Artist Residency 2016: Outdoor Arts Practitioner, MK Gallery

Deadline: Friday 11 December 2015. Paid.

MK Gallery’s Learning Team is seeking an Outdoor Arts practitioner or artist collective to be our Artist in Residence 2016 and support the conception and delivery of our Green Town Group project.

The Green Town Group is a pilot outdoor arts engagement programme supported by the Ernest Cook Trust, one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts charities. The successful applicant will devise artist-led activity designed to test new approaches to outdoor learning. This includes the delivery of twelve outdoor sessions in MK’s green spaces between January and June 2016 for four selected MK primary schools, and six sessions for families with children ages 7+ during school holiday periods across 2016.

Applicants will need to be able to draw on a wide selection of ideas and skills in order to initiate exciting creative learning experiences in an outdoor context, making use of Parks Trust locations across Milton Keynes. The successful applicant will also be expected to support pupils and participants wishing to achieve their Discover and Explore Arts Awards certificates, a nationally recognised arts engagement scheme.

The total project fee is £5,000. This fee includes all project planning, preparatory meetings and delivery. For further details please visit www.mkgallery.org to download our Artist call out and a recruitment pack for this opportunity or email bmitchell@mkgallery.org for further details.

Deadline for applications 5pm 11th December 2015. Selected artist will be notified early January 2016.

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