Opportunities with Fleetwood Voices

Four opportunities are available working with Fleetwood Voices – for drama, dance, music and creative writing/poetry practitioners. Fleetwood Voice is a large scale community arts project to explore the heritage

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Four opportunities are available working with Fleetwood Voices – for drama, dance, music and creative writing/poetry practitioners.

Fleetwood Voice is a large scale community arts project to explore the heritage and identity of Fleetwood and it’s people from 1860 to the present day as part of Fleetwood’s 10 Year Vision for ‘Unlocking People and Place’. The heritage of the town including the melody and intonations of the Fleetwood voice will be used as a vehicle for unlocking the identity of the region resulting in a large multimedia composition that will ‘give a voice’ to the people and a wealth of film based community histories that will form a legacy for future generations to explore.  Community and educational workshops will use the arts to stimulate and challenge a wide range of groups including school children, the fishing community and the disaffected communities on Flakefleet and Westview estates to think about the town, it’s heritage, identity and sense of place.

The project is looking for experienced practitioners who have a passion for devising creative and collaborative projects. Practitioners will be based in a Fleetwood school and will work with a range of school children across a range of year groups. As part of the project practitioners will each support the development of two arts ambassadors who will work alongside to achieve the project aims.

Timescale:  1st November 2018 to 14th December 2018

Closing Date: 1 October 2018

Fee: £1,250.00

5 days in total:

4 days delivery

½ day planning and ½ day performance

Please see the briefs below for more information:

Fleetwood Practitioner Poetry

Fleetwood Practitioner music

Fleetwood Practitioner Drama

Fleetwood Practitioner Dance

Artist Brief – The Final Homecoming

Wyre Borough Council are looking for an artist to creatively enhance ‘The Final Homecoming’ a community parade to celebrate the Centenary of the First World War. They are looking for

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Wyre Borough Council are looking for an artist to creatively enhance ‘The Final Homecoming’ a community parade to celebrate the Centenary of the First World War.

They are looking for an artist to imagine how they could artistically enhance a community parade that is:

  • Simple, effective, striking and meaningful
  • Contemporary but respectful, tangible and sensitive to the past
  • Easy and safe to wear, hold or carry  (We are not expecting for you make something for all the parade participants)
  • A smaller or simpler adaption that can be incorporated into a teachers’ making information sheet, so that it can be made independently

Fee: £1000 inclusive of materials and expenses.

Please see the Artists Brief for more information and application procedure.

For more information about the project as a whole please see the Final Homecoming Project Brief.

CLOSING DATE 26TH SEPTEMBER

 

Real Estate – The Third Bedroom micro residency programme

Call for expressions of interest We are looking for artists for a number of micro residencies taking place from Dec 18 – Jun 19 The micro-residency opportunities run alongside our

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Call for expressions of interest

We are looking for artists for a number of micro residencies taking place from Dec 18 – Jun 19

The micro-residency opportunities run alongside our two one year long live/work residencies, as part of our Real Estate programme, in Blackpool and Fleetwood. The micro residencies are an experimental place to test and explore ideas that fit into our overall programme approach. The micro-residencies will be staying in the third room of the permanent resident artist houses.

We would like the micro residency artists to consider the communities that they are resident in. We would like to see expressions of interest from artists who respond to place and people. Depending on where in the year the micro residency falls the permanent resident artists will already be embedded, to differing degrees, within these communities and will be able to talk to the micro residency artists about what they have learnt, observed or been part of so far.

Please download the Call for Expressions of Interest for more information.

Later in the summer we will release a full brief for the micro residences which we will send directly to those who have submitted an expression of interest.

Please email expressions of interest to laura.jamieson@leftcoast.org.uk

LeftCoast EXPRESS – new round of applications now open

The new round of LeftCoast Express is now open for applications. The application deadline for LeftCoast Express round 6 is 10am on Monday 22nd October. Shortlisted applicants should be available for

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The new round of LeftCoast Express is now open for applications. The application deadline for LeftCoast Express round 6 is 10am on Monday 22nd October. Shortlisted applicants should be available for interview on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

LeftCoast Express is a self-directed learning programme for artists, creative producers, curators and programmers living in Blackpool and Wyre aimed at developing their leadership skills in the arts.

