Handmade Parade is looking for 4 paid interns and 4 unpaid trainees to come and immerse themselves in our work for 2017! This long-term training/volunteering opportunity spans both our signature events – Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade in June, and Todmorden Lamplighter festival in November, culminating in our 10th anniversary symposium, Parading the North, in early December.
This year, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, with the support of an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award, we will be investing in a new crop of parade artists to contribute to our future work. We are looking for a team of hard working, enthusiastic, imaginative, skilled, diverse makers and volunteers who like the sort of thing we do and want to be part of it.
The intern position is available for artists who have already demonstrated their interest and skill in parade and celebrations arts and/or participatory art and who would like the opportunity to specifically work with our team to expand their experience. We hope that, at the end of this program, these artist will be very well positioned to find find further work with Handmade Parade or similar organisations.
The trainee position is available for artists at the start of their careers, in transition from another discipline or local volunteers who would like the opportunity to build their skills.
Please follow the links to see the brief. Apply by 27 March, 2017.