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Creative Enabler Role

Creative Enabler role
This role is predominantly to support Graces continued development as a successful, nationally exhibiting artist as she continues to develop a body of work. You will help her to enact ideas, develop practical skills and research relevant artists and current exhibitions. You will need to take into account how she learns and how to constantly make reasonable adjustments.

The role is to reinforce themes in Graces work to make sure that she is not lost in the process but inspired and understand what she should continue to work on in the studio through the week and why.

At times this will require an injection of energy, motivation and encouragement as well as a degree of appropriate challenge.

You will make recommendations for materials and tools for studio work.

Key tasks
To ensure that Grace is:
• the centre of and direct all the art-based activity
• supported to develop the themes for work from initial ideas
• encouraged regarding new and existing work but also challenged where necessary e.g. where more work is needed, where Grace seems to be settling for less than her best!
• supported to research and reach beyond my existing potential, and more complex concepts are explained in simple ways
• Appropriate support is provided to develop new skills (this might mean enrolling other artists to run short ‘courses’).
• supported to promote her work by producing work in response to call outs, exhibitions and performance opportunities and grant-funded opportunities.
• The role involves 1:1 face to face support directly in Graces studio and potentially at other times remotely.

Who is Grace looking for
You will be:
1. Fun, energetic and enthusiastic as well as confident, responsive and patient.
2. Interested in the current international/national art scene and regional opportunities, including exhibitions.
3. Able to understand Graces frustration in the areas she is dependent on support and recognise when she can be supported to make exciting independent work.
4. Someone who will enjoy working with her.

This post will probably best suit a practicing artist or experienced student looking for some regular income.

Location: Baschurch Shrewsbury

Date: 25 June 2024​​​​​​​

Remuneration: £50 per hour dependant on experience​​​​​​​

For more information visit: Creative Enabler Job Opportunity | Grace Currie