Town to Tide Artistic Director Brief
St Blazey Reclaimed, a community organisation in St Blazey is seeking an experienced Artistic Director to lead the Town to Tide project. The Artistic Director will lead the creative team who will put together an interactive performance of promenade theatre to take place in September 2012. This will be an open air event taking place along the Par River estuary.
Town to Tide project aims to develop a sense of place for the residents of St Blazey by giving them a creative way to learn of the historic origins and cultural development of their locality. The Artistic Director will need to take overall responsibility for putting together a creative team, devising, planning and running community workshops and the final event. There is a wealth of original material already collected and the practitioner’s role will be to enable residents to write the script, editing and enhancing as appropriate.
The project start date will be in the first week in June 2012. The performance will take place during the day time of either 8th or 15th September 2012 . The AD will plan and set the rehearsal and production schedule to fit in with the proposed performance date, in agreement with St. Blazey Reclaimed.
St Blazey Reclaimed has received funding for the Town to Tide project. There is a budget of £11,520 allocated to cover the fees of the Creative Team (including Artistic Director), with the Artistic Director being responsible for appointing the team and allocating the budget. There is an additional production budget of up to £1400.
St Blazey Reclaimed will act as budget holder and producer.
Artistic Director’s Role
Director’s skills requirement
The ability to plan, create and deliver new work alongside the community
Experience of directing community performers to a high-standard
Experience of working with community groups, young people and volunteers
Experience of recruiting and managing a creative team
Willingness to work collaboratively and inclusively
Experience of managing budgets
Excellent communication skills
An enhanced CRB check will be required.
Please provide a written submission outlining how you would approach the project, details of how you would approach putting together the creative team, and an outline budget based on the figures provided. Also please provide biographical details, examples of work undertaken and previous clients and two referees. Please send your application by 7th May 2012to St Blazey Reclaimed, c/o Liz Davies, 2 The Mews, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.In the meantime, if you would like to discuss it please phone 01726 814827.
Liz Davies , lizddavies [at] aol.com | 01726 814827