Artists working one to one with Families and Early Years
As Creative Homes increases its service delivery to new areas of London we are looking to train and employ new artists to support the delivery of our projects.
For the Creative Homes project are looking for ‘creatives’ who are quality arts practitioners in their own field (storytelling, visual arts, designers, dancers, musicians) who are prepared to work in high need settings and 1 to 1 with families with young children, able to adapt to a range of situations and work with families from a range of backgrounds. The project requires artists who are able to work with other cross-sector practitioners, have exceptional communication skills and are resilient engagers.
The paid training programme will begin after Easter and be consist of a
1 day introduction (April, unpaid) to Creative Homes and our practice. From here we will interview and select 5 artists to join us for 4/5 days of training including artistic and engagement delivery, practical delivery in homes, impact measurement and how to deliver the full Creative Homes service and your roles/responsibilities.
Freelance delivery contracts will be available from May onwards but there can be no guarantee of offers.
We are particularly interested in engaging with a team of artists whom have one or more of the following: different arts disciplines, a range of ethnic backgrounds, ability to speak multiple languages.
Further Background Information
Creative Homes delivers live artist experiences in family homes. Using the arts, trained artists, storytellers, dancers and musicians share skills with families that increase family attachment, readiness for school and directly tackle stresses of daily life. Artists and home resources support families to continue using their new skills to bring rhythm and routine to daily life, ultimately supporting carers to give children the best start in life.
Our Hub to Home service works in partnership with housing organisations’ and children’s services to target families in need. Delivered by artists the work involves tailoring creative intervention to the needs of participating families, playful delivery and design and creating pathways that connect families to local housing, health and culture services.
Please send a covering letter/email stating why your experience and skill makes you an ideal candidate for Creative Homes, alongside a CV and two references to Sophie.
Monday 29th February 2016
Training Day: unpaid
After selection, daily rate: £50 per day (average 10am-4pm day).