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Fermynwoods Bulletin: Issue 11

Our Summer 2017 bulletin includes information The Twelfth Player performances at Sixfields Stadium, our Art-Work-Placement programme, Fermynwoods Friends Scheme, a free resource for schools, and more.

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Local Photographer Wanted To Lead Competition and Document Artwork

Local Freelance Photographer is wanted to run a community competition and document public art project. Applicants for this role must be self-employed and have professional experience in photography and preferably in organising competitions or similar community events.

There is a £2,000 fee and project budget (excluding VAT), this includes any travel expenses and costs to print and install the photographic exhibitions.

This temporary, part-time role will involve two separate responsibilities, applicants must be able to work independently and correspond with stakeholders:

  • To publicise and celebrate the installation of a public artwork in Priors Hall Park, Corby by documenting the installation

  • To lead on a community photography competition, including judging and delivering the entrants exhibition of selected photographs
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    Applicants must have a clear DBS certificate issued within the last two year.

     

    Public Art Project Documentation

    Applicants must be available during 17th March to 31st May 2017 to record the installation of a series of public artworks in the Priors Hall Park housing development. The rights to any resulting images or videos will be transferred to the Priors Hall Park Neighbourhood Association for purposes of sharing and celebrating the artworks which they have selected from a public callout. This will include capturing images of the artist and community engaging with the artwork at the opening event.

     

    Community Photography Competition

    Local residents, particularly young people, are being invited to take inspiration from the public art project and photograph local species. Selected entrants will be exhibited in a public community centre. The role will include working with the residents’ panel to launch the competition, promote the competition and judge the entrants.

    The competition will focus on capturing images of distinctive species of fauna and flora which are native to the area and close to the community’s heart.

    Application Process

     

    Please send a CV with examples of work and a covering letter by 12 noon on 8th March to Angela:


     

    Candidates will be interviewed on Thursday 16th March.

    Download this opportunity as a PDF

    This project is led by Priors Hall Park Neighbourhood Association. Thanks to Made In Corby and Arts Council England for their funding and support
     
    MICArts Council England
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    Call Out For Public Artwork Commission

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    We invite artists with experience of working in the public realm to develop a series of site-specific artworks. The artwork must create a visual or narrative link between three villages which are being built as part of a development project in Corby, Northamptonshire. These sites together constitute Priors Hall Park, a culturally-diverse neighbourhood in close proximity to local nature. Shortlisted artists will be asked to visit the site in January 2017 as part of their proposal development for which an artist’s fee is available.


    Expressions of interest must be received by:
     
    11 December 2016

    Download the full brief including budget and schedule: here.

     

    Please read the artist’s brief and send letters of interest to info@fermynwoods.co.uk including:

  • Details about your relevant previous work (including images)

  • Experience of working in and responding to public spaces and communities

  • Information about how you would respond to this commission, including initial ideas

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    OPEN ONLINE SEVEN – CAN YOU HEAR ME?

    Fermynwoods is seeking proposals from artists for new or past artworks to be presented online from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017 and inspired by the way in which coded transference of data can bring about social or political change. This exhibition is part of a series of online-based commissions, the most recent of which, Too Long For iTunes can be viewed here.

    Applications should be emailed to info@fermynwoods.co.uk

    Application deadline:
    Sunday 23 October 2016

    To download full application brief please click here.

    TO APPLY
    Please send the following:

    – A Proposal, including the concept, an explanation of any responsive or interactive components and a schedule

    – Examples of previous work either in links or as email attachments

    – A CV, with full contact details

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    Programme Assistant

    • 4 days/week Paid Internship (£8k-£11k pro rata)

    • Art forms: Contemporary Visual Art

    Closes Friday 29th April 2016

    • Contact: Yasmin Canvin – yasmin@fermynwoods.co.uk
     
     
    Job Description

    You must be, at the time of applying, aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.

    (Please quote number Ket/16140).
     
     
    Who & What

    Fermynwoods Contemporary Art is an educational charity that commissions innovative and meaningful ways for visual artists to engage with audiences, in real and virtual spaces, across East Northamptonshire.

    Fermynwoods is seeking to appoint an Intern who will be able to support and develop its artistic and education programme and contribute towards the fundraising to deliver the programme. The intern we are wishing to appoint will also need to be able to support the organisation’s social media and marketing: updating and improving content for its website, newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts. There will be a substantial administrative element to the role as well as programme and event delivery, so some out of hours working will be expected. The successful Intern should have an awareness of the current funding ecology and have experience in the arts sector of liaising with partners, funders, schools, artists and venues; as well as the use of employing social media and the Internet to engage audiences. They will gain an understanding of website content management systems (CMS) and how to design and send out E-newsletters.

