VOLUNTEERING ACROSS EAST SUSSEX-expenses covered

Check out our past opportunities with Eastbourne Alive during the 2023 Turner Prize.

WORKTASTERS: CREATIVE AND DIGITAL DESIGN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

Exciting opportunity for East Sussex College students to participate in the design and development of a new platform and app for creative industries work experience.

Working with the Adventures and Wisdom Institute’s creative studio team (producer, designer, developer), you will participate in a range of activities to co-create the platform and app and thereby shape the future of work experience in the creative industries.

You will make new connections, learn new work skills and gain valuable experience on a publicly funded project that builds on Talent Accelerator’s work and the youth voice dimensions of Eastbourne Alive which facilitated over 100 volunteering and work experience opportunities.

Daily expenses of £20 will be paid to cover travel and food.

Two placements are available: Week 1: 4-7 June and Week 2: 10-14 June.

Location: ESC Newhaven Campus at Marine Workshops 10-4pm daily.

Apply online at:

https://www.aw.institute/worktasters-escg

EXHIBITION VOLUNTEER

Volunteers needed to help invigilate the Meditation Pods exhibition. You would be needed:

Langney Shopping centre: 21st and 28th May 12.30-5.30 and 19th and 26th May 2.30-5.30pm

Newhaven Marine Workshops: 6th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 20th June 12.30-5.30pm

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your work skills and build confidence. Full support and training will be provided – you will be working alongside Sophie Wright.

If you are interested in this role please contact Sophie Wright directly on email s.wrightartist@outlook.com or text on 07308017071

WELCOME TEAM FOR CHINESE PORTRAIT STUDIO

You will welcome visitors into Grace Lau’s Chinese Portrait Studio, answer questions and provide information about the project. Other responsibilities include distributing flyers, inviting passers-by into the Portrait Studio and supporting visitors to complete photo permission forms.

You will be:

– Passionate about Chinese culture or eager to learn

– Friendly and approachable

– Confident talking to public

Who will the placement be with?

Grace Lau’s Chinese Portrait Studio

Where will the placement be?

Solaris Print Ltd, Norman Road, St Leonards TN38 0EJ

What are the activity dates?

29 May – 1 June 2024

5 June – 8 June 2024

Wednesday to Friday 12.30-5.00PM, Saturday 10.30AM – 5PM

Apply here

CREATIVE PROGRAMMERS

Are you a young person aged 16 – 17 years old from Hastings who may be interested in arts, technology and programming (making decisions about what art gets shown and where)?

Then you may be interested in our new project ‘Commoning the Programme’.

What does signing up to the project involve?

•             Building connections to different creative organisations across the arts scene in Hastings through site visits and workshops about programming.
•             2 mentoring sessions to develop your own skills in programming, the arts and the creative industry.
•             Co-designing an artist brief with other young people and getting artists to pitch for your project.
•             Deciding on which work gets programmed as part of Coastal Currents Festival and organising putting this on.

Where will the sessions be happening?

Most of the sessions will happen at OBX which you can find in the Observer Building. On occasion when we are visiting other locations we will meet at OBX. Our address is: 53 Cambridge Rd, Hastings TN34 1DT.

What times do the sessions run?

All sessions will start at 15.00 and run until either 16.30  or 17.00. We will let you know as soon as possible expected finish times.

What days do the sessions run?

All sessions will happen on Wednesdays.

What is the schedule:

•             April: 24th

•             May: 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

•             June: 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

•             July: 3rd

Who are running the sessions:

OBX who are the Creative Technology Hub at Hastings Commons.

 

We can pay for travel expenses if needed and young people get a small co-creation fee for participating.

If you are interested please get in touch with our Creative Producer Katie via obx@hastingscommons.com.

POTTERY WORKSHOP SUPPORT

You will be working with the team to support ceramics workshops with a range of different groups. This placement is available Tuesday & Friday throughout the year.

Who will the placement be with?

Eastbourne Studio Pottery

Where will the placement be?

Eastbourne

Apply here

PROMOTION SUPPORT

You will be working with us to get the information about what we have to offer to a wider community – including young people. This will focus on social media but will have some other marketing elements. This placement is available throughout the year (Days to be agreed to fit around your schedule)

Who will the placement be with?

