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Opportunity: Resident Visual Artist

About the Role:

Sense Arts is a unique and diverse programme of inclusive arts, events and learning that puts people with complex disabilities at the forefront of artistic excellence. Our approach is inclusive, collaborative, and person-centred. We promote equality of access and opportunity, champion the best in inclusive arts practice and strive to create empowering experiences that change people’s lives.

Our Visual Arts Programme combines personalised studio practice, with a mix of group sessions and one-to-one workshops. Artists and art-makers share experiences and learn from each other in a two-way exchange – sharing ideas and ways to access art making.

The Resident Visual Artist will be responsible for shaping and delivering a high quality and inclusive visual arts programme across Sense. We are looking for an engaging and experience artist, practitioner, and project manager to lead our visual arts programme that puts disabled-led artistic excellence at the centre of our practice and engages the wider community and sector.

The work is highly varied, and ideally, we are seeking artists who have experience working in community practice, including but not limited to, people with complex disabilities. As well as programme delivery the artist will be supported to develop their own work and continue their own professional growth, which in turn progresses the programme.

We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from everyone. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants, under the guaranteed interview scheme.

For full details and how to apply visit the jobs section of the Sense website.

Title: Resident Visual Artist

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £26,648 pro rata

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Interview date: Friday 10 December 2021

Contract type: Permanent