     
    What We Are Looking For

    Our priority is finding a self-motivated, organised, punctual, flexible & curious individual who can work independently and as part of a team. The position is suited to someone with a passion for the arts, proficient in the use and creation of interesting digital and written media.

     
    Person Specification

    • A genuine interest in the arts and in people
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Social media and IT savvy
    • A creative thinker with good organisational and administrative skills
    • A self-motivated team player
    • Flexible and hard working
    • Prepared to get stuck in to make sure what needs to be done gets done
    • Sense of humour
    • A driving licence and use of car is desireable but not essential

     
    Pay
     

    The rate of intern pay, based on a 30-hour week for 6 months, is given below:

    Total Pay for 18-20 year olds = £4,134.40
    Total Pay for 21–24 year olds = £5,226.00

     
    Place of Work
     

    Thrapston House, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NF

     
    How to apply
     

    Please e-mail your CV, together with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this post and what skills and experience you would bring to it, to yasmin@fermynwoods.co.uk

    (Please include your NI number on your CV)

    Please email Yasmin (yasmin@fermynwoods.co.uk) with any queries about the Job Description or application process.

     
    Closing date for applications
     

    Friday 29th April 2016 – Noon

     
    Start date:
     

    10th May 2016

    Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th April 2016 at Thrapston House, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NF.

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    Volunteer Reflection

    For the last three months, two students from University of Northampton have been volunteering with Fermynwoods, assisting with our weekly workshops with students from The CE Academy. As we approach the end of the university year one of the students reflects on her time in the woods.

    Out in the woods there is a certain atmosphere present: one of creativity and the possibility to achieve

    I am a university student currently studying Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. I envision my future career to be entered around helping individuals through artistic methods of communication as an art therapist. Fermynwoods is an excellent example of how strong a method of communication and development art can be.

    As a volunteer with Fermynwoods I was able to be highly involved with the children who use the service. This enabled me to get one on one experience with children that I may come to work with within my future career and has therefore provided to be an invaluable experience for me.

    Fermynwoods provides a unique experience that enables individuals to grow not only artistically, but as people, aiding in social, emotional, and intellectual development of the children who use the service but also the adults surrounding them. The children are all strong charactered individuals and taking them into a forest to talk about art wouldn’t necessarily be their initial idea of fun. However, when they are out in the woods there is a certain atmosphere present: one of creativity and the possibility to achieve. The fact that Fermynwoods provides this atmosphere for the children made my time volunteering with them over the past two terms very interesting and highly enjoyable.

    For me, the greatest element of my experience was the children that I was able to work with and connect with that really made my experience what it was.

    Claire Williamson

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    Exhibition Brief

    Open Online 6

     

    “Too Long for iTunes”

    1 January 2016 – 31 Dec 2016

     

    Challenging the limits of online presentation and exploring offline digital culture

     

    Artists are invited to propose works on this theme for our sixth annual curated open online exhibition.

    (Please visit fermynwoods.co.uk/current-programme/open-online-five for the fifth and current iteration).

    Total fee of £1,400 to be divided between 1 and 7 successful artists.

    * 16 October 2015 – Deadline for submitting proposal or information about a finished work

    * 17 October 2015 – Selection of work (by Fermynwoods staff and curator Antonio Roberts)

    * 30 October 2015 – Selected artists informed

    * 27 November 2015 – Deadline for artwork to be sent to Fermynwoods

    * 1 January 2016 – Launch

    For submissions, questions about the brief or technical aspects please contact: info@fermynwoods.co.uk

    Click here to download full brief.

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    Audience Development & Marketing Assistant

    • Full Time Paid Internship (£8k-£11k pro rata)

    • Art forms: Contemporary Visual Art & Theatre

    Closes Sunday 30th August 2015

    • Contact: Michael Supple – michael@fermynwoods.co.uk
     
     
    Job Description

    You must be, at the time of applying, aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.

    (Please quote number Ket/6148).
     
     
    Who & What

    School of Fish Ltd is a theatre-based consultancy that seeks to develop practice in the educational and arts sectors. Fermynwoods Contemporary Art is an educational charity that commissions innovative and meaningful ways for visual artists to engage with audiences, in real and virtual spaces, across East Northamptonshire.

    Both organisations are at different points of development. This internship provides an individual with the opportunity to work with both organisations; for School of Fish it involves helping to shape, develop and systematise a virtual presence and media strategy; for Fermynwoods it will be to support the organisation with its next stage of growth and to develop its audience reach and engagement.

    Consequently, this internship is to provide development, marketing, administrative, programme and event management support to two arts organisations: School of Fish Ltd and Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Ltd.

    Assisting the Directors of both organisations you will gain a wide range of experience in relation to the arts sector, liaising with partners, funders, schools, artists and venues; you will be employing social media and the internet to engage audiences. You will also gain an understanding of website content management systems (CMS) and how to design and send out E-newsletters.

