Senior Producer role

Do you want to become IBT's next Senior Producer?

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We're seeking a dynamic Producer with the vision and skills to develop and deliver our varied artistic programmes.

Working with exceptional artists and partners you'll become part of our dedicated and innovative team to create unusual experiences of the highest quality.

Please share this with anyone you think might want to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday 2nd June, 5pm.

Click here to apply and to find out more.

Extra-ordinary bodies

Coming to Telford this August!

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The active and creative communities team are looking to recruit 24 local people aged 18+ to create two groups of 12 participants who will each spend three days working with extra-ordinary bodies.

www.extraordinarybodies.org.uk

We are looking to recruit an even split of both people with a recognised disability and  those who do not perceive themselves as having any specific needs. Also on our radar are people who may have ended up isolated through circumstances life has thrown at them. 

The theme being explored through circus and conversation  is what does it means to be alive in 2017.

This  project is running across the country with one of the UKs strongest outdoor theatre companies who are seeking to inform a show they are developing for 2018. The project will also highlight what the talents and aspirations are of those who take part. We were approached  in part because of record in community arts, events and our track record in engaging creatively with people with disabilities.

We are seeking people from all walks of life to take part and would like a 50/50 split of those with and without  disability.

Young Disabled Artists Opportunity

The WHY? Festival...

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Please find below a link to the fabulous video explaining all about Permission To Perfrom and 'All The Things We Could Have Been' as a development opportunity and part of The Why? Festival:

https://youtu.be/t43zugoozIM

Shape Arts

Updates from Shape Arts recent mailing, including new grants!

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Brand New R&D Grants from NDACA!

Applications are now open for the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA)'s new Research and Development mentoring grants for emerging disabled artists!

NDACA, the Disability Arts Movement heritage project delivered by ourselves, is inviting UK-based emerging disabled artists to apply for one of four Research and Development Grants, which include mentoring by a key artist involved in the 'Golden Age' of the Disability Arts Movement. Applications are open to artists working in any art form, and they do not have to match the practice of their selected mentor.

Artists are invited to submit a personal statement about their artistic practice and a proposal of how they wish to make use of the grant award to us by 30 June 2017. 

For further information on how to apply, please visit: www.shapearts.org.uk/news/ndaca-rnd-applications

 

Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary: Oliver MacDonald at Turner Contemporary:

Join us for a free artist talk by our Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) recipient Oliver MacDonald in the Clore Learning Studio. On his penultimate day at Turner Contemporary, Oliver will be discussing his ongoing artistic practice and work, and reflecting on his three month residency, followed by an audience Q&A session. 

Tickets are free, but places are limited so please click here to let us know you're coming.

You can also introduce yourself to Oliver's work by reading our five minute Q&A blog with him at: www.shapearts.org.uk/blog/five-minutes-oliver-macdonald

 

Artist profile - Aidan Moesby:

Aidan Moesby is a visual artist and curator whose work increasingly explores civic and personal wellbeing. His practice is based around research and response, much of which is underpinned through conversations. These may be real, overheard, visual, imaginary or even virtual. He works extensively within arts and health, especially where art, technology and wellbeing intersect.

Moesby is fascinated by how we communicate and connect with ourselves, each other and the worlds we inhabit - He produces responsive interventions in which the works serve as the catalyst for a personal or communal exploration through an internal or socially active/engaged conversation.

Click here to read Aidan's profile in full.

 

We are seeking a Project Manager for NDACA:

The National Disability Arts Collection & Archive is a Heritage Lottery Fund project, delivered by Shape Arts, which will bring to life the heritage story of the Disability Arts Movement, a radical arts movement in which a group of disabled people and their allies broke barriers, helped change the law and made great culture about those struggles.

We are currently looking for the right Project Manager to deliver NDACA - click here for a more detailed read & apply by 8 May.

Time to get registered

Register, vote - and have your say!

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#CripTheVote is "geared towards both engaging the disability community in discussing the policies and politics that will most impact our lives but also to use our collective power to amplify the community's voice on these issues."

Click here to view the latest email newsletter from Shaping Our Lives, which explores the forthcoming General Election.

Artist Opportunity

Opportunity for artists with the Oriel Davies Gallery...

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I am writing from Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, to let you know that we have an exciting opportunity for new artists.

Litmus is a programme which offers early career artists the chance to develop and present their work through spaces across Wales and the Welsh Borders.

Here at Oriel Davies, we have a Litmus space which is small and yet versatile, measuring at 158cm (w) x 212cm (l) x 219cm (h). 

We have two Litmus spaces which we would like to take applications for - artists are encouraged to submit applications showing ambition, experimentation and creative risk taking as part of a commitment to developing their creative practice.

You can find more information about these places and how to apply by visiting: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/litmus-open-call-parts-2-3

Creative Technologist

Job opportunity for a Digital Artist/Creative Technologist...

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Rural Media is currently recruiting for a Digital Artist/Creative Technologist.

Visit https://www.ruralmedia.co.uk/about/work-us for further information about this exciting opportunioty.

The deadline to apply is May 8th - please feel free to pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

Artist Call Out

Why? Fest is looking for Midlands based Bands, Acoustic acts and Spoken word artists...

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We are looking for artists who describe themselves as from a Diverse or Disability Arts background - to perform at this 1 Day event in Birmingham on 8th July 2017.

Please circulate this information as far as you can and to any specific artists that you feel it may be of interest for!

Artists are asked to contact Robin Surgeoner, Festival Producer in the first instance via email: info@whyfestival.co.uk

To learn more about the background to Why? Fest, please take a look at www.whyfestival.co.uk

We are hoping to finalise the line up by early June so please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Kickstart for print run of 'DSM 69'

Taking a subversive look at psychiatry...

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My publisher Eleusinian Press-  http://www.eleusinianpress.co.uk/ - is publishing a book of my writings and art, taking a subversive look at psychiatry, called 'DSM 69'.

It is a small press and they have started a kickstarter for a print run.

I would appreciate support of the project, either in donating or sharing the kickstarter page on your networks: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1203601213/dsm-69-a-subversive-look-at-psychiatry-by-dolly-se

Thanks for taking the time out to read this, and all the very best,

Dolly Sen

http://www.dollysentraining.com & dollysen.com

March/April newsletter

There's lots of project updates in the latest DASH newsletter!

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Click here to access the March/April 2017 newsletter from DASH - with updates on the INSIDE project, reflections on Awkward Bastards ABsence - and details of our next Audio Description Training event in Cardiff, taking place on Wednesday 10th May.