Call out for Actor for new Rural touring show – Autumn 2020
Arts Alive are looking for a mature performer with a playing age of 45+ who has experience in creating devised theatre work. The performer will work with our Director and Designer to shape the show.
The Performer will ideally have a good quality singing voice and play at least one musical instrument. They will have strong physical theatre skills and will be a confident and engaging storyteller. Some puppetry experience would also be beneficial.
Audition Date; 20 January 2020, 11.30 – 4pm, The Hive , 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Devising Dates; 14-16 Sept 2020 – in Shrewsbury
Rehearsal week; 5- 9 Oct 2020 – in Shrewsbury
Tour Dates; 12- 16 Oct, 19- 23 Oct 2020. Across venues in Shropshire. Technician for the show will be driving a van to get to the rural venues.
(Possibility of a third week of touring , awaiting funding decision.)
Actor will need to hold a current DBS check.
Arts Alive is the rural touring scheme for Shropshire and Herefordshire www.artsalive.co.uk and in partnership with MediaActive Projects , a creative media and moving image organisation
www.mediaactive.org was awarded Celebrating Age funding through Arts Council England. Following two years of artist led work with older people 55+, the creative material developed by participants will contribute to the shaping of the touring performance piece.
The performer will be accompanied by a technician on tour.
Fee; £3,600 -18 days work at £200 daily.
The successful actor will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation during the performance, devising, and rehearsal process.
Arts Alive is interested in performers that reflect the diversity of our nation and has an inclusive approach to opportunities for all.
To apply; please send a CV (in any format) plus either a link to an online showreel or a 1 minute performance clip captured on your phones showcasing storytelling skills to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Villages in Action rural touring
scheme, run by Carn to Cove, is looking to recruit a:
Part-time Project Co-ordinator, funding and advocacy
Closing date: Friday 6th December
0.4fte, fixed term contract until
August 2021. This may be extended if further funding is raised
Responsible to: Carn to Cove Project
Start date Week beginning 6th January 2020
Office base: Exeter
Northcott Theatre (the
postholder will have flexibility on days and some travel by car and unsocial
hours will be required)
The employer for this post is Creative Kernow, Cornwall’s
leading creative sector support organisation.
Creative Kernow runs a number of projects in Cornwall, with
the key ones being Krowji, the creative workspace cluster in Redruth; the Carn
to Cove rural touring scheme; the Cornwall 365 listings and cultural tourism
project; the European funded Cultivator skills and business programme; Screen
Cornwall and the FEAST community arts programme.
This post supports the Carn to Cove team to programme two
seasons per year of live performances throughout southern Devon as part of the
Locomotor project, delivered in partnership with Villages in Action.
Villages in Action has been promoting the arts in rural
south Devon for over 25 years and offers
a ‘menu’ of high quality arts performances to a network of volunteer promoters
who pick from the choice of events for their village halls and community
centres. See http://www.villagesinaction.co.uk for further information on the rural touring scheme, which covers the local
authority areas of Mid, East, South and West Devon, Teignbridge and South Hams.
Roles and responsibilities
Further development and widening of audiences in
existing partner villages, and supporting new membership
Developing relationships with established and
emerging artists who are active in the rural touring sector
Developing relationships with key arts
Developing relationships with non-arts
organisations to widen the role of the arts in rural communities and market and
coastal towns in southern Devon (e.g. heritage, environmental, wellbeing
Supporting and developing relationships with current funders
Identifying opportunities for additional funding
streams, including Trusts & Foundations, commissioning opportunities
Supporting the development of other options as
part of the wider Locomotor project (including digital innovations, Hub and
Spoke model, Made in Devon)
Working with the Project Director and ViA Trustees
to ensure long term sustainability of the Villages in Action scheme.
The post holder will need to work
in Devon with scattered, mainly rural, communities and stakeholders, so needs
to be able to travel independently.
