Recruiting Now!

Lead Artist for Porthmeor Young Artist Programme
at St Ives School of Painting

Deadline: Midnight Thursday 19 January 2017
Group interview: Wednesday 25 January from 4pm where you will lead a short arts activity
Individual interviews: Thursday 26 January from 3.30pm onwards
Project start date: Thursday 2 February 2017
End date: 8 September 2017
Fee: £5,500 consisting of Thursday after school workshops weekly, Sunday afternoon workshops fortnightly and a Culture Camp in summer 2017, all offering Arts Award (bronze, silver and gold). Alongside planning meetings, debriefs, evaluations and additional team meetings.

Porthmeor Young Artists is a new ‘out of school’ programme proactively targeting local young people that will offer high-quality creative learning with a practising artist and cultural engagement. The programme will target young people who’d benefit to develop their skills with a focus on painting and drawing, confidence and self-esteem and young people with a passion for arts. It will contribute to young people’s employability and progression in education by offering Arts Award (bronze, silver and gold.)

This is happening in the historic backdrop of The St Ives School of Painting; an inspiring location on Porthmeor beach and a Mecca for Modern artists like Peter Lanyon, Naum Gabo and Ben Nicholson. We want to bring art alive in this space for young people and are looking for a Lead Artist to work alongside the Young Artists Coordinator to make this happen.

We are seeking these qualities in our Lead Artist:

- Passion for sharing a love of painting, drawing, looking and responding to the world
- A strong art practice of your own
- Experienced in working with young people
- Positive and charismatic
- Organised in approach
- High quality facilitation skills and inclusive in their practice
- Uses differentiation to support varying needs of young people
- Experience of Arts Award
- Ability to work in a collaborative way and incorporate young people’s ideas and opinions.

The artist will be freelance and required to run Thursday after school workshops weekly during term time, Sunday afternoon workshops fortnightly and a Culture Camp in summer 2017, all offering Arts Award (bronze, silver and gold).

To Apply: Cover Letters should be no more than 300 words outlining your own art practice, your experience of working with young people and how you would approach working with the groups, with a current CV. Please also include 2 images (or links) to your work.

Submit Cover Letters and current CV to Cat Lee Young Artists Coordinator cat@schoolofpainting.co.uk by Midnight Thursday 19 January 2017.

Please note: you are to be available for the Group interview on Wednesday 25 January from 4pm and individual interviews on Thursday 26 January from 3.30pm onwards.