5 Oct 2009 – 31 Mar 2010

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Call for Artist Participants at 3 levels


ASPIRE — Call for Artist Participants at 3 levels Variable days between 5 October 2009 - 31 March 2010 (Freelance contracts) An exciting experimental project funded by the Arts Council England and the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk will be starting this October at King's Lynn Arts Centre, a venue managed by the Borough Council. ASPIRE is a pyramid of learning and professional development through the arts involving local young people, 6 Creative Apprentices, 3 local artists, 2 Eastern Region artists and 1 national/international artist all sharing ideas amongst themselves and with the public and via the internet. With the Shakespeare Barn at King's Lynn Arts Centre as the project hub, ideas will evolve over the autumn and will culminate next spring with an event devised and delivered by all participants. Lead National/International Artist (1 opportunity of 8 days) £2000 overall fee (plus travel expenses & accommodation) 6 days contact in King's Lynn (Wk beginning 5 October, wk beginning 4 January 2010 and wk beginning 29 March 2010 + email project support remotely (equivalent to 2 days). ”¢ Are you an established artist, exhibiting at a national and/or international level? ”¢ Can you inspire others with a ‘big idea' to kick start a ground breaking project? ”¢ Is your practice socially engaged or multi-media and experimental? ”¢ Are you willing to share your ideas to enrich other artists? Eastern Region Artists (2 opportunities of 18 days each) £3,600 overall fee (plus travel expenses) 18 days contact time in King's Lynn between 5 October — 31 March on an almost weekly basis ”¢ Are you a mid career artist living and working in the Eastern Region? ”¢ Are you keen to assist a national/international artist to realise a vision for the Aspire project? ”¢ Are you able to mentor local emerging artists to develop their practice? Local Artists (3 opportunities of 30 days each) £3,000 overall fee 30 days contact time in King's Lynn between 5 October — 31 March on an almost weekly basis, including some evenings ”¢ Are you an artist living and working in or around the West Norfolk area ”¢ Are you keen to develop your own practice in a communal studio with advice and support from a range of professionals? ”¢ Are you keen to become part of the innovative Aspire project being mentored by others and mentoring younger apprentices? Applicants should note that the Local Artist appointments will be made subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau, paid for by the Council. For an informal chat about these freelance opportunities, call Liz on 01553 779095 Application packs are available online at www.kingslynnarts.co.uk, by email :lfalconbridge@west-norfolk.gov.uk or by mail to Liz Falconbridge, Arts & Education Manager, King's Lynn Arts Centre, 29 King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1HA Closing date: Tuesday 8 September 2009 Interviews: Tuesday 15 September and/or Wednesday 16 September 2009


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