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Producer, Artist Development

Reference
VAC-19275
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Sector
Creative & Design
Location
London
Salary
£25,500 plus benefits
Expiry Date
21/10/2019
Artsadmin is recruiting for the position of Producer – Artist Development. Artsadmin’s Artist Development programme includes a free year-round advisory service and a number of schemes, workshops, labs and development opportunities.

Job Description

Producer – Artist Development

Please find enclosed the Job Description and Person Specification for the position of Producer – Artist Development. If you would like to discuss the role informally please feel free to contact me.

The Artist Development Programme is at a moment of transition. We are reviewing how it is integrated with other strands of artistic practice within Artsadmin as we work towards the creation of a new artistic and business plan for the organisation.

In this context we are seeking to employ an experienced producer to deliver key elements of the programme as it stands and work with us on imagining the future shape of artist development within the organisation. This involves working directly with artists to support their aims and ambitions delivering a range of professional development activities, for artists and arts professionals. It will also involve collaborating with the wider team at Artsadmin on specific projects.

Artsadmin’s Artist Development programme includes a free year-round advisory service and a number of schemes, workshops, labs and development opportunities. Specialising in contemporary performance practice, Artsadmin collaborates with artists of all ages, from those who are new to making work to artists who have established careers.

This is a full-time position for the fixed term of one year.

To apply go to https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/about/jobs 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 21 October 2019.   

Interviews will take place on 31 October 2019.

 

If you have any difficulty completing the online form please email jessica@artsadmin.co.uk or call us on 020 7247 5102.

 

Thank you for your interest in Artsadmin. 

 

Kind regards 

 

Deborah Chadbourn

Executive Director

 

Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street London E1 6AB, UK

WEBSITE artsadmin.co.uk TELEPHONE +44 (0)20 7247 5102

EMAIL admin@artsadmin.co.uk TWITTER @artsadm

 

DIRECTORS FEIMATTA CONTEH, JOOST FRANKEN, CHARLES GARRAD, STELLA HALL, CHRISTOPH JANKOWSKI, LOIS KEIDAN, FREYA MURRAY, ALISON RITCHIE, MHORA SAMUEL, JEREMY SMEETH, VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER: 657086117. REGISTERED IN THE UK NUMBER: 2979487. REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER: 1044645

 
ABOUT ARTSADMIN

 

Artsadmin is a producing organisation, which enables artists to create without boundaries, connecting bold interdisciplinary work with local, national and international audiences. We also deliver free advice, training, and artist-led development opportunities for hundreds of artists: from young people getting involved in performance for the first time through to artists with established careers. In London’s East End we have established Toynbee Studios, a centre for the creation, development and presentation of new work, where, in our rehearsal, performance and meeting spaces, new talent is constantly nurtured.  

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values. We aim to be:

Sustainable. Raising awareness of environmental issues through the arts and seeking greener ways of working
Collaborative. Developing long-term relationships with diverse audiences, artists and partners
Bold. Encouraging artists to take risks, supporting radical approaches and promoting experimentation

At Toynbee Studios, Artsadmin has established a centre for the creation, development and presentation of new work, where, in our rehearsal, performance and meeting spaces, new talent is constantly nurtured.

Artsadmin has secured a long lease on Toynbee Studios until 2038. The building is also home to over 20 arts organisations/practitioners and offers artists, tenants and audiences a creative centre in East London to share and experience new work, attend workshops and talks, develop and present work.

Artsadmin presents a public programme of work at Toynbee Studios each year with events in the café, theatre and other studios. Working in collaboration with festivals, artists and other organisations, Artsadmin programmes work that reflects our core values.

Artsadmin celebrates its 40-year anniversary in 2019. We look forward to receiving applications that explore how we can support the artist community in the UK to survive and thrive.

Working with disabled and non-disabled artists both emergent and mature, across gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, global and local, Artsadmin strives to put equality and inclusion at the core of its activities – as artist producers, advisors, curators and collaborators. We particularly encourage and welcome applicants from protected characteristic groups currently under-represented at Artsadmin, including BAME and disabled people.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

Artsadmin’s Artist Development programme includes a free year-round advisory service and a number of schemes, workshops, labs and development opportunities. Specialising in contemporary performance practice, Artsadmin collaborates with artists of all ages, from those who are new to making work to artists who have established careers.

The Artist Development Programme is at a moment of transition. We are reviewing how it is integrated with other strands of artistic practice within Artsadmin as we work towards the creation of a new artistic and business plan for the organisation.

In this context we are seeking to employ an experienced producer to deliver key elements of the programme  as it stands and work with us on imagining the future shape of artist development within the organisation. This will involve working directly with artists to support their aims and ambitions delivering a range of professional development activities, for artists and arts professionals. It will also involve collaborating with the wider team at Artsadmin on specific projects.

This is a full-time position for the fixed term of one year.

