Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Sustainable Development Fund supported video project based at Blythburgh Church, Suffolk
Please note, this opportunity is currently only open to W&BA members. Membership is £15 a year, providing many benefits for working artists. It can be purchased via our membership page.
A series of videos will be commissioned by Waveney & Blyth Arts (W&BA) and created by an Ecologist, Artist(s) and Poet(s) taking inspiration from the landscape and species found at the Blythburgh Holy Trinity Church site in Suffolk. The aim of the video series is to creatively engage people within the natural landscape, which is also the organisational aim of Waveney & Blyth Arts.
The project is part of our ‘Bugs & Blossoms’ programme of events, taking a creative look at biodiversity in our patch.
The videos will encourage people to take notice of nature, learn more about the Blythburgh Church site and surrounding areas in the AONB, and encourage (safe) visits.
We are seeking 2 x Professional Artists to each facilitate a live 1-hour Zoom art workshop for families and adults. The activity will take inspiration from the Blythburgh Church site and surrounding areas.
The workshop will be recorded so that it can be shared to a wider audience later in the year.
The project has now commenced and we would like the Zoom art workshops to take place in August 2020, at a mutually convenient date as agreed with W&BA and the selected artists.
The 2 x successful artists will be paid a commission of £100 for a 1 hour online workshop inclusive of prep time. There is an additional budget for materials and for travel at £0.25p per mile for research visits to the site, if required – these will need to be pre-agreed with W&BA prior to claiming.
We ask that the selected artists have the following:
- Zoom application on their computer with a good, reliable internet connection
- Art facilitating skills with a clear and engaging communication approach
- Take into consideration the limited materials that people will have access to at home to take part – keep it simple but imaginative
- Create an arts workshop which will respond to the Blythburgh Holy Trinity Church and surrounding landscape
- Be familiar with the Suffolk Coast AONB area
- Provide a copy of a recent DBS check and suitable insurance cover
W&BA will provide a representative during the Zoom art workshops to provide technical support, e.g. muting participant microphones/cameras and asking questions submitted via the chat box from participants. W&BA will schedule a short test call before the live workshops take place to check that the set-up is working sufficiently.
The selected artists will be provided with support to work up a suitable plan with resources from Suffolk Coast AONB.
Submit an application
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including people with disabilities, Black and Minority Ethnic groups and those identifying as LGBTQ+.
To apply, please submit a written proposal (up to 400 words) or a video proposal (maximum 3 minutes).
Please outline in your application:
- Your relevant experience – digital/online arts engagement or workshops; family and intergeneration art projects; art projects inspired by place, nature and environment
- Your workshop idea and chosen art-form – how you will make this clear, accessible and enjoyable for people to take part in
We would also welcome a simple overview of your work and a CV.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for this opportunity is Friday 31st July 2020 at 5pm. We will notify all applicants within 1-2 weeks of the deadline.