We’re recruiting! Will you be our new Visual Arts Instigator?


We're recruiting a freelance Visual Arts Instigator

You heard it here, first! 

That’s right – after 3 years of supporting live-arts and performance, Bradford Producing Hub is expanding into the world of visual arts. This exciting step will see us widen our support of the Bradford arts sector as we build up to Bradford 2025. 

To make this happen, we are seeking a freelance Visual Arts Instigator to help drive forward the BPH vision, create strong connections with the visual arts sector and help to develop new ways of working.

Application Deadline: Monday 9 January 2023, 5pm

Fee: £170 per day to include travel to/from Bradford city centre (other travel and expenses will be paid in agreement with the Project Director)

Days: 2-days per week, flexible, to be agreed alongside your other (freelance) commitments

Period: ASAP to Mar 2024 (subject to possible extension)

Terms: Freelance contract, the Visual Arts Instigator will be responsible for payment of their own tax and national insurance contributions

Location: BPH has an office in Bradford city centre. We would prefer you to work from the office at least once a week for meetings, etc. You will also often be ‘out and about’ around Bradford District, meeting with artists and organisations in arts spaces and cafes.

About the Role

You will be an important part of a small, friendly and passionate team made up of PAYE staff and freelancers led by BPH’s Project Director – who shape and deliver the BPH programme together. The new Visual Arts Instigator will become part of our wider team of Instigators; Creative Instigators Kirsty Taylor and Nicole Joseph, and Music Instigator Sinead Campbell.

We are a needs-led project, so all our activity is in direct response to the ideas, experiences and needs of artists and creatives in Bradford. This means we are always listening, ever-evolving and often making things happen quickly. The Instigator roles are at the centre of how we do this.

Ideal for artists or arts practitioners, living or working in Bradford, from any visual arts discipline (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, etc) or area of practice (artist, curator, designer, facilitator, etc). Whatever your practice, you will bring your skills and experience to the role. You will have a commitment to collaborative practice and a tendency for disrupting the status quo. You will know how to turn ideas into actions and projects: training, events, and creative activities that directly respond to the needs you’re hearing. Most importantly, you will have a generous, outward-looking approach – wanting to share your knowledge and skills, and passionate about supporting other people to develop.

Access: We will support any needs you may have in order to enable you to undertake this role, this may be in relation to disability, mental health, caring responsibilities, faith, etc.

How to Apply

Interested in applying? Please read the Job Description 

Once you’re ready, please email your application ‘letter’ (written, audio or video formats all welcome) outlining your relevant experience, plus your CV to hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk by Monday 9th January 2023, at 5pm.

Please put ‘Visual Arts Instigator Application’ as the email subject.

We encourage applications from people who identify from backgrounds and experiences currently underrepresented in the arts (including, but not limited to: people from ethnically diverse and global majority communities, people with a disability or life-limiting condition, working class, LGBTQIA+).

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk 

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