There is a simple application process and funding is available for successful individuals to apply for a package of up to £1000 and a dedicated coach to support the development of their creative practice over a 12 month period. The average award is between £300 and £500.

The purpose of LeftCoast Express is to give individuals the opportunity to identify gaps in their knowledge or experience and increase their skills and understanding of the sector. It aims to build capacity among arts professionals in Blackpool and Wyre and help them to develop their organisations, set up and run new projects and support others in the process.

LeftCoast is passionate about strengthening arts and cultural provision to help it become more sustainable and to be a key player in Blackpool and Wyre.

We strongly recommend that interested applicants talk through their application with Alexis Johnson, LeftCoast’s Creative Development Manager before you apply – regular surgery slots are available to book HERE, or contact Alexis directly to arrange a chat (via kay.trayford@leftcoast.org.uk). You are much more likely to be successful in an application if you have been able to talk over your ideas with our team in advance.

Please download our Guidelines and Application Form here.

More information and a list of current and previous successful applicants can be found on our EXPRESS page.

Left Behind: Call for Proposals

Left Behind is a new programme of commissioned art works that are a direct response to the Financial Times article in December 2017 – ‘Left behind: Can anyone save the towns

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Left Behind is a new programme of commissioned art works that are a direct response to the Financial Times article in December 2017 – Left behind: Can anyone save the towns the economy forgot?’

LeftCoast are commissioning a series of works across art forms that will be presented as a programme throughout 2018.

We would like to commission work that explores the themes highlighted in this article. Work created can be a challenge, a comment, a provocation or an observation, we are not asking for solutions, but how, as artists, are we uniquely placed to frame a different conversation? We welcome proposals for projects of any art form that adds to this conversation. Proposals should in some way reference the personality of the town.

Proposals are welcomed from artists working in any media, working locally, nationally or internationally, ideas will be assessed on quality, relevance and potential.

Please see the full  Left Behind artists brief which outlines the programme and application process in more detail.

Time frame:

We would like these commissions to be completed between April and Dec 2018.

Budget:

We are looking for proposals from £500 to £5000. We will commission a minimum of 4 ideas, but have the potential to commission more.

Deadline:

5pm – Thursday 19 April

Left Behind #3 – Presenting the Artist Brief

Join us for Left Behind #3 our third in the series of creative conversations responding to the recent FT article about Blackpool… This is your opportunity as a locally based

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Join us for Left Behind #3 our third in the series of creative conversations responding to the recent FT article about Blackpool…

This is your opportunity as a locally based artist or creative practitioner to be the first to hear about the commission opportunities available as part of the programme, use the resources of your fellow creatives to hone, sharpen and finesse your creative responses, find people to collaborate with and creatively contribute to the debate.

After the success of our first two Left Behind conversations, we extended an open invite to ask locally based creatives to join a commissioning panel to draft the Left Behind commissioning brief. This will ultimately allow us to commission a programme of creative responses to the Financial Times article and include work by locally and nationally based artists. This panel met on 20 March 2018 to develop the brief.

The Left Behind #3 conversation will focus on supporting locally based artists who want to apply for the commissions, with the chance to discuss their ideas further, develop and shape their plans & ask any questions of the LeftCoast team and commissioning panel.

We hope you can join us.

The venue is Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, FY11PU. The meeting will take place from 6-9pm on Thursday 29th March, please register your attendance HERE.

Photography Brief: Before I Die

LeftCoast are working with Regenda Housing in Fleetwood and Blackpool Coastal Housing to bring Before I Die – a global community art project that invites people to reflect on their

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LeftCoast are working with Regenda Housing in Fleetwood and Blackpool Coastal Housing to bring Before I Die – a global community art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public.

Before I Die comprises of a ‘wall’ located within the community – the original wall was created on an abandoned house in the artist Candy Chang’s neighbourhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved. Since then, passionate people have created walls in their own communities and there are now over 2,000 walls in over 35 languages and over 70 countries, including China, Argentina, Italy, Iraq, Finland, India, Japan, and South Africa. The wall is a positive civic engagement project to help us restore perspective, understand our neighbours in new and enlightening ways, and improve the well-being of our communities. The project has been featured on NBC, CNN, TED, and Oprah Magazine.

Each Before I Die wall is created and maintained by an individual or group of people who are passionate about creating a space for their community to share more with one another, in this case LeftCoast. We are presenting the wall in two communities, Haweside and Flakefleet.

