Deadline 10 July 2019
We are recruiting Digital Artists for our in-depth participatory arts project called Every Child Is An Artist for work taking place September – December 2019, at our partner primary school in Birmingham.
We are looking for freelance artists with experience in Digital Arts, specifically coding, AR, projection mapping and/or working with equipment such as LittleBits and MakeyMakeys and Arduinos.
Every Child Is An Artist is a nationally ground breaking programme to develop the artistic skills abilities of all the children in our partner primary schools, across the different art disciplines. We are developing an arts curriculum in our primary schools delivered by practicing artists, working at the forefront of arts educational practice. Now embarking on its second year we are looking for Digital Artists to join the team and expand on the work already undertaken.
Each term we work towards an exhibition or event that connects with the friends and families of the children. Our website www.mercurialdance.co.uk/#artists-in-schools has short films about the project so far.
We are looking for up to two artists with differing practices who can deliver regular sessions with the children, keeping a continuity and progression to skills and development throughout a term. We are working across all year groups in the school (1-6), so if you have a specialism for a specific age group please state it.
The school has a good technical resource including 30 Macbook Airs, whole class resources of Littlebits & Makey Makey’s and iPads with scratch, 123D Design and other software which we would like you to make use of. There is a materials budget for additional resources (eg certain software or craft materials).
Key Dates if selected
Safeguarding & School Induction, (w/c 15 July or w/c 2 September)
Term time on Tuesdays (and/or) Wednesdays from Week Beginning 2 September to Friday 20 December
Wednesday 11 December Community Exhibition/Event
Location: Yardley, Birmingham UK
Fee from £220-£250 per day, inc VAT; dependant on experience; plus planning time and materials
How to apply
please contact us, sending with a CV and letter of introduction detailing
• Information about yourself and your educational approach
• Your relevant experience including age group specific examples
• Initial ideas for the digital arts area or approach you would like to take with the children
• Confirmation that you hold or are willing to have an enhanced disclosure check (DBS)
Send it to info [at] mercurialdance.co.uk or use our contact form here
Mercurial Dance ltd. Studio 11a, Canal Warehouse, Leicester Row, Coventry, CV1 4LH.