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Creative callout: opportunities & commissions for July

Creative opps June 23
A round-up of opportunities available to creatives based on the Fylde Coast in July 2023.

These include grant funding, commissions, jobs, consultations, research projects and more. New opportunities will be added to this page as they arise. 

Job opportunities: BFI Film Club

Aunty Social is seeking staff to support their upcoming BFI-supported Film Club.

This summer, we’re bringing back our film club that will support 15 budding filmmakers aged 12-15 yrs. They’ll learn how films are made and try out lots of different skills including scriptwriting, model-making, filming on location, cinematography and video editing. Their final film will be shown at a big showcase event for friends and family.

We’re recruiting the following roles:

Film Club Assistant (x 2)
  • Expected time commitment: 
    • 6 x full day (7.5 hour) sessions 
    • A showcase event (4 hours) 
    • 10 hours preparation and feedback time
  • Pay
    • £10.90 per hour
    • Total 59 hours
    • PAYE
    • Paid monthly
  • Location
    • Aunty Social, 28 Topping Street, Blackpool
    • Showcase Venue TBC

Duties

  • The Film Club Assistant will support the lead delivery staff and guest speakers from the film industry.
  • Sessions will be based on the international Cinema Education Programme’s Places and Stories curriculum. The sessions will focus on:
    • Film theory/ watching film  
    • Filmmaking
    • Industry and careers 
  • The Film Club Assistant is expected to attend all of the activity days
  • This is an ideal role for someone starting out in the arts or film, especially suited to those with a background or interest in cinema and filmmaking.
 
Film Club Coordinator
  • Expected time commitment: 
    • 2 days per week (15 hours – this can be split into 2 half days per week)
    • 7 weeks, between 10 July 2023 and 25 August 2023
    • Includes 30 min lunch break
  • Pay
    • £13.50 per hour
    • PAYE
    • Paid monthly
  • Location
    • Working from home
    • Aunty Social, 28 Topping St, Blackpool
    • Some meetings/sessions in central Blackpool

The Film Club Coordinator will act as the link between project partners. The Coordinator is also the key contact for film club participants.

Day-to-day coordination of the activity.

  • Supporting the session delivery staff with general session coordination and admin
  • Promoting film club activity online
  • Liaising with: 
    • Venues 
    • Industry guests
    • Film Club Assistants
    • Participants
  • Maintain record keeping and administration systems and ensure data is available to report to funders
  • Manages own workload with guidance from Aunty Social director

The Film Club Coordinator is not expected to attend the activity days.

This is an ideal role for someone starting out in arts administration, it is especially suited to those who would like to lead or plan community art projects in the future.  

 

Film Club Session Leader
  • Expected time commitment: 
    • 6 x full day (7.5 hour) sessions 
    • A showcase event (4 hours) 
    • 10 hours preparation and feedback time
  • Pay
    • £17 per hour
    • Total 59 hours
    • PAYE
    • Paid monthly
  • Location
    • Aunty Social, 28 Topping Street, Blackpool
    • Showcase Venue TBC

Duties

  • The Film Club Session Leader will develop and deliver the taught element of the Film Club programme.
  • Sessions will be based on the international Cinema Education Programme’s Places and Stories curriculum. The sessions will focus on:
    • Film theory/ watching film  
    • Filmmaking
    • Industry and careers 
  • The Film Club Session Leader is expected to attend all of the activity days
  • This is an ideal role for someone with experience of teaching in the arts or film, and is especially suited to those with a background or interest in cinema and filmmaking.
For full job information, please visit…

If you are interested, please submit a CV and either:

  • a short covering letter explaining why you would like the role and how you meet the requirements

OR

  • A  link to a short video explaining why you would like the role and how you meet the requirements

Please send your application email to [email protected] 

Closing date: 12 noon Tuesday 11 July 2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Meet the Funders

Arts Lancashire in partnership with Preston City Council are bringing key funders of arts, culture and community projects to Preston Guild Hall for a programme of talks, workshops and one-to-one sessions designed to help you identify and apply for funding for your next art, culture or community project.  

Do you have an idea for an arts, culture or community led project or programme?

Could it support, improve and celebrate Lancashire communities? Or help create distinctive places and experiences in the county? Or  encourage people to visit Lancashire?

If so, please join us at our Meet The Funders event at Preston Guild Hall on Monday 3rd July for free help and advice around funding and developing your project.

You can hear directly from funders about funding opportunities, criteria and application processes. There will be opportunities to ask questions and to catch up with representatives from each funding body in our funding marketplace. You can also choose to attend all of the sessions or dip in and out according to your project plans.

This event is open to individuals and organisations from across Lancashire, and we would particularly like to encourage Preston-based artists, arts organisations, community organisations and commercial social impact organsations to attend.