The programme currently includes:

Artists’ Advisory Service: Artsadmin’s one-to-one advisory service is open year-round to all UK-based artists working in contemporary performance practices.

Our advisory service was set up in 1998 and has since provided advice, information and guidance to over 5000 artists. Sessions can be one-to-one or for groups for artists who are working collaboratively. We also offer sessions in person, or by skype, phone and email.

The content of advisory sessions is artist-led and driven by the questions each artist brings, ranging from dialogue around artistic ideas, project development, opportunities, contexts for developing and showing work, funding, marketing, documentation and representation, networking, research and collaboration.

Other Artist Development activities include:

Artists’ Bursary Scheme: Bursaries offering time, ongoing advice and money to explore new ideas and processes. Run through an open-call application process, each round of the bursary scheme offers 7 – 9 bursaries.
Workshops: Professional development workshops on areas such as access, greening your practice, fundraising, marketing, documentation,
Weekender Labs: Intensive labs led by international artists which are open to all artists
Partnership projects: These include partnerships with Live Art Development Agency on DIY - an opportunity for artists to conceive and run innovative and unconventional professional development projects for other artists, and our graduate artist award BANNER, in collaboration with Goldsmiths College and Royal Conservatoire Scotland
Artsadmin’s weekly e-digest: an artists' resource featuring information on funding / commissions / platforms / calls for artists / seminars / workshops / courses / resources / jobs and opportunities 

 

Producer, Artist Development
JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Producer will work as part of Artsadmin’s team, alongside the other Producer - Artist Development, to develop and coordinate effective support for artists and arts professionals working within the areas of live art, performance and interdisciplinary arts.

Salary:                  £25,500

Hours of work:  40 hours per week including a paid lunch hour. Office hours are usually 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. If additional hours are worked no overtime will be paid but time off in lieu can be taken.

Holidays:             20 days plus statutory holidays and Christmas closure

Reporting to:    Artistic Director 

Responsibilities include:

Artists’ Advisory Service: Advice, Info and Training

Hold one-to-one and small group advice sessions with artists at all stages of their career and offer advice, information and support by email, skype and telephone in response to artists’ queries
Develop and deliver workshops and presentations with other members of the Artsadmin team, focusing on key areas of artistic or professional development for artists and arts professionals
Gather and disseminate information relevant to contemporary artistic practice, such as contexts in which to develop and present work, funding and commissioning opportunities, networks, marketing and representation, documentation, project management
Maintain and update Artsadmin’s database of artists, companies and other promotional/information networks, including gathering monitoring information
Supervising the Artsadmin e-digest on occasion

Artist Development Support Schemes and Awards

Development, coordination and co-programming of artist development schemes, such as the Bursary Scheme
Coordination and implementation of selection processes and criteria
Advising artists on application processes and providing feedback
Administration of programmes including budget coordination, schedules and planning
Support Bursary artists through constructive one-to-one dialogue and advice

Produce Bursary artists’ events at Toynbee Studios in collaboration with Artsadmin’s building and programming team, to include performance events, research sharings, workshops and residencies
Contribute to evaluation, funding monitoring and Trustee reports
Contribute to the development and maintenance of relationships with partners, funders and other stakeholders
Coordinate information for fundraising applications
Coordinate a review of the bursary programme including key stakeholders (artists, staff, wider cross-arts community)

Marketing and Publicity

Support the marketing and communication of Artist Development activities, liaising with Artsadmin’s marketing team and writing copy for public events, Artsadmin’s website and brochures, invitations, and distributing documentation.

General

Regularly attend Artsadmin events and activities both within Toynbee Studios and elsewhere and take an active interest in seeing work related to Artist Development services and schemes
Keep abreast of opportunities available to artists and wider developments in the fields of contemporary theatre, dance, live art, performance and interdisciplinary arts

Represent Artsadmin at events and conferences as required
Commit to Artsadmin’s aims and values

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION


Essential skills / experience

Keen interest in and knowledge of the breadth of practices in the UK contemporary performance and live art sector
Knowledge and experience of national opportunities and support structures for artists working with contemporary performance and live art or interdiscipliniary arts practice
Experience of and commitment to supporting artists in developing their practice
Experience of working effectively with a wide variety of artists, groups and partner organisations
A high standard of verbal and written communication skills, with especially strong listening skills  
Demonstrably excellent project management, administrative and organisational skills
A pro-active team player, able to effectively prioritise workload
Knowledge of IT, particularly MS Office software 
Numeracy and project budgeting skills
Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion

 

Desirable skills / experience

Knowledge and/or experience of international opportunities and support structure for artists working with contemporary performance and live art, or interdiscipliniary arts practice
Knowledge and/or experience of professional development in the wider cultural or creative industries
Knowledge of Artsadmin's work

Experience of working in a busy office environment
Experience of Mac computing
Knowledge of design software (Photoshop, InDesign etc)