Club AUsome Vacancy – Freelance Performing Arts Tutor – January 2019

13895025_940585849402893_1738559624883686504_n

Club AUsome Vacancy

Club Ausome is a group for children with additional needs, based in Medway.

They are currently looking to recruit a fun, energetic person that has the confidence to lead a group of children in Dance , Drama and singing.

Dance – various routines but with the emphasis being on having fun

Drama – role playing games

Singing – teaching the children the joy of singing, building confidence.

DBS is a requirement

It is a self employed role – rate of pay can be discussed at interview.

If you are interested please send Kellie an email via kmilano35@gmail.com detailing your experience with children.

Find out more about the club via: www.facebook.com/clubausomemedway/

Open Call for artists in North Kent – Deadline 31st January 2019

The Whitstable Biennale Artist Development Programme are looking to get to know artists who are working in North Kent so they can work with them to support their practices.

Over the next year Whitstable Biennale will host a series of events which will combine showcases of work by North Kent artists working with film, sound or performance (selected by open call) with presentations from invited speakers from local artist-led initiatives in Kent and the surrounding areas.

The events will be open to artists from across the county to come to meet other artists, see new work and find out about nearby organisations. They will be a chance for North Kent practitioners to show work to peers and curators, gain feedback, form new networks and find out more about opportunities to work with organisations who are currently commissioning artists close by.

The first showcase is on 21 February 2019 in the lecture theatre at UCA Rochester (10 mins walk from Chatham Station).

Organisations confirmed for the first event are:

LV21 (Gravesend)

TACO! (Thamesmead)

Well Projects (Margate)

All artists applying that meet the criteria will get to showcase their work. Whitstable Biennale will fit as many artists into the first event as possible and will work towards further evenings for those that don’t get to show work in February. Each artist will be paid £50 for their contribution, (inclusive of travel).

Works must be maximum 10 minutes long and artists must be living in north Kent (Medway, Swale, Dartford or Gravesham) to apply.

To take part by showcasing your work, please send an expression of interest which includes your address / postcode in North Kent, a short statement about the work you’d like to show and your practice and a weblink to the work to info@whitstablebiennale.com by 31st January 2019.

Those who wish to attend but do not want to show work can just turn up on the day.

*Whitstable Biennale will have a limited amount of technology at the venue, which should enable single channel video and stereo sound playback. There is also a small, carpeted stage for performance. If you have any queries about the work you would like to present please contact Whitstable Biennale with a short description of the work.

Rebecca Vassie Memorial Photography Bursary Award Launched – Deadline 19th October 2018

AwardPoster2019-A4.png

Submissions are open for the third annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, a photography bursary worth more than £3,000.

In addition to a £2000 award in cash, which funds an early-career photographer in the UK to undertake a narrative photography project, the winner receives more than £1,000-worth of printing at Metro Imaging plus support towards industry and public exposure. 

The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer, photojournalist and UCA Rochester alumni who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015.  

Judges for the award include Matthew Tucker (BBC News), Melanie Hough, curator at Getty Images, and photography critic Jennifer Thatcher (Art Monthly, ARTnews). 

Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a narrative photography project with a social or political context. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 19 October 2018. 

For more information and to apply visit : www.rebeccavassietrust.org

Confluence Writer Development Programme seeking Medway applicants

reeds_logo_rgb

Local literary arts organisation Wordsmithery has been granted funding for a year-long writing project which will allow them to enthuse and infuse Medway with words. More details about the project will follow on the Wordsmithery website,  but part of this project will allow them to offer a personalised Writer Development Programme to 6 emerging Medway/Kent-based writers as part of the Arts Council England funded Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture project, which starts at the end of October.

If you are an emerging writer, aged over 18, based in Medway, or surrounding areas of Kent, who has had at least one piece of writing published, you are eligible to apply for this brilliant opportunity.

Writers on the scheme will be offered:

  • 1 hour of mentoring advice for 6 months from a local writer-mentor.
  • The chance to attend a Confluence Writers’ Retreat local to Medway, with guest tutors.
  • A bursary for a short group writing visit to Sunderland.
  • The opportunity to organise and host Roundabout Nights, and on another occasion, headline it.
  • Writers will optionally be able to attend a pamphlet and zine making course (3 sessions) and a monthly drop-in workshop to learn how to produce your own pamphlets on a Risograph printer (10 sessions).
  • Writers will have the opportunity to lead/assist with writing workshops and pop-up open mics in Medway Libraries (paid).
  • Writers will be able to contribute articles to the new look Confluence website.
  • Writer Development Programme students will be showcased in Confluence.

* It is important that those applying can attend the majority of the opportunities on offer. Please email confluencemedway@gmail.com if you have any questions about the scheme or your eligibility.

