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Two ELEVATE North West Junior Outdoor Artist Mentored Posts, 2017 (paid)

Period: Up to 10 days (or half day equivalent) between 15th May – 18th June 2017

Location: WOW Workshop, Campfield Market Hall, Manchester

Posts: 2 junior artist / makers with skills in either costume, puppet, 3D making or arts. This is a mentored post to work alongside an inter/national outdoor artist on Manchester Day 2017, a large-scale outdoor arts event.

A Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council opportunity. Supported by Arts Council England.


Background

Manchester Day is an annual outdoor arts event now in its 8th year centres around a large scale parade and city square artistic programme. Over 2,500 performers and artists from local communities bring Manchester city centre to life in a fantastic display of colour, sound and movement to an audience of 70,000. This year’s Manchester Day theme is Abracadabra.

What is ELEVATE?

ELEVATE is a North West outdoor artist mentoring and training programme. Creative practitioners are mentored and trained by experts to work on Manchester Day, Manchester's largest scale outdoor arts event.


About The Posts

This is an opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by a leading inter/national outdoor artist, working on a key parade element for Manchester Day. In return you will be involved in making within a creative team.

You will gain mentoring experience, build your profile, portfolio and network in the regions outdoor arts sector.

Have you got what we are looking for?
We are interested in artist / designer makers driven to learn how to take their practice into an outdoor setting, with a desire to learn with others, to experiment, co‒operate and co-create. Specialising in either 3D or costume making.

  • Be motivated to work collaboratively as a collective

  • Be eager to create social change in community through arts and culture.

  • Be interested in parades, processions and community culture

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have at least one year’s experience working as a professional artist, live or work in or around the North West of England, and be available to work between May and June 2017.

Selection will be based on how much the panel feels the candidate will benefit from the opportunity and what they will bring to Manchester Day and Elevate.

Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council are equal opportunity employers.

Fees and Expenses

Fee £850 inc VAT for 10 days plus limited expenses.


How to Apply

Apply by clicking the 'Register' button above, and competing the order form.

Please give us links to your CV and portfolio. Guidance on how to make them available online is given in the application the form.

The application deadline is 5pm, Friday 21st April 2017

Applicants will be selected by a panel and the results will be announced by Friday 5th May 2017.


Enquiries

For enquiries please contact Walk the Plank on learning@walktheplank.co.uk


Walk the Plank & Manchester City Council Placement Opportunity. Supported by Arts Council England

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