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Festive Road Training Opportunies


Do you – or someone you know – want to work with Festive Road, gaining experience in delivering workshops in schools, learning about carnival arts and help make amazing things in our workshop? Then we want to hear from you…


Over the next 12 months Festive Road is running a unique training programme and we are looking to offer places for up to four trainee artists to work with the company. Initially we are looking for applications from artists to work with us in 2014; however there may be opportunities for trainees to continue working with us into 2015.


We’ll be electing artists who are particularly interested in:

  • working with schools and communities
  • Gaining experience in arts education settings
  • Delivering participatory arts activity
  • Developing making skills in Carnival, costume & theatrical engineering

Festive Road is offering a range of opportunities:

  • hands on experience delivering workshops,
  • involvement in the design and creation of projects,
  • some paid work,
  • some volunteer experience
  • some mentoring.

In return we will be able to cover expenses and some artist fees. We require a high level of commitment from trainees to the programme. All the work, whether paid or voluntary, will be contracted so please check your availability on the timetable before applying.

More information: Most of the training activity will be taking place in Milton Keynes, Northampton and Bedfordshire. Trainees must have a full and up to date CRB/DBS check and are required to be registered as Self Employed or be in the process of registering.
To apply:
Please send a letter of interest (one page of A4 max) and a copy of your CV to:
carnival@festiveroad.org.uk by Friday 13th June 2014

After we have received all the applications we may invite you to an interview/informal chat but we’ll let you know if we will be offering you a place on the programme as soon as we can.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on: 01908 921 018
Or have a look at our website: www.festiveroad.org.uk<http://festiveroad.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c68ee2119d88d5eece1f531c&id=cde55eddaa&e=c6f254d46f>


Proposed Timetable

18th June       Meet the team, induction day    An introduction to Festive Road, Carnival and Outdoor Arts –with a bit of team building as well!
June: Dates tbc

Shadowing lead artists in schools –Giant Puppet Making  Opportunities to spend 2-4 days working in schools on the Walking with Giants outreach programme; creating giant puppets with young people.
26th -27th June 2 day production and team building      Working alongside lead artists in Festive Road workshop on their new creation
10th -18th July Assisting at Mas Camp   10 days of drop-in Giant Puppet making activity at Festive Road workshop, working with vulnerable & special needs community groups.
20th July       Participation in Walking with Giants    A chance to go on the road with Festive Road, help lead artists to prepare Giant Puppets and help school groups with costumes.
Oct -Dec        Shadowing lead artists in schools – lantern making      Opportunities to spend a minimum of four days working in schools creating lanterns, in the build up to several lantern and ‘lights on’ events including Diwali in Northampton and Paraffinalia, a Festive Road event in Milton Keynes.
Nov : every Sat 1-3 pm
Assisting with weekly lantern making    Assist with lantern making workshops with young children and families throughout November at MK Gallery (every Saturday)
1st -20th Dec   5 days production of fire installation  Working alongside lead artists in Festive Road workshop to create fire sculptures, large lantern structures and performance work for Paraffinalia event.
19th -20th Dec  Participation in fire event     A chance to get hands on, help lead artists to prepare fire installations for Paraffinalia event and assist with a community parade.

Please feel free to share this opportunity and information with your contacts, networks, friends and family!