Artist Opportunity - Access and Inclusion Artist Facilitator

a space’ arts is look­ing to work with an artist in the cre­ation and expres­sion of a new Access & Inclu­sion Action Plan (AIAP).

The AIAP will give the organisation a new structure for delivering Access and Inclusion work. The final plan will include a set of commitments that are shared with the public.

The role is designed to bring the voice and views of a d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent artist into team discussions. The artist will work with the staff to create a realistic action plan. They will also create an artistic outcome that communicates the final AIAP to the public.

We are open minded about the form this outcome takes. Examples could be a zine, an audio work or a moving image piece. The outcome should clearly communicate the AIAP to the public and take into account audience access needs. The team will work with the artist throughout the process to develop ideas for the final outcome.

The Brief

This brief calls for an artist to work with the team in three ways:

- To take part in a series of sessions by contributing to and building conversations that help the organisation in the creation of the AIAP. We hope this will be a helpful learning experience for the artist.

- To organise and host a focus group with other d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists which will review the AIAP and commitments

- To produce a creative outcome for the final AIAP and commitments which will be shared with the public. We are open minded on the outcome and this can be discussed during the production process.

You can download a large print PDF brief here

The total project budget is £3150, and includes the lead artist fees, materials, and fees for focus group artists.

How to apply

Please include with your EoI:

- 250 words about your motivation to participate, how you think you would contribute and what you hope to get from the process.

- 250 words about your practice and how you might approach creating a final artistic expression of the AIAP – you do not need to detail what the artistic outcome would be at this stage, please outline your methodology, practice or approach to making.

- A link to a website or social media channel that shows your work and practice or up to 3 images of your work.

For any questions about the brief, the EoI process or how to apply please email or call 023 80 338 778. Our Artist Access Fund is also available to help artists who want to apply and we are happy to talk through any access needs we can help you with.