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Play Artist in Residence, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

  • 23rd April 2021
  • South East
  • Part time
  • Paid (£15k-20k pro rata)
  • All
  • Vicki Hargreaves


We are inviting 3 artists/play makers to join the team for one of our upcoming seasons to co-create playful, interactive activity in our building and for our community.

The Play Artist in Residence programme is a new and unique project designed to create joyful, interactive moments for audiences and the community across all areas of The Spring’s programme. It aims to develop audiences, deepen relationships with visitors, offer co-creation opportunities for the community and create unforgettable experiences.

We want to put artists at the forefront of our work to creatively play with our programming over a period of time and whose purpose it is to work with the events, exhibitions and workshops we’ve got planned to bring them to life in fun, interactive ways. There is a lot of research about how good play is for every age group and we are looking for three artists/ companies who have the time and expertise to make our audiences and visitors interactions a bit more engaging, memorable and playful, from working within the café and galleries to performances, workshops or outreach programmes. Adding an element of surprise, intrigue and excitement to someone’s visit through the art of play.

Selected Play Artists will be contracted for one of our upcoming seasons, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. They will be expected to spend some time in advance of the season planning and in discussion with the Play Artist Producer.

The Play Artist fee is £5,000 per season. This equates to £135 for two days a week for 17 weeks plus an additional three days for planning. Within this time you will create a series of creative activities and responses to The Spring’s programme with a maximum materials or performance budget of £3000.

For more information and how to apply please visit: Play Artist in Residence Project | The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

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