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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

 

RUSH sign up to Get Involved

If you want to be part of something amazing then sign up to take part in our next showstopper – RUSH. Part of Lightpool Festival on 26 October. Rehearsals start

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If you want to be part of something amazing then sign up to take part in our next showstopper – RUSH. Part of Lightpool Festival on 26 October.

Rehearsals start at the beginning of September at locations in Blackpool and Fleetwood. Click HERE for more details.

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

BEAT THE RUSH

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This is your chance to be part of something amazing, LeftCoast’s next showstopper – RUSH.

RUSH is an outdoor dance spectacular created by Southpaw Dance Company with a community cast of over 100 performing alongside the professional dancers and production team. We will be running workshops for eight weeks starting at the beginning of September, leading up show at the end of October which is one of the headliners for Lightpool Festival on 26 October 2018.

RUSH tells the stories that matter to Blackpool and Wyre residents in a huge release of energy and creativity. RUSH develops into a celebration, highlighting the power within community – Blackpool always keeping the lights on.

Find out more HERE and register to get involved!

What’s involved

We ask all participants to take part in regular weekly workshops a week throughout September and October, as well as the dress rehearsal and show date.

This opportunity is suitable for anybody wanting to try something new, You don’t need to have had any dance experience and it’s open to all levels of fitness.

Workshops will be held at a variety of locations and times, we’ll be releasing the details over the next few weeks.

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.

NEW Creative Development Support Available

Appointments for the for the popular monthly LeftCoast Surgeries are now available. Surgeries are available for artists or creatives looking for professional development support or just wanting to talk about

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Appointments for the for the popular monthly LeftCoast Surgeries are now available.

Surgeries are available for artists or creatives looking for professional development support or just wanting to talk about their creative ideas and how to put them into action.  Advice can be about anything and can include how to apply for funding and build the right network of contacts to get your projects underway.

Sessions are 45 minutes long & usually with Alexis Johnson our Creative Development Manager although specialist support is available from any of the LeftCoast team including communications and marketing and Alexis will be able to point you in the right direction.

Slots are available on a first come first served basis and sessions are available at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4pm on the dates below. Please book a slot using the links below:

Tues 28th August

Tues 4 September ***NEW DATE ADDED***

Tues 11 September ***NEW DATE ADDED***

Tues 25th September

Tues 16th October***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE***

Tues 27th November

More information about the support we offer to artists and creatives in Blackpool and Wyre can be found in the Creative Support section.

ARTS JOB OPPORTUNITY! SpareParts Festival – Artistic Director

An exciting arts job opportunity has arisen for a new Artistic Director (as our current Director is free-wheeling off to pastures new), to lead SpareParts Festival to infinity and beyond… well

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An exciting arts job opportunity has arisen for a new Artistic Director (as our current Director is free-wheeling off to pastures new), to lead SpareParts Festival to infinity and beyond… well Sandbach, Crewe and Fleetwood so far.

Are you passionate about helping to transform the cultural landscape in the North of England? Then this opportunity could be the one for you, SpareParts is a unique transport, travel and motion inspired arts festival currently touring to three transport festivals in the North West.

The Festival was established in Fleetwood in 2014 and, following great events there in the subsequent years, it is currently in year one of an Arts Council England three-year touring programme reaching three festivals in 2018 and five transport festivals in the North West by 2020.

The SpareParts Artistic Director will have a pivotal role in the growth and development of SpareParts Festival. The role requires energy, initiative and strong organisational and interpersonal skills. It is a great opportunity for an individual to network themselves comprehensively into the Outdoor Arts circuit in the UK.

For more information and details of the job role please download the role description – SpareParts Festival Artistic Director Role Description

To find out more about SpareParts please visit www.sparepartsfestival.co.uk or hop on over to our Facebook page @Sparepartsfestival. For images and films of SpareParts please visit our SpareParts page

This role is undertaken as a fixed term freelance contract from 1st September to 31st August It is offered for a fixed fee of £13,000 (approximately 5.5 days per month). Hours may increase in the immediate run up to each festival and decrease during interim periods.

It is expected that the contractor will work from Blackpool/ Fleetwood for one day a month (minimum) and should be prepared to travel to the other festival locations for meetings and events.

It is envisaged that this contract will be renewed pending successful implementation of the 2019 event season.

