Critical Artist in Residence: Immersive Residencies

Critical Artist in Residence: Immersive Residencies

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 9.00am

Orchestra of the Swan is seeking a candidate for the Critical Artist in Residence: Immersive Residencies. The successful applicant will lead the community direction of our extensive and inspiring new ‘immersive’ residency programme in Stratford, Hereford, Coventry and at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, building on & further developing the programme whilst seeking to underpin the relationship between OOTS, its partners and the local community.

We seek a candidate who will explore the opportunities to combine culture, arts and creativity in its broadest sense with music, health & wellbeing and education, and who will represent the ethos behind the immersive residencies within networks, ACE, funders and the public. This freelance role is for a minimum of 3 days per week.

You will:
Seek to engage, initiate dialogues and research the views of constituents (both providers and users) of each residency;
• Be responsible for expressing these views, issues and priorities and for being the primary point of contact whilst feeding back any relevant information;
• Wish to work constructively across all the sectors involved, asking the difficult questions and helping to explore the difficult answers;
• Ensure that the artists and users voices are heard and visible in the process going forward in the commissioning of new projects and the re-designing and improvement of programmes;
• Ensure that ‘seldom heard groups’, who have particular issues in engaging with music, are targeted so that their views and experiences are part of a cohesive project design;
• Support the implementation of new community-based work within each residency working closely with OOTS’ Learning & Participation Manager;
• Bring new ideas, inspiration and a fresh informed perspective to OOTS partnerships encouraging truly person-centred planning, commissioning and delivery;
• Work collaboratively with appropriate partners to think through the implications of plans, strategies and developments for the benefit of each residency;
• Challenge poor or discriminatory practices where/if appropriate to ensure delivery of exceptional quality.

See link below for further details.



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