Emerging Artist placement

60 hours paid at £12 per hour between Monday 30th May – Friday 5th August 2022 – total amount £720.
Applicants must be 18 years or over.

About Cartwheel Arts:
Cartwheel Arts is one of the leading participatory arts companies in North West England. Cartwheel is committed to promoting social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects building healthier, stronger, safer communities. Meet the team http://www.cartwheelarts.org.uk/people/

About the placement:
We are offering a paid nine-week training opportunity for new or emerging artists at the start of their careers to build experience through contributing to our annual Darnhill Festival in Heywood.
We understand that it can be really difficult to make the leap from aspirational arts practitioner to actually planning and delivering sessions – and being paid for it! Our placement will match the emerging artist with a professional freelance artist who will provide mentoring and shadowing opportunities. A comprehensive training programme will be delivered alongside this, by the Cartwheel staff team. The emerging artist will also have the opportunity to plan, deliver at the Darnhill Festival and evaluate an arts workshop of their own.
The role includes: • Supporting freelance artists with workshop planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation. • General administration and practical office based tasks. • Attending and supporting sessions and workshops.
• Providing a positive interface with partners, participants and the public
• Working in line with the company’s policies, development plans and objectives
Training Programme: –
• Safeguarding Children and Young People (inc. DBS check)
• Facilitation skills and workshop planning
• Art for Wellbeing: the practice
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
• Health & Safety
• Budgeting, invoicing, materials
• Promoting your work as an artist (inc. networking and building a website)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience: –
• Passion for participatory arts.
• Ability to work with other team members and stakeholders to interpret their requirements and implement activity accordingly.
• Must be IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Have a proactive approach to work and able to show initiative.
• Confidence when communicating with people on all levels; face to face as well as over the telephone.
Secondary duties
• To be jointly responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the company’s project equipment and resources.
• To undertake new and additional tasks as appropriate to the role.

Cartwheel is an equal opportunities employer and operates a performance and development system for all its employees, which includes establishing individual training and development needs.
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those currently underrepresented in the arts sector, including racially diverse applicants and applicants from low socio-economic backgrounds. Applicants who self-identify as having lived experience of either or both of these factors will be prioritised. We will not ask for proof of this lived experience. We will also prioritise applications from people who currently live, work or study in Rochdale, Bury or Oldham.

TO APPLY: https://www.cartwheelarts.org.uk/make-a-difference/jobs/

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