We would like a photographer to document the wall in each location during its four week exhibition period. The nature of the wall is that it will change from day to day. Some days it may be full, some days someone may have wiped it clean or it might rain and wipe everything off.

We require a photographer to visit each wall at different times of the day and days of the week – a minimum of four visits to each wall – to capture the different ways that it is being used.

The photographs will be the only documentation that the wall was ever installed and as such are an important legacy for taking conversation forward and profiling the work in the future.

For more information download the full brief – Before I Die – Photograhers brief FINAL.

Image Credit: Tony Antler, Newport News, USA

 

SpareParts Festival: Programme manager wanted

Do you want to press the accelerator and  help SpareParts power into the future? The SpareParts Programme Manager will have a pivotal role in the growth and development of SpareParts Festival.

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Do you want to press the accelerator and  help SpareParts power into the future? The SpareParts Programme Manager will have a pivotal role in the growth and development of SpareParts Festival.

The role requires energy, initiative and strong organisation skills. It is a great opportunity for an individual to network themselves comprehensively into the Outdoor Arts circuit in the UK and build experience.

If you are passionate about helping to transform the cultural landscape in the North of England this could be the job for you.

Find out more here – SpareParts Festival Programme Manager 2018

Deadline – 5pm,  Friday 23 February

 

 

 

Artist Call out: SpareParts Festival

SpareParts Festival, an arts festival dedicated to all things transport, travel and motion, is on the lookout for fantastic acts, performances and artists for their three 2018 festivals. A firm

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SpareParts Festival, an arts festival dedicated to all things transport, travel and motion, is on the lookout for fantastic acts, performances and artists for their three 2018 festivals.

A firm favourite on the festival circuit, this year’s locations and dates are as follows:

Sandbach – 22nd April

Crewe – 7th July

Fleetwood – 15th July

If you are interested get a move on and download all the information – SpareParts 2018 Artists’ Brief final.

The brakes will be applied on the deadline of 28th February.

Programme Evaluation – consultant brief and ITT

We are seeking an external consultant with expertise in evaluation and arts engagement to:  Design and implement a whole programme evaluation for LeftCoast  Adopt an outcome focused evaluation methodology

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We are seeking an external consultant with expertise in evaluation and arts engagement to:

  •  Design and implement a whole programme evaluation for LeftCoast
  •  Adopt an outcome focused evaluation methodology
  •  Develop recommendations for LeftCoast’s governance, programming and legacy

LeftCoast is in its second phase of funding from the Arts Council – from October 2016 to October 2019. The evaluation will draw on learning from phase one and deliver a robust methodology for phase two.

If you are interested in this please view the full brief – ITT_FINAL 020218

Deadline: 23 February 2018

Join Our Team: Creative Community Activist

A great opportunity has arisen to join LeftCoast as it’s Creative Community Activist.  LeftCoast supports all the people involved in our projects to develop a greater sense of well-being and

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A great opportunity has arisen to join LeftCoast as it’s Creative Community Activist.  LeftCoast supports all the people involved in our projects to develop a greater sense of well-being and connectivity to the places that they live in. We work with individuals, organisations and whole communities to bring about positive change and improve the quality of life in local areas. For the next two years, we require a highly-motivated and people savvy individual to help deliver a dynamic programme of creative community engagement activity.

If this sounds like you or someone you know please take a look at the Creative Community Activist Job Pack and download the LeftCoast Application Form to apply.

ARTIST BRIEF: Real Estate – Long Term Socially Engaged Artist Residency

We are seeking applications from artists who work in a socially responsive way who would be interested in relocating to Blackpool or Fleetwood for a long term live/work artist residency

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We are seeking applications from artists who work in a socially responsive way who would be interested in relocating to Blackpool or Fleetwood for a long term live/work artist residency on two local housing estates.

The two live/work residency opportunities have been informed and shaped by experiences working across Blackpool and Wyre over the last four years and will be one of our longest interventions to date. They are a direct response to opportunities that have presented themselves, a wide range of partnerships and the potential to become pioneers for change in the area. They are a response to the question we often get asked when a project finishes ‘what happens next?’ They are also an experiment into what happens when artists become part of a community rather than visiting a place.

Please find out more information in the Real Estate Artist Brief.

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 20 February

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