Visual Artists Wanted

Closing Date: September 4, 2018

IVE is looking for 3 Sheffield based visual artists to support the delivery of Arts Award ‘Discover in a Day’ at Sheffield’s Fun Palaces on the weekend of 6 & 7 October 2018.

Five Fun Palaces in Sheffield are working together to offer Arts Award as part of their Fun Palaces celebrations, enabling lots of young people to gain a nationally recognised award whilst taking part in lots of fun arts and creative activities.

We are creating a bespoke Fun Palaces Arts Award log book for the city. The log book will encourage children and young people to complete a series of tasks or activities whilst at the Fun Palace and once complete will be submitted for their Arts Award Discover. The log book will enable children and young people to choose to complete their Arts Award at one event and also encourage them to visit more than one Fun Palace over the weekend.

We want an artist at each Fun Palace whose main focus is to support children and young people to fully complete their Arts Award log book whilst offering simple arts/crafts based activity to encourage them to sit with you and finish it off. You’ll be asked to run activities at one or more Fun Palaces over the weekend (we’re still gathering information on the opening times of each one). Don’t worry if you’re not a trained Arts Award adviser at Discover level, we are running a training for everyone involved in Fun Palaces on Friday 7 September. That’s also where you’ll get to meet the leaders of each Fun Palace, find out more about their plans and devise an activity that fits with their centre or theme.


You’ll need to be


Arts Award training and event planning day – 7 Sept – £100

Includes free Arts Award Discover and Explore training (usual price £147). Something you can offer or build into all your future work with children and young people.

1 day’s liaison with venue, planning and prep at £225

Up to 14 hours delivery at £35 an hour – minimum contract 4hrs (hours to be agreed once all Fun Palaces have confirmed their opening times)

Please click here to express an interest in this work by 9am on Monday 3 September 2018.

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