Sheffield City of Makers

Visual Art Panel Opportunity

Posted on 06.12.2019

Artist for Visual Art Panel – Job Description

Sheffield Culture Consortium invite applications from Sheffield based artists for a new Visual Arts Panel which will help support and implement the visual art statement –  Making Our Way – an ambition for Visual Arts in Sheffield 2019-2024.

We are seeking two artists to be on this panel – and are looking to represent a breadth of practice, to include one craftsperson/maker and one contemporary fine artist. Other members of the Panel are currently being recruited and will represent the visual art sector in the city – arts organisations, galleries, studios, the universities, festivals and/or venues, for example. In the first instance, it is proposed that the panel will meet four times a year.

We are looking for Sheffield-based, mid-career artists who are committed to attending all meetings. You should be well-networked and confident in communicating your ideas and reflect on the visual arts in the city. This is a paid position and a great opportunity for visual artists to have their voice heard.

For Panel Meetings, artists will be paid £100 for a half-day session, on a freelance basis. In addition to this there will be occasional networking meetings to feedback to other artists in the city. A fee of £50 will be offered to attend these.

You can find further information on Making Our Way and plans for the panel below.

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Role

. To commit to attending four Visual Arts Panel Meetings a year

. To input to discussions at the meetings, to ensure the artist’s voice is heard, allowing decisions and approaches to be considered from an artist’s point of view.

. To attend 2-3 Artist Networking meetings a year and, through these, help feed back on Making Our Way and the Visual Art Panel to the wider artist’s community in the city.

. Be a positive advocate for visual arts and the visual arts sector in the city.

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Who can apply?

. We are seeking applications from Sheffield based visual artists – this means either working here or living here.

. Visual art, in this instance, is defined as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage and installations; performance art; film based disciplines such as photography, artists’ film and video, digital and/or interactive works; environmental, land art and street art; ceramics, textiles, metalwork and applied arts, curation or a combination of the above..

. ‘Sheffield’, in this instance is classed as within Sheffield City Boundaries which are not necessarily the same as the ‘S postcode’. There is a link to a map here – http://mdfs.net/Docs/Sheffield/Borders/1918.gif

. Artists need to have a UTR (Unique Tax Reference) Number, to allow payment.

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For More Information…

>> Networking Event
Creative Guild Space, Orchard Square Crafts Units (upstairs next to Waterstones), Sheffield, S1
16 January 2020 / 2pm
You can book this event via Eventbrite here.
We are holding an information session to allow people to find out more about plans and ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

Please Note – Access…
Although this space has a lift, if you have access requirements please contact me in advance on  0114 278 2684 or email:  janet.jennings@museums-sheffield.org.uk

>> Phone or Email
If you’d like to chat this through and are unable to attend the meeting, you can:
Telephone : 0114 0114 278 2684
or email:  janet.jennings@museums-sheffield.org.uk

I work Wed-Fri and will endeavour to respond as quickly as I can.

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How to apply

  • Or by video…
    You can also apply by sending a link to a video, if you’d prefer. Film applications won’t be judged on their production quality, so don’t need to be edited, lit well etc. It will be fine as long as we can hear what you are saying and can just be filmed on a phone.

    Videos should answer the same questions as asked for in the paper version of the application.

    Your film should be around 3 mins and be sent to the same email address as above, for the same deadline. Please send via a link to YouTube/Vimeo or your website.

After the deadline, applications will be shortlisted and you will be asked to come along to have a chat with some of the Panel before final decisions are made.

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Making Our Way
Following the publication of Making Our Way – an ambition for Visual Arts in Sheffield 2019-2024, launched in July 2019, we are setting up a Visual Art Panel to help monitor and implement this vision.

Making Our Way was developed under the guidance of the Making Ways Steering Group, the governance body for Making Ways, an Ambition for Excellence project awarded to Sheffield Culture Consortium.

. It is a legacy of the Making Ways project and identifies core goals and aims for the sector. It was written collaboratively, reflecting individual and collective ambitions of the Visual Art community in Sheffield and helping to drive this agenda.

. It advocates for visual art in the city – outlining a strategic approach to developing Sheffield as a place for art and articulating the importance of this to non-arts organisations and businesses whilst allowing individuals and organisations to link in to the overarching aims.

. It recognises that collaborative working, the sharing of intelligence and resources, investment in talent and the development of innovative partnerships can help create initiatives that reach within communities to build new audiences, strengthen engagement and connect to peers nationally and internationally.  

Five key strands of work were identified in the document:

. Communication and Collaboration

. Investing in talent

. Raising Profile

. Civic and Community Impact

. Re-positioning the Visual Arts within the City

A copy of Making Our Way can be found here: http://sheffieldcityofmakers.co.uk/making-our-way

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Visual Art Panel

The new Visual Art Panel will be set-up to:

. bring together and strengthen the visual art sector in the city; allowing the sharing of ideas, identifying opportunities to collaborate and build stronger, meaningful relationships,

. map what is happening in the city,

. monitoring and managing the outcomes of the Visual Art Statement – mapping progress, identifying priorities and gaps and any potential opportunities to support delivery,

. identify what we can do better when working together and create structures to support advice and knowledge sharing

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