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Commission for Theatre Performance, Farnham Maltings – d/l 20 July 2017

What is ‘My Shout’?

This new creation will be one of four pieces of art created by elders for ‘My Shout’, a Celebrating Age project (an initiative funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation). My Shout aims to challenge stereotypes of ageing and present a vibrant and surprising alternative for what it means to grow old in England. We want to enable elders from our community to create art that has integrity, resonance and perhaps a touch of mischief.

Theatre performance commission

We will commission a theatre maker (an individual or small group) to work with a newly-formed group of elders to workshop, devise, develop and create a new performance. The theatre maker(s) will be responsible for leading the group, as well as writing, rehearsing and directing the performance. They will also produce the technical and design aspects of the production (although we can work with you to bring in the right people, as required).

The production will be a short performance of up to 30 minutes. The performance will be presented as part of Spark Youth Arts Festival and the audience is likely to be predominately young people living in Surrey.

We are looking for makers that can demonstrate their ability to work on bold, considered ideas with communities.

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Director, HOME Slough – d/l 3 July 2017

HOME Slough are looking for a Director to join our dynamic team. You will be a leader able to advocate, influence and instigate long-term change in Slough. You will be able to work across the arts, public and private sector, have a well-founded knowledge of artists working across the UK today, be driven by diversity and have a passion for involving communities in the creation and curation of their own cultural offer.

This role provides the opportunity to use your creative and business skills to their full capacity and we are seeking a Director who can see the enormous potential that exists in Slough. This may be your first Director role but you’ll have the vision, experience and appetite to make change happen. Change in people’s perception of the arts, and of Slough as a creative destination, change in arts and culture consumption, and a shift upwards in the numbers of people engaging in arts and culture.

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Marketing Officer – Campaigns, Wycombe Swan – d/l 26 July 2017

We are currently recruiting for a Marketing Officer to join our team at Wycombe Swan.

The Marketing Officer is responsible for promoting Wycombe Swan, its activities and performances to external audiences; to support the marketing and sales functions; to support the Marketing & Sales Manager in supporting the venue business plan and ensuring audience targets are met through robust and creative strategies. We are looking for someone with a passion for delivering outstanding marketing campaigns. The ability to work well as part of a team and independently. A hard-working and strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude.

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Theatre Technician, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre – d/l 17 July 2017

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre is one of the leading small-scale arts and heritage centres in the UK - a small place where big things happen.

We are looking for a passionate multi-skilled theatre technician, to facilitate both our hirers and our programme of professional work providing full technical support.

We have a number of flexible spaces in addition to a 145 seat theatre and our museum and gallery spaces.

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Open Call For Dance Festival Submissions, InMotion Festival – 15 August-2 September

Theatre Bench & Bunker Thearre are proud to be collaborating to present the InMotion Festival this August. From tap to physical theatre, funk music to jazz bands, the Festival will have something for everyone and will get you up and moving this summer. This year’s festival will be headlined by Theatre Ad Infinitum, who are bringing the critically-acclaimed ‘Translunar Paradise’ to London for the first time in five years. They will be joined by contemporary tap ensemble Old Kent Road with ‘Fall Out’ as well as a new show commissioned for the Festival by Dirty.Tap.Funk.

We wanted the Festival to reflect the broadest possible definition of ‘movement’, and in order to pursue this aim we are announcing an open call-out for submissions from companies across the spectrum of dance to present their shows with us this summer. Dates are 15 August - 2 September

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Hidden Project Conversation Day – an Arts Industry day about the Arts and invisible illness, Brighton – d/l 5 July 2017

Join us for a day about the Arts and invisible illness presented by Root Experience.

How can the Arts support artists with invisible illnesses, make work that reflects people’s experience of the world and change perceptions surrounding invisible illness?

Join us for a conversation day about how we can advance work being done, to make the arts a leader for accepting hidden conditions, such as depression, ME, MS and HIV and other invisible conditions and disabilities as the mainstream and to support innovative ways of working. How can we continue to support artists to make work, interact with audiences, break down barriers and change perceptions? Join a panel of experts, network and take part in the conversation.

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Duty Officer (Casual), Farnham Maltings – d/l 8 July 2017

We are seeking a Duty Officer to work on a casual basis, to support the Duty Team during busy periods and to provide absence cover. The Duty Officer is instrumental in providing hirer’s requests; room set up and break down and being the first to attend to radio calls for all events at Farnham Maltings. This is a practical role and requires quick thinking and an approachable nature.

£7.21 p/h (under 25), £7.70 p/h (over 25)

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Lighting & Sound Apprentice, Chichester Festival Theatre – d/l 30 June 2017

The Technical Theatre Apprentice – Lighting and Sound is an 18 month full time apprenticeship working within the Lighting and Sound teams for production and performance. The role as Apprentice will be based at Chichester Festival Theatre and attend Chichester College one day per week to gain a formal qualification. There are also opportunities to undertake additional training sessions off site, and to do work experience placements and participate in projects around the country.
This is an entry level role and at the end of the post the Apprentice should have all the skills and experience to gain a full time professional position in lighting or sound in theatre or live events, or have the opportunity to diversify into other areas of such as projection or Technical stage work.
The Apprentice will also be offered a mentoring relationship for up to two more years, offering guidance and other support as appropriate.The Technical Theatre Apprentice – Lighting and Sound is supported by The Maurice Marshall Trust.