How to apply:

They are looking for emerging writers with some experience, who are serious about developing their craft. You should have had at least one piece of writing published in a literary magazine or journal (online or in print), which is not your own blog. You should be based in Medway, or within an easy commute.

Please send a letter outlining why this opportunity appeals to you and what you’d hope to get out of it (no more than 2 sides), your CV and a sample of your writing (no more than 2,000 words of prose or 5 poems) to the Confluence email.

Applications will be decided by a panel consisting of representatives of the editorial team and an external advisor.

Deadline: 20 October 2017, (applicants to be notified of outcome by 27 October).

Advance Your Education Through The University Of Kent – 2017 Programme – Medway and Margate

The University of Kent are offering a variety of courses that enable people to gain qualifications which can help them get into University.

The wide selection of courses available includes English Literature, Fine Art and Sociology.

The courses are delivered at Brompton Academy, the University of Kent Medway and Hartstown Academy, Margate. To see all the courses on offer visit www.kent.ac.uk/courses/part-time/access

 

Bridging Medway – Art Competition For Adults and Young People – Closing Date 22nd August 2017

Artists of all ages are invited to put brush, pen, pencil or pixel to paper and take part in a nationwide competition celebrating connections around the River Medway.

The competition is run by Nucleus Arts in partnership with the Rochester Bridge Trust. Its theme is Bridging Medway, and artists are asked to submit a photograph of their work based on this theme.

Genevieve Tullberg of Nucleus Arts explained: “This competition is a way for the Rochester Bridge Trust and Nucleus Arts to celebrate the value of creative talent in Kent and beyond. We encourage entrants to think not only figuratively about physically bridging the river and celebrating the engineering that enables this, but symbolically as well.”

Split into two competitions, the contest is open to adults (aged 18 and over) and children (aged seven to 17 at the time of the closing date). An expert panel of judges will select the finalists, who will be invited to show their work in a dedicated exhibition, before the winners are announced in two prize giving ceremonies.

Caroline Chisholm, Education Officer for the Rochester Bridge Trust, added: “When Nucleus Arts approached us to support this competition we felt particularly strongly it should be opened up to children as well as adults.

“Part of our work involves encouraging the next generation to become civil engineers, in particular bridge builders, which can be a very creative role, and so we look forward to seeing the young people’s interpretation on the theme of Bridging Medway.”

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, 22nd August.

The children’s competition is free to enter. Photographs of the artwork, along with the child’s name and age, and the name and contact details of a parent or guardian should be emailed to bridgingmedway@rbt.org.uk – terms and conditions here 

The adult competition costs £10 to enter and up to two pieces of work may be submitted. Photographs of the art should be submitted via http://www.nucleusarts.com/bridging-medway/ terms and conditions here

Individual exhibitions for both categories will be held at Nucleus Arts, Chatham, with the adults’ show running for a week from 28th September, followed by the children’s exhibition from 6th October.

Winners from the adult competition will receive £1,000, £500 and £250 respectively. Prizes for children will be tickets to an activity park, determined according to age suitability.

‘Every Day is a New Day’ Social Engaged Practice Traineeship Programme – Turner Contemporary – Closing Date 24th May 2017

Holy Trinity with artist Bethany - small

Are you a Kent based arts practitioner who would like to work within arts education?

Do you have creative and innovative ideas you would like to try out and develop that might connect people to our exhibitions?

Turner Contemporary is seeking applications from Kent based arts practitioners for a Trainee programme to take place throughout Summer 2017. As part of a series of innovative, youth-led programmes around the theme of ‘Art Inspiring Change’ and their Summer exhibition ‘Every Day is a New Day’ they would like to work to develop the skills of local artists and experiment with different ways of including artists, our communities and families in the co-creation of our learning programme.

This is an exciting opportunity for up to 8 Kent based practitioners who are interested in arts education, socially engaged practice and collaborative learning to develop their skills. You may still be at university and considering a career in the gallery sector, or have had a long career in the visual arts but would like to gain experience as a freelance facilitator, there is no age limit or specific qualifications required to apply.

Traineeships will be delivered throughout June- September 2017 (Dates TBC)

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 5pm

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th May at Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent.

Please apply on Turner Contemporary’s application form.  They are unable to accept CVs.

If you wish to apply this traineeship, please download the Traineeship description and the application form at the foot of this page. Please note that they do not accept applications by CV.

If you have any difficulty completing your form, or require it in a different format please call 01843 233000 or email info@turnercontemporary.org. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Molly Molloy mrmolloy@turnercontemporary.org or 01843 233 004.

Once you have completed your application form this should be returned to Molly Molloy, Learning Officer, Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG or you can do this by emailing your application to learn@turnercontemporary.org with the subject ‘Trainee Application’.

Please note that applications need to be received by 5pm on the closing date unless otherwise stated.

Downloads:

Traineeship Description

Application Form

Post from: www.turnercontemporary.org