Meet The Funders | Preston Guild Hall | Monday 3rd July 2023 | 10am – 2pm

Find out more & book your free place

Workshop: Using Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

The next capacity building workshop  for Blackpool and Fylde Coast communities takes place at The Grange on Thursday 13 July.

This session aims to improve research capacity in the community and is directed towards Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations who are prepared to undertake future research to address health inequalities in coastal areas.

Find out more and sign up.

 Using Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

  •  Address: @TheGrange, Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RW
  • Date: Thursday, 13 July 2023
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (lunch will be provided at 12:00pm)

Digital Culture Talks

Join The Space for Digital Culture Talks 2023 in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton – 18 to 20 July 2023

Dive into the world of creative and cultural digital content on a national scale as we discuss, engage, and explore ways to encourage and strengthen the cultural sector while celebrating the unique work created in the West Midlands.

This 3-day event features keynote speakers from the creative industries, cultural sector, and broadcasters who will shed light on the present and future of culture online.

Day 1 – Online

Place-based Storytelling: Developing and nurturing local voices and digital creatives

Book your place for day 1

Day 2 – Online

Investing in our Digital Skills Ecology: Creative Professional Development for digital freelancers

Book your place for day 2

Day three – Online and in person at the University of Wolverhampton Screen School

Celebrating Digital Culture Online: Now and Next

Book your place for for Day 3

 

Artist workshop Callout

Artist Workshop! We want to hear about your practice

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We’re on the search for more artists to join our Workshop Wednesday programme, at Wash Your Words: Langdale Library and Laundry Room!

We are looking to commission artists who work within a socially engaged practice (art that is collaborative and often participatory) to deliver highly engaging and creative workshops to the Mereside community.

Our aim is to deliver a programme that gives residents new skills, and enables conversations to happen with our team, and the artist, as we explore our food waste, sustainability, and restorative programme.

The structure of the sessions allow residents to drop-in during the 3 hours with no booking or payment required.

How to apply

Please submit a short paragraph outlining a proposal for a 3 hour community workshop, this can also be across two sessions depending on time needed to achieve an outcome (ie: firing of ceramics, developing images through photography or dyes using natural pigments).

The submissions will be taken to our core, community group at Wash Your Words, who will decide which activities/artists they would like to work with.

Budget for each session is £300 to £400 (dependant on experience). This is to cover materials and planning. Payment is made against milestones as per contract.

The artist will be responsible for tax and national insurance contributions, and must provide their UTR or company registration number and evidence to demonstrate eligibility to work in the UK.

You can find more information on what documentation is required on the Government website.

Deadline for applications: 10.07.23 (12pm)

Please email finished applications to [email protected]

For more information or accessibility requirements, email [email protected] 

Culture Community & Place

Over recent years, numerous strategies have made the compelling case for how arts and culture can help reimagine our towns, high streets, and also strengthen community ties. This has been reflected in government initiatives. The Community Renewal Fund, Levelling Up Fund White Paper and UK Shared Prosperity Fund all highlight the role of culture and heritage initiatives in post pandemic recovery and step-change in places.

The influence is evident in Arts Councils 10-year strategy (Let’s Create), for how arts and culture can also play a key role in addressing local challenges, strengthening community ties and encouraging inclusive and clean versions of growth.

These themes continue to be explored in the recent Culture & Place in Britain report (ACE & Key Cities – Feb 2023.) The report advocates that culture needs to be positioned at the heart of a renewed drive for hyperlocal devolution to empower communities and drive local growth.

In this Round Table format, we invite the audience to contribute to conversation along with invited contributions from:

During this session the contributors representing the arts, creative practitioners, cultural organisations, academics, policy makers, strategists and thought leaders consider:

  • How best do we mobilise culture for regeneration and recovery
  • How do we reimagine places in a responsible and sustainable way
  • How do we engage and include under-served communities
  • What support is needed to best facilitate ongoing engagement
  • Who are the additional stakeholders, brokers, enablers who need to be involved
  • What would the infrastructure or framework look like to support step change in places
  • How we consider Cultural Memory & Communal Significance in how we encourage a more inclusive approach to projects

This session will crucially explore the potential of events such as National Festival of Making and the role of all stakeholders in an ecology that is needed to sustain effective interventions and influence system design that embeds support for people and communities, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level.

More information & book your place

 

Circus Residency with Lancaster Arts

Lancaster Arts is seeking proposals for our 2023 Test Residency: On Circus running from the 6th to the 13th of September 2023. This is an opportunity for contemporary circus practitioners based in the north of England. 

Application Deadline: Midnight Sunday, 9 July 2023

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

You can find the full call out information here.

You can find the full application form here.

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