Creative Leicestershire February E-bulletin

Call for Proposals – Click; Connect; Curate; Create
Click; Connect; Curate; Create is looking to commission a series of development projects that will allow us to explore what potential digital content we can use to encourage engagement with and visits to our collections (either within museums or within our Collections Resource Centre). By working with creative practitioners / researchers/ creative media & digital heritage companies we would like to have a range of projects that will allow us to understand different opportunities for exploiting our content online.

We are seeking proposals to develop prototype/test projects in the following areas: Digital Modelling, Gaming, Interpretation, Storytelling and Social Media strategies. We are inviting proposals from arts organisations, creative practitioners, digital media companies, heritage companies as we would like to have a range of activities to choose from. Whilst digital content creation is at the heart of this programme we would encourage proposals that include events, physical products and include a range of artforms and technology. To view the full briefs go to our Project Commissions page.

Marketing Officer – Embrace Arts
Salary Grade 5 – £20,374 to £24,289 per annum, Open Ended Contract, Ref: SSC00493. Working with the Embrace Arts team and supported by the Enterprise Manager and Co-Directors with other marketing specialists (when required), your role will be to develop and implement the Embrace Arts marketing strategy to increase audiences and income and to raise our profile within the University of Leicester and its communities. Deadline 16th February. Apply here.

Events Coordinator – Music for Everyone, Nottingham
Salary: £19,500 – £21,000 (pro rata) Part time – 3 days per week (to include some evening and weekend work)
We are looking for an experienced events coordinator to provide administrative and practical support to our extensive participatory music programme. The role of Events Coordinator is an important new post at Music for Everyone, a unique, dynamic and successful music participation organisation for people of all ages in the East Midlands.

The post provides the opportunity to take on new creative challenges in a supportive context, working with a committed team of experienced music leaders, administrative staff and voluntary supporters. The closing date for applications is Monday 3 March 2014 at 12 noon. Interviews will take place in Nottingham on Friday 7 March 2014. For more information and to download the full job description and person specification please visit the Music for Everyone website.

Leicester City Council Festivals & Event Online Tender Form
At a number of Festivals throughout the year Leicester City Council ask businesses to tender for the opportunity to sell their goods as part of the event. Tender forms for these opportunities are now available online. The tender opportunities for this year’s Riverside Festival are now open for Caterers, Arts & Crafts Stalls, General Stalls and Funfair.

Festival Volunteer – The Spark Arts for Children
The Spark Festival is a two-week summer festival of the performing and visual arts for children in Leicester. Taking place across the city in schools, libraries and venues such as Curve, The Y and Phoenix, The Spark Festival brings the best in children’s theatre, music and dance to 0-13 year olds and their families. Each festival welcomes over 18K people and this year we are looking for volunteers to both support the run-up to and the festival itself. This year’s festival runs from 19 May-1 June. Whether you are interested in getting work-experience, would like to try something new, or would just like to volunteer your time and meet new people, we are interested in hearing from you. We need support in: Marketing and distribution including online and print communications; Stewarding at performances; Helping with arts and craft activities; Event support; Representing The Spark at schools, with delegates and to the public; Getting feedback and evaluating the festival. Closing date 5th March. For more information and for an application form please email

Mini-Event Creative Practitioners – Flaming Skirt Festival2
Flaming Skirt Festival2 is an alternative contemporary arts festival in a rural industrial location on Sunday 27 April 2014. Four mini-events will be held in village halls in east Amber Valley, Derbyshire, the fifth will unfold on the coach carrying the participants between the venues, building during the day with delightful surprises encountered at each venue. Are you a creative person experienced at inspiring audiences in village communities? Do you have the skills to bring accessible contemporary art to this festival with humour and beauty in a refreshing way? I need five artists/creative practitioners: each to devise and facilitate a dynamic activity, something intriguing or spectacular that lasts a maximum of an hour including set up time. This could be film/photography, dance, drumming, mask making, story telling/local history, games, Room 13 ideas…

Fee: £250 for planning, delivery, travel and materials. Overnight accommodation is available with local artists if necessary. For further details contact Sally Lemsford on 07974 785624. To apply please complete an application form available from Sally at Deadline: 5pm Friday 28 February 2014; successful applicants will be notified by Monday 3 March 2014

Designers / Illustrators / Studio Assistants – Watermark Publishing
Watermark Publishing is one of the U.K.’s leading Greetings Card Publishers. We are currently seeking highly creative, motivated designers, illustrators and studio assistants to join our ever growing team. If you think you are suitable and have a willingness to learn, then we would love to hear from you! Deadline: 28th March. Please visit for more details and to apply

Temporary Creative Mac Artworker – Watermark Publishing
Watermark Publishing is a market leader in the innovative design of greeting cards for the UK. We currently have positions available for Temporary Creative Mac Artworkers to join the creative team at Watermark Publishing. The main purpose of the role will involve art working to structured briefs in a target driven environment, utilising the design packages Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Other aspects of the role will include creating finishes for greeting cards, typesetting, colour retouching and image manipulation.

