We’ve a call out for Digital Artists to join our team for education work as part of our Every Child Is An Artist Programme.
Call for Digital Artists
With Primary Education Experience
Deadline 26 February 2021
We are recruiting Digital Artists for our in-depth participatory arts project called Every Child Is An Artist.
We are expanding our team and would like to hear from freelance artists with experience in Digital Arts and working with primary school age group. This tends to include coding, AR, projection mapping and/or working with equipment such as LittleBits and MakeyMakeys and Arduinos.
We have ongoing opportunities and are ideally looking for someone to start on 12 April (1 day per week) for the summer term at our partner primary school in Birmingham.
We are also looking for artists to teach Music production (garage band/Ableton) and Animation. We are not looking for film/video currently.
Every Child Is An Artist is a nationally groundbreaking programme to develop the artistic skills and 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. 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 (in online) that connects with the friends and families of the children. Our website www.mercurialdance.co.uk has short films about the project.
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 22 March)
Term time on Tuesdays (and/or) Wednesdays from W/c 12 April to Wed 21 July; additional opportunities in September the 21-22 academic year.
Location: Birmingham UK
Fee from £175-£240 per day,(inc VAT); dependent on experience; plus planning time and materials
How to apply
Please contact us, sending with a CV and 1 page 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) and can offer references
Send your application, questions or enquiries to Oliver Scott at Mercurial Dance: email@example.com, putting ‘Digital Artist Application’ in the email subject header.
Mercurial Dance ltd. Studio 11a, Canal Warehouse, Leicester Row, Coventry, CV1 4LH.