     
    What We Are Looking For

    Our priority is finding a self-motivated, organised, punctual, flexible and curious individual who can work independently and as part of a team. The position is suited to someone with a passion for the arts, proficient in the use and creation of interesting digital and written media.

     
    Person Specification

    • A genuine interest in the arts and in people
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Social media and IT savvy
    • A creative thinker with good organisational and administrative skills
    • A self-motivated team player
    • Flexible and hard working
    • Prepared to get stuck in to make sure what needs to be done gets done
    • Sense of humour
    • A driving licence and use of car is desireable but not essential

     
    Pay
     

    The rate of intern pay, based on a 30-hour week for 6 months, is given below:

    Total Pay for 18-20 year olds = £4,001.40
    Total Pay for 21–24 year olds = £5,070.00

     
    Place of Work
     

    Thrapston House, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NF

     
    How to apply
     

    Please e-mail your CV, together with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this post and what skills and experience you would bring to it, to michael@fermynwoods.co.uk

    (Please include your NI number on your CV)

    Please email Michael (michael@fermynwoods.co.uk) with any queries about the Job Description or application process.

     
    Closing date for applications
     

    Sunday 30th August 2015 – Midnight

     
    Start date:
     

    28th September 2015

    Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at Thrapston House, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NF.

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    Freelance Development Manager

    FIXED TERM CONTRACT

    Dates: 6 months, preferably April to Sept 2015, with the possibility of an extension to 12 months

    Fee: £6,000 (including VAT)

    Hours: Approx 1.5-2 days a week

    Location: Thrapston, Northamptonshire, can also work remotely and attend meetings across the County and local area.

     

    We are now looking for an experienced freelance consultant to work with us to build on existing partnerships and activity, to develop new programmes and partnerships to support the organisation and enable it to continue to grow.

     

    Areas of Responsibility

    • To review the Business Plan 2015-2018

    • To meet with key staff from our partner organisations (Northamptonshire County Council and the National Trust) to inform the plans for our future activity

    • To build on our work with the Complementary Education Academy by developing education programmes for other local Pupil Referral Units

    • To identify and develop business partnerships for the Mobile Art Library programme, ideally local and national businesses based in the county

    • To develop relationships with locally based independent schools and develop an educational offer for them

    • To support the Artistic Programme & Core Costs through fundraising

    • To explore the possibility of developing an online learning programme around artists responding to context

    • To explore the possibility of a funded research programme exploring how we can improve quality of engagement in practice

    • To network with organisations and groups such as Common Practice, to inform them about our work and identify potential new approaches and ways of working

    • To identify other new opportunities that support our Vision and Mission

    • To promote our success stories, along the lines of Michael Kaiser’s Institutional Marketing

    Application Process

     

    Please send an up to date CV, together with a Covering Letter to yasmin@fermynwoods.co.uk explaining why you are interested in this opportunity, how you would use your skills and experience to support Fermynwoods’ development, and detailing your current commitments.

    Deadline: Midnight Thursday 26th March

    Interviews: Thursday 2nd April

    The interviews will be held in our office in Thrapston with Tim Smith (Chair of Trustees) and Yasmin Canvin (Director). We will pay travel expenses for candidates attending the interview.

     
    Click here to download Development Manager Brief (PDF)
    Click here to download Staff & Board Structure (PDF)
    Click here to download Fermynwoods Brand 2015 (PDF)
    Click here to download Annual Report 2013-2014 (PDF)
    Click here to download Fermynwoods 2014 Accounts (PDF)

    Click here to download all documents (ZIP)

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    Call for artists

    MK Gallery is currently recruiting for ‘Collaborate 2015’, an artist-in-residence programme offering inspiring and experimental cross-artform collaborations via our holiday sessions.

    Via a series of six sessions the chosen artist will be asked to propose and invite a different artist to collaborate with during each holiday period. Over the course of the year families will be invited to join the six individual sessions to create collaborative artworks and installations which bring audiences closer to understanding, and contributing, to the artistic process.

    £200 per session plus a materials budget (max. £100) should be agreed in advance for each session, dependent on activities planned.

    Please click here to download the full brief.

    How to Apply:

    Open to all artists living in Bucks, Beds and Northants. Send your name, contact details and CV to vmayes@mkgallery.org

    Please also include one side of A4 outlining your artistic and educational practices plus experience of engaging young people and families in arts based workshops or projects. Choose one or two past projects/workshops you have worked on which best portray the style of your engagement, with a focus on the processes that you particularly enjoy utilising. It would also be helpful if you could provide a suggestion of the type of artist who, if selected, you would be keen to collaborate with.

    Deadline for application:

    12noon, Friday 12 September 2014.

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