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artsdepot Community Champion (6 month fixed term contract)

The Community Champion will help us reach out to our communities, understand their needs, build relationships and signpost to our activities. They will be an external face of artsdepot and will seek out new opportunities and resources that can evolve our community engagement ambitions. The post-holder/s must be confident at public speaking, networking and meeting new people.

For further information, please download the Job Description on our website.

To apply, please return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form via email to recruitment@artsdepot.co.uk, or posted to Recruitment, artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 0GA.

artsdepot strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

We are unable to respond to every application. If you do not hear from us, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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callout for project proposals, unlimited d/l 29 October 2018

UK-based disabled artists and companies making disability-led work, across all art forms, are invited to apply for these funding opportunities:

Main Commissions
Main Research and Development Awards
Emerging Artist Awards

The deadline for all Expression of Interest applications is Monday 29 October 2018, 12 midday.

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TheatreXR: a new immersive technology training programme, the Old Market

Immersive technology offers artists a new medium with which to engage audiences. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality applications span much further than games or film, offering audiences a new level of immersion, presence and agency.
These new tools have a lot to offer to artists, but the reciprocal is also true. Live arts, such as theatre, are perhaps the best placed to help move the medium forward, bringing expertise in storytelling (and story ’doing’), innovation in narrative structures and audience emotional manipulation. However, the tools required for this work are rather different to stagecraft – this new training programme starts to address that.

TOMtech, a cutting edge programme supporting artists and emerging technologies announced today, the launch of TheatreXR, an immersive technology training course specifically designed for theatre makers to understand and create digital immersive products.

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small scale development programme, AMA

Small-Scale Development Programme
17-19 October, Weetwood Hall, Leeds

This programme is designed for leaders of small arts, culture or heritage organisations (with 10 staff or less), leading the direction of the organisation but probably wearing many hats in their day-to-day role! It consists of an intensive residential programme and follow-up online coaching with a chosen trainer.

You’ll leave with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to reach new audiences, improve engagement with current audiences and increase income. You’ll learn how to better define your organisation’s goals and develop a clearer understanding of your current approach to audiences.

All of this, plus your meals and accommodation for the residential, is covered by the heavily subsidised fee of only £95 + VAT.

More information, including the confirmed trainers and videos from previous participants, can be found on the AMA website: www.a-m-a.co.uk/small-scale

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Open Call: 2018-19 SPARK Supported Artist Programme, Pegasus Theatre

Pegasus is excited to invite artists and companies to work with Pegasus from July 2018 – July 2019 to develop a new production for young audiences.

Pegasus is a pioneering force creating the present, challenging and shaping the future and making an enduring impact on the vitality of the performing arts locally, regionally and nationally.

We believe passionately that young people are the changemakers of the future. We nurture young artists and leaders providing unique opportunities for them to be influential in the arts and wider community.

The SPARK supported artist programme provides artists and companies of all levels with the space and skills development needed to turn their bold new ideas into a reality.
We’re looking to support new work for families and young audiences (aged 0-25). We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in ‘mainstream’ arts programming including BAME, LGBTQ+ and / or disabled artists.

The yearlong programme will provide bespoke support for four artists/companies based on their individual needs to cultivate, catalyse and develop innovative new productions.

SPARK artists at Pegasus have access to:
• Free rehearsal space
• Production days with our professional team
• Showcase events such as SPARK Night (performance scratch event, Spring 2019)
• Dramaturgical support
• Fundraising & marketing advice
• Opportunities to collaborate with Pegasus Young Companies
• Network with artists & companies specialising in different areas of performance

Please contact programming@pegasustheatre.org.uk for more info.

Deadline: Monday 2nd July 2018.

Open Call: 2018-19 SPARK Supported Artist Programme, Pegasus Theatre

Pegasus is excited to invite artists and companies to work with Pegasus from July 2018 – July 2019 to develop a new production for young audiences.

