Opportunity: Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership seeks Freelance Project Coordinator for Heritage Project

Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership has recently been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project – Fabric of Life that will take place in four locations across Wiltshire. Led by young people aged 13 to 19 the project will inspire young people living in Wiltshire, their families and communities to engage in sharing and learning about young people and their identity.

There is currently an extensive collection of fashion and textiles held by Museums in Wiltshire and our proposal is to draw upon these resources to inspire young people about different eras of history and how a range of sub cultures deployed fashion as expressions of personal identity. The project will focus on fashion as identity for gender and sexuality, tying our research to important markers in history.

The project will encourage young people to reflect on their developing values and beliefs about identity. Fashion show, performances and celebrations of learning and achievement will be shared with peers, families and the wider community.

The project focuses on different areas of Wiltshire including Chippenham, Salisbury, Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon. The post holder will support young people to take part in learning about the history of fashion as expression of identity, supporting young people taking part to engage with historians, community groups, heritage experts, expert artists.

Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership is seeking an experienced freelance project coordinator for the Fabric of Life project.

£15,600 (£150 per day. Two days per week approximately)

Travel £2,600

Deadline for applications: December 2nd 2016

Interviews: 8th December 2016

Post to begin: January 9th 2017 and to complete May 2018

Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership (WYAP) and Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre are leading the partnership delivery of this project. The post holder will have a minimum of 3 years experience of managing and coordinating socially engaged arts projects with children and young people in formal and non formal settings. Experience of working with hard to reach and vulnerable groups of young people essential.

WYAP’s purpose is to stimulate and deliver opportunities for young people aged 13-19 years, to take part in, enjoy and gain skills from high quality arts activities, that are relevant to their needs and interests. WYAP has been an active working partnership since June 2002 and during this time WYAP has continued to increase both the range and number of youth arts opportunities available to young people aged 13 to 19 years.

WYAP programmes encourage young people to develop a life-long involvement in the arts; as artists, future arts professionals, audiences and participants. The intention is that young people gain an understanding and enthusiasm for learning through the arts, enabling them to achieve their full potential, both as individuals and members of wider communities.

Please read the attached documents for information/guidance/how to apply.

Further information:

carrie.creamer@wiltshire.gov.uk

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