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Next Generation - Support Artist Callout

Dates: October 2019 - including 24th & 25th
Place: Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham NG1 1EH
Fee  £500 approx £125 per day, plus contribution to travel
Expected number of days: 4 days 
Responsible to: Vikki Jones, Engagement Coordinator
Location: UKYA main office at Nottingham Trent University, with programme delivery at Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham NG1 1EH

UK Young Artists is seeking a support artist to co-deliver its Next Generation project in October 2019. Working alongside the Engagement Coordinator, the support artist will co-facilitate the two day programme, particularly leading on the delivery of the Bronze Arts Award. This role is open to artists working across genres who are early in their career and looking for experience in this field.

3D light sculptures created by Saturday Art Club participants as part of Nottingham City Takeover 2019.

3D light sculptures created by Saturday Art Club participants as part of Nottingham City Takeover 2019.


About Next Generation

Next Generation is the first in a new programme of micro residencies aimed at younger artists, (aged around 14-18yrs) The two-day programme aims to provide creative young people with the opportunity to experience new art forms, meet professional artists and explore progression routes and creative career opportunities. Next Generation is delivered in partnership with the Young Creative Awards and participants will be selected from the pool of 2019 winners.

Next Generation will take place on 24 - 25th October 2019 at Nonsuch Studios, NG1 1EH. The programme will consist of two day schedules; full of taster workshops and artists talks, a visit to a cultural venue in the city and input from UKYA’s Higher Education Partners about creative careers paths and HE opportunities. As part of the programme participants will work to complete their Bronze Arts Award.

The projects key objectives  are to provide a fun and creative space for ten Young Creative Award winners to:

  • explore their artistic voices

  • spend time with other creative young people from Nottingham

  • learn and explore new artforms and techniques including Risograph printing and sound manipulation

  • learn about potential career and study pathways and explore their own progression routes

  • meet professional artists who are living, working and creating in the city

  • meet previous YCA winners and hear what they have gone on to do since winning

  • achieve a Bronze Arts Award

The role

The support artist will co-facilitate the programme with the Engagement Coordinator. This will include:

  • helping prepare materials and resources for the programme

  • liasing and confirming details with venue staff, artists and programme partners 

  • helping with set-up and breakdown at the beginning and end of delivery days

  • leading warm up / icebreaker activities for participants

  • supporting artist workshops (led by Dizzy Ink and Aja Ireland) by aiding participants and providing assistance to facilitators

  • supporting artist talks by encouraging engagement and questions from participants

  • providing pastoral, access and safeguarding support for participants

  • lead on the delivery of the Bronze Arts Award - including preparing and overseeing log book completion, leading skill sharing sessions and administration of the moderation process

Registration of interest

If you are interested in this role, please download the job description and send in a registration of interest which addresses the project’s key objectives and how you might meet them with your skills and experience, along with a CV. 

Please send all documents and any questions to Vikki Jones, Engagement Coordinator on / 07514074693.

Deadline for registrations of interest: 20th September 2019 at 10am

In partnership with Young Creative Awards Nottingham