Work with line manager to identify and attend
training, networking and events appropriate for the development of the role and
Assist in the evaluation of the programme
This is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be
required to carry out other tasks in accordance with the needs of the
organisation. You will need to be flexible and adaptable in respect of your
Please note that only candidates who can demonstrate that
they can meet all the essential criteria will be shortlisted
Skills and Experience
Successful fundraising experience
Excellent communication skills with a range of
High level of computer literacy, particularly in
use of Word and Excel
Ability to use social media platforms
effectively for marketing
Experience of administering Arts Council England
Attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate
and well-presented written documents
Ability to organise information efficiently
using both paper systems and information technology
Experience of dealing effectively with customer
Experience of using Access database software
Ability to initiate and set up office systems
Familiarity with basic business bookkeeping
systems and simple management accounts
Flexible, adaptable, able to work on own
initiative, with a positive can-do attitude
An interest in creativity and an appetite to
An ability to work to tight deadlines as part of
a small team
Good interpersonal, communication and customer
service skills, including an effective telephone manner
Very well organised with excellent time
management skills; reliable and with the ability to self-motivate
Sensitivity and discretion in the workplace
Full valid driving licence and access to a
vehicle for business use
Own IT equipment
Key conditions of
Contract Permanent contract, but please note
that the funding for this project is expected to run until the end of August
Pay In the range £23,500 to £25,000 fte,
dependent on skills and experience
Pensions Creative Kernow will automatically
enrol you into The People’s Pension if you are aged at least 22 but you are
under State Pension age and you are earning more than £10,000 a year (£833 per
If you don’t meet these criteria on appointment but you do
meet them at a later date, we will automatically enrol you into the scheme
If you are eligible to join, Creative Kernow will contribute
3% of your salary. More details about
the scheme are available on request.
Holidays 4 weeks a year rising to 5 weeks
over 5 years plus bank holidays
Hours 15 hours per week (0.4 x 37.5 hours fte). There
is scope for flexible working in consultation with your line manager. From time
to time staff will be required to work unsociable hours. A TOIL system operates
rather than payment of overtime.
Probationary period There will be a standard six
month probationary period
Creative Kernow is committed to equality of opportunity in
employment practices and the provision of services and expects that its policy
will be supported by everyone in the organisation. We are committed to making
every effort to find and grow diverse talent for our workforce.
ARTSREACH MARKETING OFFICER Artsreach is a charity that arranges tours of theatre, dance and music to rural communities across Dorset and is part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio.
We are looking for a flexible, creative individual with drive and passion to assist with the promotion and enhancement of the Artsreach brand through maximising the benefits of social media and responding to the needs of our audiences, promoters and investors. It is a role with much room for creative expression in an environment of great changes in the charity sector in general.
You will be working within a small, experienced and highly – motivated team to provide a professional service, working with a network of volunteers, and accessible to the public. Your key role within the team will be to develop and grow the Artsreach brand, devise, implement and report on the agreed strategic marketing plan, drive the charity’s social media networks, lead on database management, lead on preparation and distribution of publicity material, and attend Artsreach events as required.
This is a permanent contract and would ideally suit a recent marketing graduate wanting to gain experience in the not – for – profit sector.
The position is subject to a 6 month probationary period, based on 37.5 hours per week and the starting salary is £ 19,554 How to Apply: Please download/complete the Artsreach Job Application Form found on our website: https://artsreach.co.uk/news/marketing – vacancy This should be returned, with an accompanying letter of application, either by email to email@example.com or by post to Artsreach, The Little Keep, Barrack Rd, Dorchester DT1 1SQ
Closing date for app lications: 12pm on 6th December
Spot On have secured funding from Arts Council England to commission an outdoor arts performance in 2020. This is the second commission in what we hope will be a long series of commissions over the next few years.
The plan is for the finished piece to premiere at Thompson Park, Burnley in summer 2020 with additional performances in other locations in Lancashire between July and September.
Does this sound like something you might be interested in? Take a look at the full brief and make an application.
This short form is designed to help you asses whether or not your show is Rural Touring ready. We take you through the very basic needs of rural touring and give you a list of things to consider. We also point you to other helpful resources and pages along the way. Please note this form is NOT a way of submitting your show to be considered for touring but should be used as a tool to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to approach schemes.