Artistic Director - SpareParts Festival, Fleetwood Festival of Transport


Are you passionate about helping to transform the cultural landscape in the North of England? SpareParts is a unique transport, travel and motion inspired arts festival currently touring to three transport festivals in the North West.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Artistic Director (as our current Director is free-wheeling off to pastures new), to lead the festival to infinity and beyond… well Sandbach, Crewe and Fleetwood so far.

The Festival was established in Fleetwood in 2014 and, following great events there in the subsequent years, it is currently in year one of an Arts Council England three-year touring programme reaching three festivals in 2018 and five transport festivals in the North West by 2020.

The Artistic Director will have a pivotal role in the growth and development of SpareParts Festival. The role requires energy, initiative and strong organisational and interpersonal skills. It is a great opportunity for an individual to network themselves comprehensively into the Outdoor Arts circuit in the UK.

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This role is undertaken as a fixed term freelance contract from 1st September to 31st August. It is offered for a fixed fee of £13,000 (approximately 5.5 days per month).

It is expected that the contractor will work from Blackpool/ Fleetwood for one day a month (minimum) and should be prepared to travel to the other festival locations for meetings and events.

Please send your expression of interest to:

Dave Carlos (Fleetwood Festival of Transport) by 30th July 2018 at 5pm via email:

Your letter of application should be no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you would be suitable for this role (CV’s can be included as an additional document).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on 6th or 7th August 2018 in Blackpool.