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Performing Arts Tutors, The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts – d/l 31 July 2017

We're looking for both permanent and cover staff for our two academies in Hertfordshire.
Brilliant, inspirational and energetic tutors with experience in the following roles:

*Musical Theatre (incorporating singing, dancing and acting) to teach 6 to 18 years
*Comedy and Drama to teach 6 to 18 years
*PQA Poppets to teach 4 to 6 years

We offer attractive rates of pay, plenty of support and a great working environment. Positions are a minimum of 3 hours on a Saturday.

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Digital Marketing Manager, Jasmin Vardimon Dance – d/l 6 July 2017

The Company is seeking to appoint a Digital Marketing Officer to work with the Touring Company and Education Company to manage and deliver the internal and external digital marketing and communications strategy as the company expands its national and international profile, alongside assisting in the further development of its surroundings.

Our ideal candidate will have:

° An excellent grasp of social media, new technology and how this can support an overall marketing strategy
° Experience of planning and managing social media channels and campaigns
° A proven understanding of what content works for social media and demonstrable examples of social media engagement, the creation of online content and the use of data to inform digital activity

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Communications and Learning Assistant, Milton Keynes Arts Centre – d/l 30 June 2017

Milton Keynes Arts Centre (MKAC) is seeking a highly motivated and efficient Communications & Learning Assistant, this role is fundamental to the smooth running of MKAC’s programme of exhibitions, events and audience development

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day administration of courses workshops and events and the management of MKAC’s website, social media and general marketing. You will be highly organised, have excellent problem solving skills and a calm, confident and professional approach.

Milton Keynes Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre set in the historic grounds of Great Linford Manor Park. We present a programme of exhibitions, live events and educational activities inspired by craft, design and the visual arts. We provide artists with access to specialist resources and the space to explore new ideas, often developed in tandem with our communities.

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Executive Director and Joint CEO, Pegasus Theatre – d/l 14 July 2017

Pegasus Theatre is looking for an exceptional individual to help provide leadership during a renewed phase of organisational development, as Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive.

The Executive Director and Joint CEO will work with Joint CEO(Artistic), Corinne Micallef, to provide inspirational leadership for the organisation, an ACE National Portfolio Organisation with a 50 year history as a national leader in youth theatre. Together they will develop the strategic vision and artistic policy; create, implement and monitor the theatre’s Business Plan; and provide motivation that inspires a shared purpose, vision and commitment throughout the organisation.

The right person will share our belief in the importance of making inspirational theatre with, and for, young people. The successful applicant will be able to think strategically about the future of the theatre and be an experienced leader in their field. They will have been involved in managing an arts venue at a senior level and demonstrated the ability to lead a staff team efficiently and effectively. They will be an excellent collaborator, prepared to support the vision of the Artistic Director, whilst driving forward all aspects of the operation of the theatre, to take Pegasus into a bright new future.

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Development Officer, The Watermill Theatre – d/l 14 July 2017

Working closely with the Development Director, we require a highly organised, articulate, self-motivated person who has excellent communication and written skills, has comprehensive knowledge of CRM systems and is passionate about providing excellent donor stewardship at all levels.

The ability to engage with a wide range of individuals at all levels is an advantage as is an understanding of fundraising in the cultural/charity sector.

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Applications open for Research & Development Residencies Autumn 2017 – d/l 27 June 2017

Our residency programme is a way for artsdepot to engage with emerging and established individuals and companies from different art form backgrounds, allowing them access to resources and expertise within a professional working multi art form venue.

We are inviting applications for new and established artists and companies from performing art based practises with exciting new ideas to undertake a residency in our Creation Space.

The companies will receive:

• The Creation Space – space of up to two weeks which will be used to research and develop new ideas.
• A contribution of up to £1,000
• Access to support and mentoring from industry professionals including artsdepot team subject to availability.

The Creation Space:

The Creation Space is a low tech room with limited resources. This is not a purpose built studio. We are fundraising to further develop this space. Please see plans, photos and information below to ensure the activity you’re proposing is suitable for the space.

We have an interest in:

• New and established individuals/companies
• All performance based art forms
• Work to complement artsdepot's existing programme of work/ethos
• Ideas that can have potential to be taken beyond the R&D residency period in a future working relationship with artsdepot
• Individuals/companies able to create a sustainable relationship with artsdepot going forward

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On the Verge: A one-day conference on Learning Disability and the Main Stage – 4 July 2017

‘On The Verge’ will examine how to open up our main stages to Learning Disabled performers frankly and supportively through a dynamic and thought-provoking day of conversations, workshops and performances.

The conference brings together performers, directors, programmers and casting directors to create a platform for sharing best practice across arts organisations.

Confirmed speakers:

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Erica Whyman, Deputy Artistic Director of the RSC.
Charlotte Bevan, Director of Creative Diversity, the National Theatre
Henry Normal, Writer and Comedian
Sarah Gordy, performer
Richard Hayhow and BecauseWeCanCanCan
Ben Pettit-Wade, Hijinx Theatre

Breakout sessions and other presentations:

Richard Newnham and Dan McGowan, Hijinx Theatre
Cian Binchy and Nick Llewellyn, Access all Areas
Freefall Dance Co, Birmingham Royal Ballet
Members of the Creative team for ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Birmingham Communication and Autism Team

Who is it for?

Artists with experience of living with Learning Disability
Professionals working in those contexts
Programmers interested in their diversity reach
Arts workers working in other Special Needs settings
Casting Directors
Bridge Organisations
Heads of Departments and managers from all areas of expertise, e.g. front of house, marketing, administration
Arts Policy makers and influencers.

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