Eastbourne Studio Pottery

Where will the placement be?

Eastbourne

Apply here

GALLERY & WORKSHOP SUPPORT

You will be working across gallery set up, invigilation and support in preparing the space for workshops. We will also be able to help support you to develop your skills in the art areas that interest you. This placement is available until December (Days to be agreed to fit around your schedule)

Who will the placement be with?

Compass Arts

Where will the placement be?

Eastbourne

Apply here

STUDIO SUPPORT

You will be working on a variety of tasks to support our lens-based media/photo library. During the placement you may have the opportunity to join a photographer to support a shoot on location. This placement is available throughout the year (Days to be agreed to fit around your schedule)

Who will the placement be with?

Picnic

Where will the placement be?

St Leonards

Apply here

GALLERY SUPPORT

Gallery support

You will be preparing the gallery for the public, answering questions and supporting sales. This placement is available throughout the year (Days to be agreed to fit around your schedule)

Who will the placement be with?

Black Shed Gallery

Where will the placement be?

Robertsbridge

Apply here

GALLERY SUPPORT

You will be preparing the exhibition which is part of Arts on Prescription activity for the public, answering questions and helping visitors explore the exhibition. This placement is available from October (Days to be agreed to fit around your schedule)

Who will the placement be with?

Arts on Prescription

Where will the placement be?

Hastings

Apply here

WORKSHOP SUPPORT

You will be working with the team to support a range of workshops with a range of different groups. This placement is available from October (Days to be agreed to fit around your schedule)

Who will the placement be with?

Arts on Prescription

Where will the placement be?

Hastings

Apply here

SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT

You will be working with the team get the information about Arts on Prescription activity out to the community it serves. This will focus on social media but will have some other marketing elements. This placement is available from October (Days to be agreed to fit around your schedule)

Who will the placement be with?

Arts on Prescription

Where will the placement be?

Hastings & remote

Apply here

MARKETING AND OPERATIONS (THEATRE)

Working alongside the Executive Director, taking on marketing and administration tasks to ensure the smooth running of the company, our venue and our projects. Tasks might include research, print distribution, social media content creation and admin. Would suit an organised and self motivated individual interested in telling a story online and ensuring projects are well run. Thursdays term time, starting November

Who will the placement be with?

Spunglass Theatre

Where will the placement be?

Miniplayhouse Hastings/Remote

Apply here

MINI PLAYHOUSE VOLUNTEER (THEATRE)

Our event volunteers support the events at Mini Playhouse for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and parents. Volunteers will help with front of house tasks, welcoming visitors, setting out toys and craft activities, serving teas and coffees, restocking snacks and keeping the venue tidy. You will be friendly and good with small children as well as interested in learning about staging live theatre and events. Times available Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays

Who will the placement be with?

Spunglass Theatre

Where will the placement be?

Miniplayhouse Hastings/Remote

Apply here

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCES FOR YRS 12 & 13 AT DLWP

Technical Team

A series of days/evenings to help give you an idea of what it is like to work on the range of exiting events we host here at the De La Warr Pavilion. You would sign up and would be added to the rota depending on what we have booked in the auditorium.

Who will I be working with?

Mat McQuade-Technical Manager
Laura Windrum- Deputy Technical Manager

Where will I be working?
All activity will happen at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-mostly in the main auditorium, but you will also work on events in our other spaces both inside and outside of the building.Skills/attitudes needed:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Interest in technical equipment and software
  • You will need to work to a list of tasks set daily and meet the deadlines set.

To apply please follow the link below:

https://forms.office.com/e/ZyQeyWUget

Equal opportunities form-please complete.

https://forms.office.com/e/uKmkRWbDBJ

Communications

One day a week for the whole of the academic year working within our busy communications team helping to get out to the world all the fantastic things we do here at the De La Warr Pavilion. You will be working on a variety of marketing from print media, website updates, organising our You Tube channel to adding to our social media posts.

Who will I be  working with?

Sally Ann Lycett-Director of External Relations
Luke Chinery-Marketing Co-ordinator

Where will I be working?

