Open Call for Artists – closing 9 Sept

The Playhouse are looking to recruit a bank of artists of all disciplines, including visual artists, performers, storytellers, musicians, creative writers, photographers etc with a strong track record in participation and experience in the delivery of art workshops with diverse groups of young people, for The Playhouse Street Talk Project.

Street Talk is an exciting multi artform project that engages artists with groups of  young people throughout Derry-Londonderry, Strabane, Limavady and the Greater Belfast areas. Artists will work with the young people through structured programmes of workshops that empower them to creatively address youth related issues. The broad range of groups we work with will require a flexibility in approach to delivery methods.

The programme also involves Open College Network (OCN) courses and the participating artists will have the opportunity to train as OCN Assessors as part of their role in the project.

The programmes will start in September /October 2022.

Artist workshop fees: £35. per hour. Plus £140. Per day for preparation and production of showcase work. There is also a travel allowance.

Artists are invited to submit their CV and 6 images or extracts of work, along with a letter no more than 2 sides of A4 letter, showing the following under sub sections with headings;

  •      Main artform/s
  •      Examples and images or extracts of work showing recent experience in the delivery of art workshops with young people.
  •      Examples of innovative approaches to creative participation and engagement.; demonstrating a flexibility in approach to delivery methods regarding different groups.
  •      Awareness of the issues faced by young people in marginalised communities

Artists are also asked to provide the following;

  •      Address
  •      Email address
  •      Contact telephone number
  •      Name, address, email and telephone no. of 2 references

Please submit your applications preferably electronically to: deirdre@derryplayhouse.com

Deadline for applications is no later than Friday 9th September at 5.00pm.

Applications are subject to Access NI checks.

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