Inverness Openarts Artist Facilitator

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Location:Inverness
Category: Other
Type: Temporary
Salary:The Artist Facilitators roles will be Freelance appointments. Rates will be based on the Scottish Artist Union Rates of Pay (2021), according to the number of years’ experience as a working artist.

Wasps

Wasps is a charity and social enterprise which has been operating in Scotland for 44 years. Wasps is now Scotland’s largest provider of supported artists’ studio space, supporting 1,000 creative individuals and organisations at 20 buildings across the country, from Shetland to Selkirk.

Wasps believes that art has the power to inspire, educate, and transform lives. Our aim is to be an inspirational home for creative practice, enabling Scotland’s artists to realise and share their talent and skills with the communities in which they work, and across the world. To achieve this, Wasps supports our artist tenants with more than just space. We organise exhibitions, open studios, markets and residencies in our buildings, increasing opportunities for our tenants to make a living out of their art, and engage with the public.

Wasps wishes to appoint 4 Artist Facilitators to deliver a monthly programme of open access, visual-arts drop-in sessions in Inverness. Titled ‘Inverness Openarts’, the sessions will run as part of an exciting new community outreach project designed to support wellbeing, promote social inclusion, and increase accessibility to artmaking for disadvantaged groups in the Inverness area.

In alignment with its commitment to support artists’ creative and professional development, Wasps wishes to appoint a mixture of recent graduates (0-3 years’ experience) and experienced working artists (3+years). Each session will then be delivered by a pair of Artist Facilitators; one new graduate and one more experienced artist, enabling collaborative working, mutual support, and joint learning.

Opportunities for professional development will be available through paid training and partnership working with public/third sector organisations.

About Wasps 
Wasps is a charity and social enterprise which has been operating in Scotland for 44 years. Wasps is now Scotland’s largest provider of supported artists’ studio space, supporting 1,000 creative individuals and organisations at 20 buildings across the country, from Shetland to Selkirk.

Wasps believes that art has the power to inspire, educate, and transform lives. Our aim is to be an inspirational home for creative practice, enabling Scotland’s artists to realise and share their talent and skills with the communities in which they work, and across the world. To achieve this, Wasps supports our artist tenants with more than just space. We organise exhibitions, open studios, markets and residencies in our buildings, increasing opportunities for our tenants to make a living out of their art, and engage with the public.

Wasps is committed to recruiting based on merit, and to the principles of equality and diversity. We highly value the benefits of having different points of view and experiences represented by the people who work with us. Accordingly, Wasps welcomes and treats equally the applications from minority groups relating to – but not limited to – race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender, age and physical limitation.

Project Background
Inverness Creative Academy is Wasps’ largest creative hub in the North of Scotland, based at the much-loved Midmills buildings in the centre of Inverness.

Work on Inverness Creative Academy started in 2018, and its final phase is on site and due for completion later in 2021. This £6m major new creative hub for the Highlands is already home to 34 working artists, and a range of exhibitions, events, and workshops in Phase 1. The completion of Phase 2 will create an additional 80 working spaces for creative industry professionals and organisations, including flexible co-working workspaces, as well as a public gallery, meetings and events spaces, and a café.

Inverness Creative Academy provides an opportunity for Wasps to support community engagement – which we will do through Inverness Openarts.

Please download the job information pack on the Wasps website for full information including details on Inverness Openarts, person specification and key responsibilities.

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