Magnetic North – Opportunity for Performers

Deadline for applications:  Wednesday 17th May 2017

Magnetic North is running its multi-art form artist development residency Rough Mix at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles this June. Rough Mix is a practical opportunity for artists to try out new ideas and new ways of
working: it brings together five experienced artists from different disciplines and gives each of them time to start developing a new project idea in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere.

In order to facilitate this Magnetic North are recruiting a group of 6 performers to work with the artists from 19th - 30th June (Mondays to Fridays). If you are an actor or dancer based in the Borders, please email by Wednesday 17th May with a CV.  

Terms: ITC/Equity contract, £460 a week. 

Borders Heritage Festival – Design Opportunity

Deadline for applications:  Tuesday 30th May 2017 

Quotations are invited to design a new logo/image and website for the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival and Forum. 

The Borders Heritage Festival was established in 2009 and has achieved considerable growth in the last 2 years.  In order for the festival to keep growing and developing it needs to reach new visitors which is the aim of the new branding and website. 

The contract will be managed by Live Borders on behalf of the Borders Heritage Festival and Forum and will form part of the lasting legacy of the Year of History, Heritage and Architecture 2017.

For more information and to download the brief please visit the Live Borders website. 

Lightwaves International Artist Residencies

Deadline for applications:  5.00pm, Friday 2nd June 2017

Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow in collaboration with VU Photography Centre, Quebec are delighted to launch a call for submission from artists working with photography, for International Residencies one of which takes place in October 2017 and one in April 2018.

They are looking for 2 dynamic artists from Scotland to participate in this exciting opportunity that is part funded by British Council’s office in Canada and Quebec Government.  The residency will involve creative dialogue with a partnered Quebecois artist prior to the residency stay in Quebec, with opportunities for further dialogue during the reciprocal stay in Scotland by the Quebecois artist. Some of this dialogue will be captured on a project blog.

The opportunity includes a funded one-month stay in Quebec at the arts cooperative Meduse, access to VU’s photographic facility, with the output of an exhibition bringing the work of the 4 artists together in a partner venue in 2018/19. The residency will involve an online creative exchange between the selected artists in Scotland and those in Quebec around themes of heritage and migration. 

Flight, accommodation, per diems, exhibition production support and an artist’s fee of £1000 is available.

For more information and to apply please visit the Street Level Photoworks website.

Scottish Book Trust – Book Week Scotland 2017: Call for Partners

Deadline for applications:  5.00pm, Friday 2nd June 2017

The sixth annual Book Week Scotland – Scotland’s national celebration of books and reading – will take place from Monday 27th November to Sunday 3rd December 2017.  The Scottish Book Trust are looking for partners across the country to put on engaging public events. 

Event support for eligible events is offered at £325.00 per event/activity which can be used to cover an author fee of at least £175 per event, travel expenses and event expenses.  

If you are interested in becoming a partner for Book Week Scotland and receiving funding to put on an event during the week, please visit the Scottish Book Trust website 

Dumfries & Galloway Unlimited (DGU) – Freelance Commission Opportunity

Administration/Communications Co-ordinator

Deadline for applications:  2.00pm, Monday 12th June 2017

Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Arts (DGU) are delighted to announce a commissioning opportunity for the freelance role of Administration/Communications Co-ordinator.  The role contributes to the development of Dumfries and Galloway’s creative community and the delivery of DGU’s objectives by providing administrative support for the Board of Trustees of Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of the Arts (DGU) and carrying out a broad range of administrative functions to support the delivery of communications and marketing for DGU. The work and outputs of the freelance commission will be overseen by the DGU Arts Development Director.

The contract is for 9 months from 1st July 2017 to 31st March 2018 with the option to extend for a further period of 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance review and available funding.
A total of £10,647 is available for the 9 months up until 31st March 2018. Should the contract be extended for a further 12 months an additional £14,200 will be available for the following 12 month period until 31st March 2019 making a potential total contract value of £24,847. Our minimum requirement for the number of days to be spent delivering the commission is 12 days per month.
The application process for this freelance commission will be managed though the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) web portal and you must either be self-employed or registered as a company.  The brief will be sent to applicants/suppliers who have registered and expressed an interest via the PCS website from 8th May 2017.
For more information please visit the DGU website.



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