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Event Artists

Website RIG Arts

RIG Arts 

Bank of Event Artists for the EVOLVE project, Seedhill, part of the Culture Collective funded by Creative Scotland 

contact : rebecca@rigarts.org

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If you have any questions about the role or application process, need clarification on any point or need this information provided in a different format, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re keen to promote an accessible, equitable and respectful working culture for all our freelancers and collaborators.

About the Role

  • RIG Arts are looking for a bank of artists or creative practitioners to deliver participatory activities or happenings at outdoor 3 hour community arts events.
  • Part of our EVOLVE project, based in Seedhill, Paisley. 
  • Selected artists would be working alongside our Community Artist Assistant and other RIG Arts staff working on the EVOLVE project.
  • Selected artists will deliver engaging and fun creative activities.
  • The events will be intergenerational and may include unattended children and young people, families, and adults.
  • Visitors may stay for all of the event, or just a few minutes, and the activities or happenings you propose should reflect this. 
  • The events will be held in a small playpark and green space (McKerrell Street playpark) using our Arts Bus and/or gazebos as a base.

Candidate Specification

Necessary:

  • Ability to tailor workshops for a range of abilities and commitments.
  • Comfortable in delivering activities/ arts happenings in-person and outside.
  • Ability to build rapport with people.
  • Experience in delivering arts activities to community groups.
  • Experience in work in events-type settings where participant turnarounds may be quick.
  • Good understanding of planning and delivering participatory arts activities and happenings.
  • Ability to set own agenda whilst also communicating with the Artist Assistant and Project Coordinator.
  • Commitment to participatory arts practices.

Desirable:

  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Willingness to contribute to small ‘vox-pop’ style dialogue to be used in our project podcast.
  • Interest in and commitment to access, inclusion and widening participation in the arts.

How to Apply

If you are interest in applying please email Rebecca at rebecca@rigarts.org with “EVOLVE Workshop Artist” in the subject heading with:

  • A cover letter of no more than approx 1 A4 page outlining your relevant experience, skillset and ideas for the activity/ happening you would deliver. This can also be supplied as an audio or video file of no more than approx 4 mins.
  • A CV.
  • Links to your work and/or a series of images of your work.
  • Details of a reference. 


We’re keen to programme a range of activities and happenings for the day, so if you think you have something to offer but are worried it’s a bit out of the box, please get in touch with us!

There will be 6 events taking place throughout the EVOLVE project between July 2021 – October 2022.

As part of this role, you will also have the opportunity to engage with the broader Culture Collective (explained in more detail below), a network of 26 Scottish arts and culture organisations. 

Fee per artist: £38/hour, 4 hours to prep and deliver 1 x 3 hr activity or happening for 1 event. You would be required to be at the event 30 mins before to set up, and to remain after to pack-down your station.

You would be responsible for submitting your invoices to us and would need to be registered as self-employed, have public liability insurance and a PVG.

Location: Seedhill, Paisley.

This is a rolling application closing by October 2022. Please submit your interest for consideration at any time.

For further information, please contact the Project Coordinator, Rebecca at rebecca@rigarts.org

Accessibility

The Art Bus and marquees used to extend the workshop space are wheelchair accessible.

We are in the process of identifying nearby publicly accessible toilets.

We welcome Access Riders from all our artists to ensure that we are supporting them as best we can with any access needs.

RIG Arts’ staff team for EVOLVE is composed of 3 members of full time staff as well as 2 freelance project workers. All of these workers are white and non-disabled. We recognise that this may be an access issue for Black applicants, applicants of colour and disabled applicants. We are speaking with the Culture Collective team from Creative Scotland to arrange for equality and support structures to be in place.

RIG Arts is particularly keen to receive applications from people from marginalised backgrounds and people with lived experience of systemic oppressions. We are also keen to receive applications from artists who are residents of Seedhill, Paisley and Renfrewshire.

More about the project:

EVOLVE is an exciting 18 month creative regeneration project based in the Seedhill area of Paisley, funded by Creative Scotland as part of the Culture Collective. The EVOLVE project will build on existing community momentum gained during the Seedhill Urban Growing and Recycling project (SUGaR) 2016-2019. 

EVOLVE will be supported by a steering group consisting of RIG Arts, Williamsburgh Housing Association, Renfrewshire Leisure and Seedhill community representatives to initiate an integrated arts approach to improve the area. Through an artist in residency programme, bi weekly creative workshops, events and the use of green and underused spaces residents will have the opportunity to regularly connect with creative practitioners. EVOLVE’s aspirations are to inspire and unlock community potential, to create a sense of place, celebrate local identity and renew pride in the area whilst developing a creative vision.

The project will centre around the McKerrell Street Park space and WHA’s existing community flat, enhanced by RIG Arts capacity to nurture and deliver online engagement. All workshops and events will be free and accessible for all abilities.

More about the Culture Collective:

Creative Scotland with Scottish Government emergency COVID-19 funds launched the Culture Collective pilot programme to support creative practitioners, organisations and communities to work together across Scotland to help shape the future of local cultural life.

The programme focus is on community engaged creative activity, supporting 26 lead organisations in Scotland working collaboratively to develop ways of responding to the impacts of the ongoing pandemic and establish a network of creative practitioners, organisations and communities, working together to create a positive difference locally and nationally in response to COVID-19.

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