|Job title||Community Dance Artist for Intergenerational Dance Project|
|Employer||University of Bedfordshire, Big Lottery Funded Project|
Community Dance Artist to lead intergenerational Community Collective Project
We are looking for an experienced Community Dance Artist to lead the next stage of the Generations Dancing Project.
The project will run over 40 weeks from September 2019 to July 2020, and requires the Community Artist to lead on two key strands of the project.
The first strand, to develop and continue an existing scheme by delivering two weekly dance classes for older dancers, termly dance workshops for school students, leading 2 intergenerational dance classes and managing a final celebratory dance event.
The second strand, to develop and lead a small scale, 6 week pilot project to engage new participants in the scheme.
The artist fee is £5000, to include:
Skills and Qualities
Project Background:Generations Dancing https://www.beds.ac.uk/rimap/projects/generations-dancing is a collaborative project between community organisations and the University of Bedfordshire delivering intergenerational opportunities and activities for young people and older people in Bedford. The hugely successful inaugural project in 2017 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44645521/generations-united-by-bedford-dance-classes brought together local older people living in residential care, school children, University students with artist from dance and photography. The Generations Dancing legacy has enabled continued weekly dance classes to older residents living in residential housing, school children and introduced a weekly class for over 55s living independently.
Project: Generations Dancing (community collective)
Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, this project builds on the existing two years of activity to develop the next step, creating intergenerational community collectives.
The aims of the project are to: increase participants’ access to arts and culture; facilitate collaboration and socialisation between different age groups and community sectors; and develop sustainable infrastructure for community arts in Bedford to:
The community collective consists of:
Wednesday 4th September 2019 Training for lead artists, student intern, alumni and volunteer adults
Final planning stages, timetabling, calendar
October- Christmas 2019
For more information:
To discuss the project further please contact Sadie Hunt on either Sadie.firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07846331391
Please submit a letter of application and your CV to Sadie.email@example.com by Monday 26th July 2019
|City / Town||Bedford|
|Rate / Salary||£5000 project fee|
|Deadline for application||26/07/2019|
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