Freelancer opportunities: Brand New World visual arts education programme, LLP

The Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership is inviting applications for freelancers to support our Brand New World visual arts education programme. Liverpool Learning Partnership and the Sister Gwen Appleton Trust are funding six secondary schools to take part in this programme next academic year (September 2021-July 2022). Brand New World will engage 140+ young people from diverse backgrounds in learning about visual art and expressing their voice by creating an art work with a professional artist.

The programme will provide opportunities for young people to explore their experiences of living in our current world, their heritage and identities, their hopes and dreams for the future, and how they can express these using visual art of any discipline. Each school will take a different approach that responds to the needs and interests of young people involved. Art can be a starting point for discussion about issues relevant to young people today, for example equality, diversity and inclusion or climate change. Showcasing the final art works will provide a platform for the young people involved to tell their stories, their truths, to educate, spark conversations and demand change.

We are currently recruiting for specialist people, all with lived experience of racism and discrimination, who because of their race or citizenship or ethnicity are put at systemic disadvantage. This particular protected characteristic is an occupational requirement to provide appropriate support from someone with lived experience when facilitating discussion about race, racism and discrimination. The roles include:

Artistic Lead – £3875 – to support the vision of Brand New World and ensure young people’s voices are heard and captured throughout the project:Brief-Brand-New-World-Programme-2021-22-Artistic-Lead

  • Wellbeing Practitioner – up to £1425 – to support the development of the programme so that it is sensitive to young people’s needs and vulnerabilities; and to be available to provide mental health and wellbeing support as and when needed:

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  • Visual Arts Workshop Facilitator– £350 per day/£175 per half day including planning – to kickstart the programme with an exciting, interactive, hands-on visual arts workshop and provide young people with an initial experience. This role is suitable for an emerging artist or an artist who would like to gain experience of working with a school – those selected could also apply for the longer-term artist commission when that is advertised:

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If you are interested, please click on the links above to refer to the more detailed role descriptions and find out more about the context, role, plan/timescale and objectives for this programme, and how to apply. The closing date is Monday 23rd August 10.00am for the Artistic Lead and Wellbeing practitioner roles; and Tuesday 31st August 10.00am for the Visual Arts Workshop Practitioner role. Interviews for the Artistic Lead and Wellbeing Practitioner will take place between Tuesday 7th and Friday 10th September. Schools will contact the visual artists they are interested in working with to arrange recruitment.