All activity will happen at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, in our office.

Skills/attitudes needed:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft office suite-including spreadsheets)
  • Experience of Adobe suite
  • Experience of web site construction/updating
  • You will need to work to a list of tasks set daily and meet the deadlines set.

To apply please follow the link below:

https://forms.office.com/e/VFmftbGjjg

Equal opportunities form-please complete.

https://forms.office.com/e/FXz15v1ikd

Live Programming Team

Gain  insight into how the live events at DLWP are booked, advertised, advanced, and delivered in this opportunity to work alongside the live programming team for one week. You will be working during the day and during the events which mainly happen in the evening – exact timings will be agreed at the start of the week, but a typical day shift will be from 9am – 5pm and an evening shift will be from 2pm – 10/11pm.

Who will I be working with?

Greg Norrington-Live Programme Assistant
Max Mowbray-Digital Communications Co-ordinator

Where will I be working?

Activity will happen at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill

Skills/attitudes needed

 

  • Attention to detail.
  • An interest in live programming particularly live music
  • Computer literacy including Adobe Suite
  • Social Media experience
  • Confidence
  • Self-motivation
  • You will need to work to a list of tasks set daily and meet the deadlines set.

 

To apply please follow the link below:

https://forms.office.com/e/2sm16gXiJ7

Equal opportunities form-please complete.

https://forms.office.com/e/iF3JrXBzQn

(NOW FILLED) Exhibitions

One week working on install and de-install of exhibitions with the gallery technical team and supporting the curatorial team with administrative tasks related to the exhibitions.

This opportunity is now fully booked.

Who will I be working with?
João Conceição – Assistant Curator
Dan Cope – Gallery Manager

Where will I be working?
All activity will happen at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-work with the gallery technical team will be in the galleries and the curatorial work will be in the office

Skills/Attitudes

  • No technical skills are required.
  • You will need to be computer literate.
  • You will need to work to a list of tasks set daily and meet the deadlines set.
(NOW FILLED) A Day In The Life of the Director of the De La Warr Pavilion

Ever wondered what is involved in being the director of an arts venue? This unique experience allows you to shadow Stewart Drew for a day to see what his job entails and whether this might be a career path for you. This is a day long placement.

Who will I be  working with?

Stewart Drew-Director and Chief Executive

Sara Harris- Executive Assistant

Where will I be working?

Most activity will happen at the De La Warr Pavilion but on some of the dates offered you may have to travel to another organisation for scheduled meetings.

Skills/attitudes needed:

  • Confidence-you will be asked your opinion and to share your thoughts during the meetings you attend.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Interest in Arts and Culture.
  • Interest in large scale venue management.

To apply please follow the link below:

https://forms.office.com/e/egUYeMU8w0

Equal opportunities form-please complete.

https://forms.office.com/e/AxFZG5i7xx

Read our story about re-designing Work Experiences  here

 

PAID OPPORTUNITIES / EXPENSES COVERED

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS PROGRAMME

Devonshire Collective’s Associate Artists scheme is a free year-long programme of holistic support, training and development for artists interested in developing their practice with communities and young people.

Convened by psychospiritual psychotherapist and artist photographer Dana Brass, this programme is designed to provide artists with the support, boundaries and resources for effective and mutually beneficial work with communities.

Running from June 2024 – June 2025, the five selected artists will receive 1-to-1 support from Dana Brass, peer learning opportunities through group supervision, bi-monthly masterclasses by leading local practitioners, and receive support to design and deliver a paid public-facing workshop with communities in Eastbourne.

See attached application pack for more info and how to apply

Apply via the form here: AA_RECRUITMENT PACK

GALLERY ASSISTANT

Recruiting for up to four Gallery Assistants. This opportunity is open to all. We are particularly keen to encourage East Sussex-based 18–25-year-olds to apply.

As a Gallery Assistant, you will undertake paid work at Living Wage (£12/ph) and training as visitor experience assistants in Devonshire Collective’s street-facing gallery, welcoming and introducing audiences to DC’s exhibitions and events programme. Participants are encouraged to identify areas of interest, including gallery management, social media, events planning, and outreach. You will receive quarterly professional development opportunities via an identified staff mentor, local museum and gallery visits and network building.

