AberdeenshireArts | Lead Artist Opportunity – DEMENTIA & ARTS

November 16, 2012

An experienced and enthusiastic Lead Artist / Creative Practitioner is sought for Create:Connect. This is a joint commission between Aberdeenshire Council and Alzheimer Scotland, offered as a freelance contract. The Lead Artist/Creative Practitioner should have a minimum of three years experience of developing creative methods of participatory working with vulnerable people in the community.

The Lead Artist/Creative Practitioner total fee is £6,900. From start of contract to April 2014, the work will include:

• Project management;drawing up and agreeing budgets, timescales, resources, potential venues, promotion etc for the 4 project elements (participatory arts workshps with carers and cared for, on line fourm and resources), in agreement with the steering group.

• Directly managing and overseeing any other freelance artists identified by Aberdeenshire Council to deliver the 4 project elements. Other freelance artists will be contracted in consultation with Aberdeenshire Council.

• Designing, coordinating and delivering a programme of training for artists to work with people with dementia, their carers and associated staff in health and leisure.

• Delivering creative training sessions for staff and volunteers in health and leisure to enable them to understand and co-deliver the work over a longer period of time.

A formal timeline and deadlines will be agreed with the appointed person following their appointment to the project. All materials, travel and expenses are included within this budget.

The project structure and methodology will be agreed between the Artist and the Project Steering Group consisting of the Arts Development Officer, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Advisor, person with early stage dementia, carer, Community Learning Worker and associated staff in healthcare and leisure (e.g. libraries).

The 4 Project elements total budget is £14,726:

Please note, the Lead Artist/Creative Practitioner role does not include delivery of the 4 project elements, however they would be welcome to apply for these roles through the tendering process.

This IS a Creative Ptractitioner opportunity – please don’t be put off by the procurement document attached, just work through it carefully.

via AberdeenshireArts | Opportunities.

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