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Freelance Creative Producer

Freelance Creative Producer: Market Place

Base location: Ely. Area of activity Fenland and Forest Heath, travel to be expected.

FEE: £6,000 (plus travel) for work between February – June 2018 (plus 2 days to feed into evaluation between July – September 2018). Approx. 24 days to finalise Phase 1.

(Phase 2 runs from October 2018 – 2021. Successful completion of Phase 1 may result in a freelance contract from Oct 2018)

Market Place is an Arts Council England Creative People and Places (CPP) funded programme which is designed to develop new ways of engaging more people in great arts experiences in areas of least engagement. Market Place is currently in the final year of its phase 1 programme supporting the seven market towns of Fenland and Forest Heath to bring creativity, fun and excitement to the region. As with all CPP programmes, Market Place is governed by a Consortium of organisations with Babylon ARTS (ADEC), based in Ely being the lead organisation. We have recently secured funding for phase 2 which will run from October 2018 for a further three years until 2021. For an overview of the current Market Place programme please go to: www.cppmarketplace.co.uk

Market Place has tested a range of ideas in its first three years which has resulted in projects as wide ranging as a music weekend in March, a heritage trail in Brandon and a kite festival in Newmarket. From January 2018 we are delivering an extension to Phase 1 to July 2018 for which the role of Creative Producer will support the creative development of:

 A Celebration strand with events in Newmarket and Wisbech to bring together the themes that have been delivered by communities throughout Phase 1, representing the local voice and celebrating what has been achieved.

We are looking for an experienced Creative Producer who is committed to making a difference to the lives of people and communities through the arts and will strengthen the art of storytelling in Fenland and Forest Heath districts.

The freelance Creative Producer role will work with the Market Place team in Fenland and Forest Heath districts to make new connections with local communities, artists and delivery partners to deliver artistic commissions and engagement activities to achieve the Celebration strand’s artistic and audience development ambitions.

The Market Place team is led by Babylon ARTS Operations and Development Director, supported by Consortium partners and trustees and staff of Babylon ARTS (the lead organisation for Market Place).

Purpose of Role

The Creative Producer will provide artistic leadership, co-ordination and ensure successful delivery of the Celebration commissions and engagement activities for Market Place phase 1 extension across Fenland and Forest Heath. The role will be tasked with developing relationships with the local communities and partners and implementing the commissioned artistic programme.

Please download Application Pack Creative Producer and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Job share not available for this role.

For further information, or an informal chat about the post, please contact: Stephanie Peachy. Market Place Consortium Chair Stephanie@nnfestival.org.uk 01603 878285 / 07537 965053. Please return your application and equal opportunities form to admin@cppmarketplace.co.uk by 12 noon on Friday 19th January 2018. 

The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post as soon as possible with a start date to be negotiated.