The position is offered on a zero-hours freelance contract basis. Devonshire Collective’s gallery, VOLT, is open to the public Thursday – Sunday, 11am-5pm. Shifts are 6.5 hours in length, 10:45am-5:15pm Thursday – Sunday, with the majority of shifts offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

See attached application pack for more info and how to apply

GA_RECRUITMENT PACK

Gallery Visitor Welcome Team De La Warr Pavilion

You will be required to welcome visitors to the De La Warr Pavilion explaining the current exhibitions/how to find them and sign-posting any activities in the building.

This is an ideal placement for someone looking to explore career possibilities in arts venues. Ideally you will be studying a creative arts subject but full explanation of the current exhibition with notes to refer to will be given. This is a unique opportunity to get insight on how arts organisations approach the engagement with diverse audiences.

You will gain valuable confidence, public engagement, and organisation skills during this placement.

Who/Where will the placement be with?

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.

When will this placement happen?

Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm.

If you are interested and want to find out more, please contact

Kim Byford – Kim.byford@dlwp.com

(NOW FILLED) PRODUCTION RUNNER FOR FLORENCE PEAKE: FACTUAL ACTUAL

Towner need a production runner for performers and Towner team around the rehearsals and performance of Florence Peake: FACTUAL ACTUAL. Support will be needed before and after events and they will be able to watch some rehearsals and performances around this role. Would suit someone looking for experience of delivering events/performances.

Fri 31st May – rehearsals

Sat 1st and Sun 2nd June – 2 supporting performances per day

Timings: 10am – 5pm each day and availability for online or in person meeting in advance as preparation would be useful.

Paid £80 per day by invoice.

Please respond to learning.assistant@townereastbourne.org.uk telling us why you would like this role and any relevant experience you may have. If you would prefer to send us this information as a voice note/video, please feel free and attach to an email.

Deadline: Weds 22nd May

(NOW FILLED) PERFORMER FOR FLORENCE PEAKE: FACTUAL ACTUAL

Towner Eastbourne is seeking expressions of interest from performers aged 18 to 25 who would like to join the performance team for Florence Peake’s FACTUAL ACTUAL. Applicants must have experience in the field of dance, movement and performance. Please note the rehearsal and performance venue is located in Eastbourne and the performer will be required to work from Friday 31st May through to Sunday 2nd June.

 

Project dates: Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June

Venue: Shackleton Hall, Welcome Building, Eastbourne

Rate of pay: £15 per hour, 22 hours total by invoice. Expenses: £20 per day, 3 days Please respond to learning.assistant@townereastbourne.org.uk telling us why you would like this role and any relevant experience you may have. If you would prefer to send us this information as a voice note/video please feel free and attach to an email.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 17th May.

All candidates will be notified by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd May.

(NOW FILLED) EXHIBITION INVIGILATOR

Langney Shopping Centre

Recruiting an invigilator for an exhibition of the Meditation Pods at Langney Shopping Centre. You would be needed 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th May 10.30am-3.30pm. This role includes getting the exhibition ready for the public, being in attendance whilst it is open 11am-3pm, answering questions about the exhibition and securing the space at the end of the day. Training will be given by Sophie Wright at the beginning of the first shift May 16th.

Payment is £12 an hour-invoice Sophie Wright directly.

If you are interested in this role please contact Sophie Wright directly on email s.wrightartist@outlook.com or text on 07308017071

 

Newhaven Marine Workshops

Recruiting an invigilator for an exhibition of the Meditation Pods at Newhaven Marine Workshops. You would be needed 7th, 8th, 21st and 22nd June 11.30am-4.30pm. This role includes getting the exhibition ready for the public, being in attendance whilst it is open 12-4pm, answering questions about the exhibition and securing the space at the end of the day. Training will be given by Sophie Wright at the beginning of the first shift June 7th.

Payment is £12 an hour-invoice Sophie Wright directly.

