Signals is a leader in creative digital learning, using digital arts collaboratively for learning, social and creative outcomes.
With the rise of artists using digital technology within their practice, there is a clear opportunity for artists to use these skills to work with cultural and education partners to embed technology within their programme and/or curriculum to create fun and engaging ways of raising attainment in a variety of topics.
Signals, in partnership with parters Colchester Arts Centre, Firstsite and The Mercury Theatre, has identified a clear demand for more creative digital practitioners in the North Essex area. With funding from Arts Council England we’ve created this artist development opportunity with these aims in mind:
Artists may develop existing work or collaborate with other Plug In development artists.
Artists will create work on a theme of collaborative digital working. Throughout the intensive development program, they will be based at Signals but also work closely with education teams at partner organisations to identify and respond to their needs.
Participating artists will also be required to contribute to the evaluation and promotion of the Plug In festival, and will be asked to contribute to blogs and videoed interviews.
Signals is looking for artists whose practice currently includes digital technologies and have an interest in developing skills in cultural education delivery. Such as, delivering workshops or collaborative digital process and/or delivery.
NB This artist’s opportunity will be promoted nationally through Arts Jobs listing, but is more likely to attract artist from the eastern region. It is suitable for early career artist or those interested in developing new skills.
Applicants are asked to submit:
Selection will be via a panel of Signals and host partners. Please note successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
Deadline for submissions: Midday (12pm) Monday 19th Feb 2018
Q. I’m not a digital artist, but I work with a lot of community groups. Can I still apply?
A. Absolutely. We’re looking for people of all backgrounds, all we require is that you show a commitment to embracing technology as part of your practice.
Q. I don’t live near Colchester, can I still apply?
A. We do expect artists to travel to Colchester for the duration of this opportunity and we cannot fund accommodation.
Q. I’ve never run an educational workshop before, can I still apply?
A. Definitely. We’re looking for creative technology enthusiasts with great communication skills, we’ll teach you how to prepare and deliver a workshop.
If you have any other questions about this opportunity please ring the office on 01206 560255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.