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Artists for Contemporary Art Space Project Year 2

*Deadline Extended* See below

Three posts available 
Duration: Freelance contract October 2020 – January 2021
Location: Based at one of three schools in the areas of Birmingham and Redditch
Fee: £3000 with up to £1000 materials budget

Iniva and RSA Academies are working together on a two-year programme of art-making and community engagement arising from RSA Academies’ Commitment to Arts, Culture and Creativity.

This project is designed to develop young people’s sense of identity and explore what it means to be human through co-commissioning new artworks in response to social issues they identify as important. The Contemporary Art Space Project supports the creation of an outdoor contemporary art space in three RSA schools in the West Midlands. We are looking for three artists: one per school.

The role of the Artist will be to lead the delivery of a series of three half-day workshops that take their inspiration from Iniva Creative Learning’s ArtLab programme: integrating art and art therapy to embed an understanding of emotional learning through contemporary art practice. The Artist will work with an Art Therapist in advance of the workshops and during one workshop session in order to achieve this understanding. Each Artist will then develop an artwork inspired by the various responses and/or materials created in the workshops.

The artwork will be installed in January 2021 in the outdoor contemporary art spaces identified by, or in collaboration with each school. The artwork will form the basis of a public and whole school engagement programme during April – July 2021.

Black, Asian and minoritised community candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for the role.

To apply: please complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. CVs on their own will not be accepted. Return your completed forms to sibreck@iniva.org with ‘Artist Application: CAS Project’ as the subject title.

For more information on the project please visit our CAS project page and RSA Academies.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm Tuesday 30 June 2020 

Interviews will be held online via Zoom on Thursday 9 July 2020.

Please note due to limited resources, unfortunately, applicants not shortlisted for the first round of interviews will not be informed.

Iniva is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Iniva strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer.

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