To Apply:

Please send your expression of interest to:

Dave Carlos (Fleetwood Festival of Transport) by 30th July 2018 at 5pm via email: sparepartsfest@gmail.com

Your letter of application should be no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you would be suitable for this role (CV’s can be included as an additional document).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on 6th or 7th August 2018 in Blackpool.

LEFT BEHIND #4 –

Local creatives come and join us for Left Behind #4 our fourth in the series of creative conversations responding to the recent FT article about Blackpool. We have recently commissioned

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Local creatives come and join us for Left Behind #4 our fourth in the series of creative conversations responding to the recent FT article about Blackpool.

We have recently commissioned five artists from the 90+ proposals that we received for the Left Behind brief. This is an opportunity for locally based artists who applied for the commission but weren’t successful to come and meet the panel and discus possible next steps. We will look at the programme of succesful proposals and why they fit the brief on this occasion. We will also look at other LeftCoast programmes such as LeftCoast Express and Future Popular to see if there are any opportunities to further develop your ideas.

We hope you can join us.

The venue is Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, FY11PU. The meeting will take place on Weds 27th June from 6pm til 8pm. Please register your attendance by clicking the register button HERE.

Digital Animators – call for proposals

Lightpool Festival are looking for experienced digital animators to join a wonderfully ambitious project celebrating the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations and to launch the Lightpool Festival 2018. Up to five digital

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Lightpool Festival are looking for experienced digital animators to join a wonderfully ambitious project celebrating the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations and to launch the Lightpool Festival 2018.

Up to five digital animators are required to create a fantastic experience in Blackpool – Light Odyssey – to push the boundaries of light, space, and sound. The Lightpool Festival is teaming up with BBC Philharmonic to create a fully immersive indoor spectacular in the world-famous Empress Ballroom in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

The project attracts a fixed fee of £4000 and the work is required to be deliverd by 20 September 2018.

Closing date for expressions of interest is 12pm on Monday 25 June.

Please see the Light Odyssey – animator brief for more information.

Join Our Team: Creative Development Manager

LeftCoast, Blackpool Ltd is a dynamic arts organisation that delivers the Creative, People and Places programme across Blackpool and Wyre. We have an opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join

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LeftCoast, Blackpool Ltd is a dynamic arts organisation that delivers the Creative, People and Places programme across Blackpool and Wyre.

We have an opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our team in a unique role as our Creative Development Manager to, primarily, develop, manage and deliver a programme of work in Blackpool and Wyre in which both emerging and established arts practitioners can explore/experiment, develop practice and find new ways to create, support and share great art.

You will lead on the following areas of work:

  • Project management and delivery of the Creative Development Strand within the LeftCoast Programme, including its creative skills development project at Art B&B
  • Procuring, Commissioning and Managing selected artist commissions for both LeftCoast and Art B&B
  • Managing a professional practice programme that supports the development of the arts and cultural sector in Blackpool and Wyre

You will need to have an authentic commitment to collaborative working and a passion for socially-engaged artistic practice to deliver in this unique and exciting role.

If you think this is you download the Creative Development Manager job pack and Application Form

More about LeftCoast

‘Creative People and Places’ is about more people choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live. Funded by Arts Council England, there are 21 independent projects based in areas where there are fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts.

We create and co-commission a wide range of arts programmes from large-scale spectacle to smaller, bespoke projects in our neighbourhood communities. We also facilitate the professional development of locally based artists and the wider creative sector.

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.

To find out more about LeftCoast visit www.leftcoast.org.uk

More about Art B&B

Additionally, within this role there is the opportunity to procure, commission and manage selected artist commissions for both LeftCoast and A B&B, capitalising on the professional development opportunities (artist talks, work shadowing, local making etc.) that this process will create.

A B&B (The Art Bed and Breakfast) is a culture-focussed community business that is reimagining the nature and purpose of B&B’s in Blackpool for the 21st Century. This will be achieved through commissioning artists to design and change the hotel rooms, communal spaces and certain aspects of its operations. All profits from the A B&B offer will be put back into developing creative opportunities, training and facilities for the communities of the Fylde Coast.

Its aim is to attract new visitors through a creative approach and develop a sustainable economy in order to re-invest in our communities’ creative and cultural futures for the long term.

Find out more at www.artbandb.co.uk

Closing Date: – 12 noon, 30 April 2018

Location: Blackpool

Salary: £28-30,000 dependant on experience

 

 

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

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