Pegasus is a pioneering force creating the present, challenging and shaping the future and making an enduring impact on the vitality of the performing arts locally, regionally and nationally.

We believe passionately that young people are the changemakers of the future. We nurture young artists and leaders providing unique opportunities for them to be influential in the arts and wider community.

The SPARK supported artist programme provides artists and companies of all levels with the space and skills development needed to turn their bold new ideas into a reality.
We’re looking to support new work for families and young audiences (aged 0-25). We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in ‘mainstream’ arts programming including BAME, LGBTQ+ and / or disabled artists.
The yearlong programme will provide bespoke support for four artists/companies based on their individual needs to cultivate, catalyse and develop innovative new productions.

SPARK artists at Pegasus have access to:
• Free rehearsal space
• Production days with our professional team
• Showcase events such as SPARK Night (performance scratch event, Spring 2019)
• Dramaturgical support
• Fundraising & marketing advice
• Opportunities to collaborate with Pegasus Young Companies
• Network with artists & companies specialising in different areas of performance

Please see link below for more information.

Deadline: Monday 2nd July 2018.

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ArtsLab Summer Residency 2018: The Wardrobe Ensemble

FREE Summer Residency Project, 23rd July – 11th August 2018

Aged 18-25? Passionate about pursuing a career in the performing arts? Applications are now open for The North Wall’s annual summer residency, this year led by the award-winning theatre company, THE WARDROBE ENSEMBLE.
Together we’re seeking an ensemble of young performers with a few associated places for emerging designers, musicians, technicians and producers to join us for a residency at our venue in Oxford. Over three weeks, you will create a new piece of theatre, leading to a public sharing.
This is a free project and accommodation and meals are included. Selection is initially by application, then interview / audition. Application forms and full details from https://www.thenorthwall.com/artslab-projects/summer-2018-wardrobe-ensemble/

Initial auditions & interviews take place in London and Oxford as follows:
Sat 10 June (London) // venue TBA
Sun 11 June (Oxford) // The North Wall, OX2 7JN

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 18 May

Further information from the website or contact Sherrell Perkin on 01865 319457, perkins@thenorthwall.com

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circus convention – state of play, No Fit State Cirus

STATE OF PLAY: 13 – 16 April
AN OLD SCHOOL CIRCUS CONVENTION FOR THE NEW GENERATION
Four days of workshops, play, collective training and exchanges for emerging
and established practitioners alike, this is a convention dedicated to circus
performers lead by inspiring artists and speakers.
An opportunity for people to encounter each other artistically and socially,
State of the Play brings together like-minded folk to laugh, learn, perform and
play over a weekend of inspiration and creativity. In the spirit of Circus 250,
we look at the earlier genres of circus performance to explore the roots and
foundations of the form with specialist practitioners before we invite makers
from different horizons for encounters with of “different directors”.
Thursday 12 April
Blake’s Circus work in progress
Arrivals and registrations
Friday 13 April
Workshops // Mick Barnfather, Desperate Men, SpyMonkey and Gandini
Juggling
Saturday 14 April
Workshops // Desperate Men, Gandini Juggling
NoFit State Surgeries // Rigging, Touring and administrating
Kate Kavanagh // How we talk about circus
Open Space training
Sunday 15 April
Open Space traning
Workshops // Firenza Guidi, Desperate Men, SpyMonkey
Monday 16 April
Workshops // Firenza Guidi
Open Space training
Silvia Frattelli // How to look after yourself
Milton Lopez // on his project Elephant
Professor Vanessa // What is circus
Scratch show
Pub Quiz and party!
STATE OF THE ART: 17 – 18 April
A RADICAL CIRCUS CONVENTION
Two days of explorations, interrogations, provocations and conversations for
makers and thinkers. Designed through consultation within the sector, this
event has been shaped for and by the people who make circus in the UK
today.
This is a conference aimed at producers, presenters, artists and circus fans.
Let’s discuss the next 250 years of circus together, without the
establishment’s agenda, and foster creative debate amongst ourselves.
Tuesday 17 April
Brunch, welcome and provocations
Orit Azaz // What do we want to talk about ?
Jaine Lumsden // What Makes Quality
NoFit State founders // Circus as a way of life
Ken Fanning and Gerry Cottle // TED talks
Dinner, NoFit State new show LEXICON and party!
Wednesday 18 April
Coffee and Networking
John Fox // Morning words
Ali Williams // Circus as a response to today’s challenges
Firenza Guidi // Dramaturgy in circus
Flying Seagull Project // TED talk
Kate Kavannagh, Luke Hellegarten // How we talk about circus
Vicki Amedume // Where are we going and how do we get there
INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS
All registrations include a ticket for LEXICON and two
meals a day within the Circus Village with the NoFit
State company.
Accommodation and travel are not included.
Prices (independent / NPO)
State of Play and State of the Art combined: £100 / £160
State of Play only: £60 / £100
State of the Art only: £50 / £80
State of Play or State of the Art single day: £40 / £30
Registrations here.
Bursaries available, email circusvillage@nofitstate.org for more info.