A creative background in Graphic Design or similar would be preferred, however other candidates would be considered. The successful candidate will possess excellent Mac skills and will enjoy the technical artwork side of the creative process. Deadline: 28th February, to apply please complete the online form: quoting ref: TCMAWM03

Communications Internship – Spottydog Communications
We’re offering a paid three month internship to a graduate who’s looking to get some really great experience of working within the PR,communications and social media sector. We work with a great mix of clients delivering consumer, b2b and public sector campaigns for clients across the Midlands, in London and Internationally. We’re based in rural Leicestershire near Desford, so access to a car is essential. Deadline: 28th February, email for more details.

Artist Brief – Accessing Rutland’s Museums Project
Rutland County Council is to commission a work of art to raise awareness of, and enhance, the new Bus Station in Oakham. The Council seeks a unique contemporary work inspired by local heritage, culture and transport, which will be accessible to the general public and will actively involve local people in the development of the design.

Expressions of interest are required by 12 noon on 28th February 2014.  This should include an artist’s CV, examples of relevant previous work and a statement explaining why they are interested in this particular commission, based on the information provided in this brief.  We would particularly like to hear about your experience of developing community art projects and how you plan to engage local people with this project. Expressions of interest should be sent to: Robert Clayton, Culture & Leisure Services Manager, Rutland County Council, Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW, 01572 758435, Please see the Creative Leicestershire Jobs Page for the full Artist Brief.

Freelance Artists, First Movement
At First Movement we are entering into an exciting new phase in our development and are looking to expand our bank of sessional arts workers. In particular, we are looking for arts workers with an interest and experience in digital arts technologies who will support the development of Raise, our international arts technology project. Applicants should have a passion for working with people with disabilities, and always be keen to find ways for learning disabled participants to be empowered to be the originators of their own creative work. This needs ingenuity and inspiration. Ideally leaders should be practising artists/musicians/performers with experience of working in a participatory arts setting.

If you are interested in working with us then please send your CV along with a short covering letter outlining your interest in the position to If you would like to know more then call us on 01629 734848 or find out more about the work we do at Closes Saturday 15 February.

Operations Manager – National Trust
Ulverscroft, Leicestershire, Permanent, Full Time, £23,497 per annum. An inspirational leader with a passion for engaging people in heritage, you’ll identify and explore new opportunities to maximise the appeal of Stoneywell Cottage and take responsibility for its care and preservation. Creative in your thinking and operationally hands-on, you’ll lead a team of staff and volunteers, ensuring that we deliver outstanding visitor experiences time and time again. What’s more, you’ll explore and develop an exciting range of activities, attracting new people to experience and enjoy everything that this beautiful Arts and Crafts cottage and garden has to offer. To find out more, and to apply, please visit the website. Closing date: 16th February 2014.

Pianist for Dance Classes – Ballet Theatre UK
Ballet Theatre UK are seeking a part-time classical pianist to accompany professional and pre-professional ballet classes. Experience of playing for dance is not essential as training will be given but an interest or understanding in classical dance is preferred. Application deadline: May 31st 2014. Contact for more information.

Commercial Street/Hip Hop Teacher – Ballet Theatre UK
Ballet Theatre UK is seeking a part-time teacher of commercial dance to deliver weekly term time classes to students of the full time HNC/HND vocational training programme. Applicants should have a number of years experience as an industry professional and able to give constructed classes in current commercial technique. Application deadline: May 31st 2014. Contact for more information.

Contemporary Dance Teacher – Ballet Theatre UK
Ballet Theatre UK is seeking a part-time teacher of contemporary dance to deliver weekly term time classes to students of the full time HNC/HND vocational training programme. Applicants should have a number of years experience as an industry professional and able to give constructed classes in Graham/Hawton/Cunningham/Lemone based technique. Application deadline: May 31st 2014. Contact for more information.

Artangel Open
The new Artangel Open is £1 million initiative in alliance with BBC Radio 4 for new site-specific commissions across the UK – a call for artists working in all media, anywhere in the UK, to come forward with bold site-specific proposals that will transform the UK’s cultural landscape. Open invites artists to submit their ideas for projects of real scale and ambition in relation to particular places – ideas which might otherwise never see the light of day. Open proposals are encouraged from visual artists, filmmakers, writers, artists working in the digital space, composers, theatre makers, producers and choreographers.  Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2014, click here to find out more.

For full details visit the Creative Leicestershire Jobs Page

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