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Lead Arts Practitioner

Camelon Arts is looking for a Lead Arts Practitioner to lead and devise the delivery of their creative programme in Venues across Camelon (in Falkirk, Central Scotland) from June 2019 – May 2021

Full Description

Camelon Arts, a project funded by Big Lottery Scotland as part of the ‘Our Place’ programme and managed by Artlink Central, is recruiting a lead arts practitioner or community-based artist.  You will lead and develop arts activities and help nurture Camelon residents' creative aspirations during the first and second year of a three year creative programme.  You will have experience of developing and delivering arts activity within a community context.  You will have the skills and aptitude to work across a range of communities to quickly establish both responsive and pro-active programmes of arts activity and development.

Your practice will be in one or more arts disciplines.  You will also be knowledgeable about the range of contemporary practices, e.g. digital; that are useful and deliverable in a participatory context.

Camelon Arts will be designed to provide opportunities for people to be creative in as many ways as possible. It will develop from a series of coordinated events leading to workshops and classes in community venues in Camelon, some of which will build towards a winter arts event in Year One and larger more ambitious public artworks and performances across Camelon in Years Two and Three.  The programme will be responsive to the community throughout.

This is a fixed term employment contract of 24 months pro-rata £23,000 p.a. + contributory pension for 21 hours/week

Artlink Central is the agency responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of Camelon Arts and will employ and manage the lead artist. The lead artist will work alongside other members of the Camelon Arts Team to devise and deliver the proposed Year One and Two programme whilst being mindful of the potential for delivery in Year 3.

The Camelon Arts Steering Group will provide the leadership and strategic direction required to ensure the successful delivery of the Our Place Camelon Arts project by: 

  • Providing guidance, and support to the project team and ensuring that the project maintains its focus

  • Approving the overall direction of the work programme

  • Considering  the findings of project/ activity evaluations and responding accordingly


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The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 22 April 2019.

Interviews will be held on 8 May 2019 in Camelon

To discuss your application informally or to find out more please call Kevin Harrison or Robin Anderson at Artlink Central on 01786 450971. We would encourage applicants to speak to us in advance of applying.


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