If you are interested in this role please contact Sophie Wright directly on email s.wrightartist@outlook.com or text on 07308017071

(NOW FILLED) Collections & Acquisition Committee Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

Towner are looking for young people aged 17 to 30 to become part of our new pilot Collections & Acquisitions Committee, to give valuable input into decision-making processes for collection development alongside being able to develop new skills.  Commencing in April 2024, the committee will include 8-10 members, alongside 3 Towner staff, 2 Towner Trustees and 2 external sector colleagues/curators. Membership will be for an initial two years.

The aim of the committee is to increase accessibility to Towner’s collection through opening up the process by which works are acquired.  We aim to give the committee a chance to say which works are collected from now on. Additionally, we want you to help us fulfil our commitment to furthering the diversity of our collection within the themes of our collection policy.  We hope to create a collaborative environment and continue the legacy of Towner’s founding ethos to be ‘an art gallery for the people’.

The permanent collection is at the heart of what we do, and its development and expansion is crucial to delivering Towner’s strategic priorities. These include growing the number and diversity of our audiences, building the gallery’s profile, and increasing funding from a wide range of sources.  Joining the committee will give you the opportunity to discover more about relationships with collection artists, how and where artworks are purchased and an understanding of how works are selected. Find out more about our collection here.


The role of the Collections & Acquisitions Committee is to:

  • Research and bring suggestions of artists to be considered for acquisition.
    stay up to date with exhibitions, artists and good practice especially in areas around collections, art & landscape/environment etc.
  • Support the acquisition process of selected artists and their work, including written funding applications
  • Act as an advisory group for the content and interpretation for Collection exhibitions.
    curate a Collection exhibition in 2025/26 showcasing new acquisitions.

FAQS

What is an Acquisitions and Collections Committee?
A selected group of people who meet to discuss and determine works of art that should be collected by a gallery.

What does acquisition and collection mean?
An acquisition is an object that is bought by, or gifted to, a museum or gallery. A collection is a group of artworks owned by a public or private organisation or an individual. A collection usually has a theme that unites it, rather than being made up of unrelated items. (check out our glossary here)

How do I get involved?
Please fill in this online form, detailing what you hope to gain from being on the committee, and ideas for the collection. If you would like to supply this in the form of audio or video, then you can do so on the form. If you have any questions about applying or for further support, please email hollie.douglas@townereastbourne.org.uk

Do I need previous experience?
Whilst it’s not necessary to have previous experience of being on a committee or working within a gallery, we would like you to have an interest in the pursuits and outcomes of the committee.

How much time do I have to commit?
We are looking for people to commit to posts for 2 years, over which there will be 4 meetings a year that you will have to attend. Each meeting will be approximately 2 hours long.  In addition, there may be trips or artist studio visits organised over the period.

Where will the meetings be held?
Committee meetings will be held in person at Towner. However, in specific circumstances, members will be allowed to join remotely via Zoom or Teams.

When will the committee start meeting?
The first meeting will be held towards the end of April.

How am I compensated?
This role is unpaid, but we will provide a stipend and cover travel expenses.

Is there a criteria for applying?
Not really, but we want to increase the voices of young people within the 17 to 30 age range in our organisation, especially those local to Towner and Eastbourne.

Is there a deadline for applying?
The first committee meeting will be held on 24 April with a welcome session being held on the 10 April. So, we would encourage you to get your forms in as soon as possible.

APPLY HERE 

(NOW FILLED) Support with Barbara Walker event at Towner, ages 18+

https://townereastbourne.org.uk/whats-on/events/barbara-walker-in-conversation

With who and where will the placement?

Towner Gallery Eastbourne

Planning meeting – can definitely be online or possibly in person at Towner (this option tbc) Wednesday 3rd April 3pm with the event team

Delivery day – 11:00 – 16:30 Saturday 6th April

Pay £80 in total via invoice to TA

Over 18s please.

Support needed with:

Initial set up at The Birley Centre

Attending team briefing

Working on front desk checking in attendees

Clear up and debrief

This will be a busy day needing someone enthusiastic and sociable, would suit if interested in event planning/delivery or visual arts.

Also including opportunity to attend Barbara’s talk about her work (which is a great bonus as this talk is sold out).

