ARTIST CALL-OUT | Paid development opportunity

Sampad is offering a paid development opportunity for Artists

Fee: £600, including travel and expenses.
4 Full days training and development days + 1 day leading a workshop

Sampad South Asian Arts and Heritage are looking for three dancers or drama practitioners for a professional development opportunity as part of our Create and Change project, offering workshops, family days and creative opportunities to the residents of Ward End and Washwood Heath.

We are now looking to develop a series of South Asian Folklore workshops, following on from our successful Lori Lullabies project, offering creative workshops to young children at Ward End Library.

This paid opportunity will:

• Offer an opportunity to develop new or further develop existing skills in delivering workshops for young children (under 5s) through learning from experienced and established professionals working in this arena
• Show you the model for our Lori Lullabies workshops which were delivered to parents and their children (under 5s)
• Support you to develop a workshop for this target audience to be delivered as part of this project in March at Ward End Library
• Gain experience in working with young children, particularly under 5s.

This opportunity will include a series of training & development days, as well as delivery of one workshop at Ward End Library. Sampad regularly offers workshops to schools and community groups and we would hope that you would continue to deliver these workshops on a freelance basis as and when they are booked.

You must be available for the following:

4 Full Training and Development Days  on 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th February.
This will include half a day’s training with a previous Lori Lullabies artist, half a day’s training in working with young children, and the chance to work with the other trainees to develop your workshops.
One workshop at Ward End Library, on either 27th Feb, 6th March, 13th March or 20th March.
You will only be needed for one of these dates. This will be arrange in conjunction with the other trainees.
• Be willing and available to take part in an evaluation process.
You may be asked to complete questionnaires and take part in a short telephone interview, if required.

• Essential: Experience of working with children/young people OR leading workshops.
• Desirable: Experience in storytelling through drama and/or dance and movement.
• You need a valid DBS certificate for the workshop in Ward End.
If you do not have a DBS, please notify us on your application so that we can arrange a DBS clearance to be carried out quickly.

Closing Date for Applications: 10am Friday 1st February.
Auditions/ Interviews:  Tuesday 5 February at Midlands Arts Centre
Start date – 11th February

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter outlining why this is the right opportunity for you to 
You will not need to prepare anything in advance for your audition.

For more information, or if you have any accessibility requirements in relation to your application, please contact

Opportunity information pdf 
Artist call out opportunity information

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