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call for presenters and promoters, Surf the Wave

Surf the Wave is an ambitious programme to create a step change in how the UK showcases dance and extends and strengthens tours for artists and companies. It has emerged from the National Dance Network and is supported by the Showcasing Strategy Working Group.

PDSW is hosting Surf the Wave between 2017 and 2020. It starts with an eighteen-month programme (October 2017 to May 2019) of talent development and artist support involving artists, producers and promoters (including those new to dance) around the country.

Then there is the UK Dance Showcase itself, which will run from 16-19 May 2019. After the Showcase, there will be a year’s programme of touring and development support to help realize tour bookings and strengthen artist/promoter relationships stemming from the Showcase.

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MA Directing Circus, Bath Spa University by Circomedia

Launched in September of last year, this is the first Masters course of its kind anywhere in the world. It was developed to address a recognised need across the global circus community to create and support a new kind of performance director – one who is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus in an artistic context. Our inaugural cohort have been working with Bim Mason, Circomedia’s Artistic and Education Director, as well as other Circomedia staff and industry professionals such as Charlotte Mooney of Ockham’s Razor and Sean Gandini. In December the MA students worked with the Year 1 Degree students on Circomedia’s first collaborative show.

We will be hosting an Open Evening for the MA on Thursday 1st March at Portland Square for anyone interested in applying. There will be the opportunity to talk with Bim and ask lots of questions about the course, before watching Alula Cyr’s performance of Hyena and then taking part in a discussion with Bim and the cast about directing circus. The event will begin at 6.15pm, if you or anyone you know would like to attend then please email info@circomedia.com

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Seeking Disability sector champions for 2018

Are you a business leader? Are you passionate about accessibility? Do you want to encourage culture change within UK business? If your answer to these questions is yes, you could be one of the next Disability Sector Champions.

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking disability sector champions in 6 new sectors.

In February 2017, 11 sector champions were announced who are using their influential status as leaders in their sectors to drive improvements to the accessibility, and quality, of services and facilities in their sector.

However, while these champions have all made great progress on this agenda in their respective sectors, there is much more to do to provide equal opportunities and choice for disabled people across the whole of society.

So, we are issuing a call for business people to become sector champions initially for a year, in each of the following sectors:

trains
technology
insurance
fashion
leisure – pubs, restaurants and so on
arts and culture – for example, theatre, cinema, museums
It is our hope that these Champions will become a catalyst for change. We need champions who are ambitious, passionate and dynamic, with strong networks and the ability to reach out to a wide range of organisations and to create momentum for change.

We would be grateful for expressions of interest from people who are ready for this challenge, and would welcome the opportunity to work within their sector and beyond to deliver on these goals.

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ITC Arts Training Timetable

These training courses are designed to provide you with the toolkit of essential skills and specialist knowledge needed to run a performing arts company successfully.

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