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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.

Operations & Development Director

Operations & Development Director Babylon ARTS (ADEC)

£35,000 per annum (pro rata)
Fixed term post (4 days a week) until 31st October 2021

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 12th January 2018 Interviews: week beginning 22nd January 2018

We are seeking to appoint an Operations & Development Director to provide leadership and management of the strategic priorities and finances of Babylon ARTS and directly manage its Arts Council England funded Market Place programme, reporting to both the Babylon ARTS (ADEC) Board of Trustees and the Market Place Consortium.

This role is funded 50/50 between Babylon ARTS and Arts Council England. The opportunity for the recruitment for this post follows a restructure which will see the creation of three new positions – an Operations & Development Director, Market Place Creative Manager and Creative Producer to deliver the extension period for Phase1 and a three year Phase 2 Market Place programme.

Market Place is a Creative People and Places (CPP) programme which is designed to develop new ways of engaging more people in and empowering them through great arts experiences in areas of least engagement. Supporting seven market towns of Fenland and Forest Heath to bring creativity, fun and excitement to the region; Market Place has an extension for its Phase 1 programme through to Autumn 2018 and its Phase 2 activity will run from October 2018 – 2021.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities with the ability to deliver business and financial planning and oversee implementation of a multi-arts, community led programme. An understanding of the local arts environment would be ideal but not essential.

Please download Application Pack Operations & Development Director and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Job share not available for this role.

For further information, or an informal chat about the post, please contact: Linda Holland, Babylon ARTS Trustee: linda.holland87@gmail.com Tel: 07933 769511. Please return your completed application form and equal opportunities form to admin@cppmarketplace.co.uk by 12 noon on Friday 12th January 2018.

For an overview of the current Market Place programme please go to:

www.cppmarketplace.co.uk

For an overview of Babylon ARTS (ADEC) please go to:

www.babylonarts.org.uk

Market Place Creative Manager

Market Place Creative Manager
Creative People and Places Consortium for Fenland & Forest Heath

£32,000 per annum (40 hours per week) Fixed term post until 31st October 2021

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 12th January 2018 Interviews: week beginning 22nd January 2018

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Creative Manager to lead and manage the artistic delivery of the Market Place project.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Babylon ARTS Operations & Development Manager and with a Market Place Creative Producer in the creation, planning, development, delivery and facilitation of this diverse and imaginative arts programme. The opportunity for the recruitment for this role follows a restructure which will see the creation of this new post, plus an Operations & Development Director and Market Place Creative Producer to deliver the extension period for Phase1 and a new three year Phase 2 Market Place programme.

Market Place is an Arts Council Creative People and Places (CPP) funded programme which is designed to develop new ways of engaging more people in and empowering them through great arts experiences in areas of least engagement. Supporting seven market towns of Fenland and Forest Heath to bring creativity, fun and excitement to the region; Market Place has an extension for its Phase 1 programme through to July 2018 and Phase 2 will run from October 2018 – 2021.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in leadership and management of multi-strand artistic programmes, a commitment to supporting people and communities who are not currently engaged in the arts, rigorous and responsive project management and experience of inspiring, motivating, and upskilling others.

Please download Application pack Creative Manager 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 12th January 2018.

For an overview of the current Market Place programme please go to:

www.cppmarketplace.co.uk

For an overview of Babylon ARTS (ADEC) please go to:

www.babylonarts.org.uk

 

Development Commissions – Round 3 – NOW CLOSED

APPLICATION ROUND IS NOW CLOSED.

Market Place is building audiences for the arts by supporting new activity that reaches new audiences in the market towns of Forest Heath (Brandon, Mildenhall, Newmarket) and Fenland (Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech).  As well as developing and delivering exciting and inspirational events in our seven towns, Market Place has also commissioned a range of artists, arts organisations and community groups to deliver their own new projects which reach new audiences.

WHO CAN APPLY

Development Commissions are open to anyone wanting to contribute to building the creative offer in the market towns of Forest Heath and Fenland. Creative businesses and professional artists are eligible to apply alongside voluntary arts groups, community organisations and young people. In developing your commission we would encourage you to collaborate with project partners to ensure that you have the capacity and skills to deliver your proposed idea.

Priorities for Round 3 of the Development Commission will be given to projects that:

  1. Support artists or arts organisations and community groups or organisations to work in new partnerships and to develop arts programmes or events, which are new or are of a scale or ambition that they have not delivered before
  2. Reach audiences who are new to the arts (as participants or audience) including marginalised or minority communities and individuals.
  3. Develop new arts programmes or events, which may be sustainable in the future.
  4. Have the potential to lever match funding or income in the short to medium term (i.e. beyond the life of this commission)
  5. Have the potential to reach across more than one of the Market Place towns.

Round 3 deadline 30th August 2017. Applications Round is now CLOSED.

Projects for Round 3 Development Commissions need to commence after 15 June 2017.

There is £40,000 in total for the whole Market Place region in 2017, with additional professional support from the Market Place team. We will provide up to £4,000 per commission. In some instances, the panel may not award the full amount, which is applied for. A spread across the towns is sought and awards will be made considering local need and strength of applications.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE  FOR APPLICANTS

  • If you have an idea for an arts activity that will develop arts audiences within the Market Place area, but are not sure it fits the Development Commissions, please do contact Catherine Mummery, our Programme Manager at catherine.mummery@cppmarketplace.co.uk. 
  • Receive one-to-one support to develop a project idea and a proposal via a meeting (in person or via Skype or by phone)
  • Send us you initial draft proposals so one of the Market Place team can raise any questions, or give advice to strengthen final proposals, to increase the likelihood of success
  • All activities must be completed by 30th April 2018. 

HOW TO APPLY

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS

GUIDANCE NOTES: DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

APPLICATION FORM (PDF): DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

APPLICATION FORM (WORD): DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

SCORING SHEET TEMPLATE: DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ROUND 3

Organisations making submissions, which are passed by the panel, will need to agree to terms and conditions to receive final approval and support. Details of the agreement can be found in the Guidance for Applicants pack.

If you have any questions about the development commissions, please contact Catherine Mummery, our Programme Manager, at catherine.mummery@cppmarketplace.co.uk or call 01353 611 591.

Volunteer Roles

We really value volunteers. They bring their own experiences, insights and interests to Market Place, helping us gain new perspectives and develop links with local communities.

Volunteers can be involved in a range of roles from marketing support to events management, research and work with databases, social media and offline promotion. Different people volunteer for various reason. You may want to try something new or gain new skills and experience, or maybe meet new people and get behind-the-scenes of the arts, or just to give something back to your local community.

If you would like to know more about volunteering for Market Place, please send your CV and expression of interest to Kayleigh Boyle at kayleigh.boyle@cppmarketplace.co.uk.