First come first served. Send emails via towner@townereastbourne.org.uk main email address with title FAO: Liz Corkhil

(NOW FILLED) Socially Engaged Artist/Creative Production Assistant Work Experience

Location: Newhaven, East Sussex

Duration: April 2024 – June 2023 Temporary (for 5 workshops and 2 events)

Event Dates: 25th April & 13th June

Workshop Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th & 31st May

Hours: As follows

25th April – 3-9pm (6 hours)

2nd May 3.30-6.30pm (3 hours)

9th May 3.30-6.30pm (3 hours)

16th May 3.30-6.30pm (3 hours)

30th May 3.30-6.30pm (3 hours)

31st May 3.30-6.30pm (3 hours)

13th June – 3-9pm (6 hours)

27 hours in total

Payment: £11.44 per hour-£308.88 total (invoiced)

Description:

We are seeking a motivated and socially engaged individual to join our team at Hospitable Environment CIC to support us in delivering the Youth Collective for Look Again Supergraphics Festival.

Hospitable Environment CIC will be running 5 workshops and 2 events as part of the Look Again Supergraphics Festival in Newhaven, East Sussex from April-June 2024.

This opportunity will provide hands-on experience in the planning, coordination, and execution of artistic events and workshops. The workshops are aimed at engaging young people aged 14-25 in different creative mediums responding to the festival with final works being curated into an exhibition within the Marine Workshops Newhaven. The workshops will be focused on inspiring joy, pride and exploring ways to challenge perceptions of the local area, helping young people to create their own narratives about their local environment.

Responsibilities:

Administrative Support:

● Assist in the preparation and organisation of workshop materials and resources.

● Communicate with participants and stakeholders, including responding to inquiries and managing sign up.

● recording photo/video documentation related to the workshops and events.

 

Workshop Support:

● Collaborate with the lead artists/creative producers in facilitating engaging and inclusive workshops.

● Provide assistance to participants during creative activities, ensuring a positive and supportive environment.

● Help set up and clean up workshop spaces before and after sessions.

 

Event Support:

● Assist in the setup and breakdown of event spaces, including arranging seating, displays, and equipment.

● Welcome and guide participants during events, ensuring they have a smooth and enjoyable experience.

● Support event coordination tasks such as managing guest, distributing materials, and collecting feedback.

Interest & Qualities:

● Passion for art, creativity, and community engagement.

● Excellent organisational and communication skills.

● Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

● Enthusiasm for working with young people and creating inclusive spaces.

● A passion for attending events and workshops. May have had some experience in event planning, workshop facilitation, or arts administration is a plus but not required.

Benefits:

● Gain practical experience in arts management, event planning, and workshop facilitation.

● Opportunity to work alongside experienced artists and professionals in the creative industry.

● Develop valuable skills in communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

● Contribute to the success of a vibrant cultural festival in Newhaven.

● Ongoing opportunities to be involved. Hospitable Environment CIC runs events and workshops throughout the year and there are multiple opportunities to get involved.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this work experience opportunity, please submit a CV and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant experience (if any). Applications should be sent to hello@hospitable-environment.com by 15th April.

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply. If you require any accommodations during the application process or have any questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Deadline for Applications: 15th April

Contact Information:

Hospitable Environment hello@hospitable-environment.com

www.hospitable-environment.com

Join us in exploring how to build Hospitable Environments and how to make a difference through art and community engagement!

(NOW FILLED) MARKETING + SOCIALS CREATOR

Motcombe Pool – Eastbourne Alive
Renee Vaughan Sutherland – residency | workshops |exhibition
Marketing + Socials Creator

I am an artist currently embarking on a six residency at Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne and am looking for support with marketing / social media.

Residency Details
The residency period runs from 19 January to the 25 February and will culminate in an exhibition from the 20 – 25 February.

Project Focus
I am focusing on The Bourne, the freshwater stream that serves as the source of water for Motcombe Pool (when it is operational), centring on the historical and recent experiences of the location. I’m drawing inspiration from Heraclitus’ notion that ‘no person ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and they are not the same person.’ I will be concentrating on direct outreach and develop workshops and discussions with the community while also co-creating artwork based on memory, collective memory, and the ephemeral nature of memory, whether that spans minutes or centuries. This will take shape through print making, film-based photography, celluloid film, video, and water from Motcombe Pool (and The Bourne) and natural elements from Motcombe Gardens. It is my aim to produce a body of work that intricately weaves connections and stories through the source – water.

