can create innovative digital output that will generate positive attitudes towards history and heritage

Target Group: All ages and abilities

Timescale: October – December 2019

Venue: Llanfyllin and the surrounding area

For your application please refer to the following:

· The aim of the project

· The outcomes of the project

Remuneration

Fee: £26.50 per hour – up to 40 hours

Mileage: Mileage over a 50 mile roundtrip will be paid at £0.45 pence per mile (up to a maximum of £30 per session)

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

Essential:

Experience of working with digital media

Experience of managing own projects

Desirable:

Ability to deliver bilingually

If working with children and young people we suggest that you undertake child protection training triennially –

o Child Protection Training – online course costs £20 – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/get-expert-training/child-protection-introduction/

Application Procedure

To apply please complete the online application form.

Selection Procedure

All applicants will be assessed:

Solely on the information provided within the application

Objectively, based on the requirements of the project outlined in this brief

By the selection panel, drawn from the members of the board of Arts Connection, and, where appropriate representatives of partner organisations.

WARNING – Failure to supply all the required information will seriously affect your application.

If you have any queries or require support to complete your application please contact the office.

CLOSING DATE Thursday 3rd October 2019

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No Strings Attached

We are looking for musicians who are to volunteer for an hour per week on a Friday from 1 – 1.40pm to support pupils from Llanfyllin High School to learn skills on the guitar or bass. This is an informal lunch time session and just about providing help and a little bit of advice.

You must be over 18 years old

Mileage will be paid

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Ffilm Llanfyllin is run by a small group of passionate volunteers who love film and want to do something positive in the community. We run regular films events most Fridays at the Old New Inn in Llanfyllin.

We are looking for new volunteers to help with our screenings and plan the future programmes. We are specifically looking for volunteers to help with the following:

  • Taking money for tickets on the film night
  • Ability to think on your feet and sort any additional seating or other problems that might arise on the night
  • Assist with technical logistics – e.g. press play on the DVD player
  • Programming film screenings and events

We don’t expect you to help out every Friday but would hope that you could help out at 4 screenings per season. For our Oct – Dec 2018 season we specifically need help on the following dates:

  • 19th Oct
  • 16th Nov
  • 23rd Nov
  • 30th Nov

This is a great opportunity to meet new people and get free entrance to the film!

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