Freelance Artist-Facilitator Position (Youth Group)

This role is suit­able for a visu­al artist who has plen­ty of expe­ri­ence work­ing with vul­ner­a­ble young people

17:00 23/04/21
Contact Name
Helen Jacobs

The RWA has been successful in securing funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the delivery of its Light and Inspiration project. Part of this project is the delivery of the Activity Plan which aims to extend reach across a range of audiences and create a transformational and inclusive welcome for visitors and communities in Bristol.

One of the strands of this Activity Plan is working with Roma young people by facilitating visual arts workshops at a youth group. The group enables some of the most vulnerable
young people in Bristol to meet together in a safe place where they can engage in positive social activities with the support of youth workers. The young people have already participated in creative workshops with an artist at the community centre and at RWA, and the current artist needs to hand over the reins by June 2021.

RWA has partnered with the youth leaders to ensure consistency of delivery by running monthly workshops instead of shorter projects. It will be the first time that this group has
had a series of workshops in which to work more deeply with an artist facilitator, who will be carefully facilitating their creative expression as well as bridging a relationship between
them and RWA.

Purpose of role:
Facilitating participatory workshops and enabling new experiences for Roma young people aged 13-19, leading to strong outcomes such as participants feeling more individually confident and finding and nurturing their creative voices. Though sessions will be planned for the whole group, it may be possible to build in some 1-on-1 time to give the young people individual attention. These workshops will be offered throughout the year regardless of term time and school holidays. The monthly dates are not fixed and can be negotiated with the youth leader, but they will always be on a Thursday afternoon, once a month.

The postholder will be required to assist with the evaluation of the project and adhere to the RWA safeguarding policy.

FEE: £100 per workshop for 12 months (and ongoing thereafter, dependent on funding)

Workshops are 2 hours long, once per month at either Easton Community Centre or Felix Road (Thursday afternoons 3:45-5:45pm)

Fee covers hands-on delivery of workshop, planning and preparation time and evaluation. There is an additional materials budget available of £25 per workshop.

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