Role & Responsibilities
I am seeking a marketing & comms creator to assist in raising awareness of the project and workshops, as well as promoting the upcoming exhibition. The role spans 7 days throughout the 6-week project, requiring flexibility in the allocation of half and full days, subject to prior agreement. This opportunity is ideal for someone seeking short-term experience, particularly those interested in the arts and community engagement.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with me to develop a comprehensive marketing plan.
• Develop a content calendar, encompassing planning and scheduling.
• Create and post social content, including simple graphics and engaging stories.
• Liaise with creative stakeholders and collaborators, such as Eastbourne Alive and
Towner Eastbourne, to share and promote content.

Ideal Skills:
• Proficiency in using Adobe Creative Packages or equivalent software.
• Interest in and knowledge of various social media channels.
• Strong communication skills with a willingness to contribute creative ideas.
• Self-starter with a flexible and collaborative professional demeanour.
• Strong attention to detail, proactive, and responsible.
• Excellent organisational and planning skills.

Rate & Location
This freelance role is compensated at £175 per day (totalling 7 days) and allows for a hybrid work model, primarily remote with occasional in-person meetings at Motcombe
Pool, if required. If you are interested in the role, please email your CV and/or an outline of your skills and experience to r_v_s@me.com

(NOW FILLED) WORKSHOP ASSISTANT

Motcombe Pool – Eastbourne Alive
Renee Vaughan Sutherland – residency | workshops | exhibition
Workshop Assistant

I am an artist currently embarking on a six-week residency at Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne, seeking support for running workshops over a three-week period.
Residency Details
The residency spans from January 19 to February 25, concluding with an exhibition from February 20 to 25.

Project Focus
I am focusing on The Bourne, the freshwater stream that serves as the source of water for Motcombe Pool (when it is operational), centring on the historical and recent experiences of the location. I’m drawing inspiration from Heraclitus’ notion that ‘no person ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and they are not the same person.’ I will be concentrating on direct outreach and develop workshops and discussions with the community while also co-creating artwork based on memory, collective memory, and the ephemeral nature of memory, whether that spans minutes or centuries. This will take shape through print making, film-based photography, celluloid film, video, and water from Motcombe Pool (and The Bourne) and natural elements from Motcombe Gardens. It is my aim to produce a body of work that intricately weaves connections and stories through the source – water.

Role & Responsibilities
A workshop day will run from 9.30am to 5pm onsite at Motcombe Pool with (regular breaks), with 2 sessions each day. Responsibilities include workshop setup, participant assistance, and cleanup.

Key dates:
• February 2 (Friday)
• February 3 (Saturday)
• February 9 (Friday)
• February 10 (Saturday)
• February 16 (Friday)

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this role is someone who enjoys working with people, has an interest in art and community, and is proactive and responsible.

Rate & Location
The freelance role pays £125 per day (totalling 5 days) and is open to shared. This position is also open to be shared if you are unable to commit to all dates listed above.
If you are interested in the role, please email your CV and/or an outline of your skills and experience to r_v_s@me.com

APPRENTICESHIPS FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 

An apprenticeship can be challenging for any employer to work around, however much you want to help. Kim can help demystify apprenticeships and provide clear pathways to getting the apprentice that will most benefit you business at: kim.byford@dlwp.com

All DLWP apprenticeship opportunities can be found on our Jobs page here

APPRENTICES

We know first-hand the two-way impact of having an apprentice join your team and we were delighted to appoint our own Talent Accelerator Apprentice Mehrin Miah who joined the team in February. You can find out more about Mehrin on the blog she wrote for DLWP here.

ACCREDITATION & DIGITAL BADGING

It is our goal to retain the creative talent in East Sussex, and to empower employers to work with young people to help drive their businesses.  To help keep things on track, we’ve developed, along with our partners, an accredited Talent Accelerator pathway.  This system sees young people achieve and collect accredited digital badges to motivate learning and ambition and to help them build a purpose driven pathway through the Talent Accelerator programme.

How Digital Badging works: