DaDa - Disability and Deaf Arts 01.06.11

DaDa - Disability and Deaf Arts 01.06.11

Welcome
1st June 2011
All the latest news and opportunities from
DaDa-Disability and Deaf Arts

1. A Message From Ruth Gould............................................1
2. Be Part of DaDaLive..........................................................2
3. Job Vacancy: DaDaLive Director........................................3
4. Job Vacancy: Personal Assistant to CEO ...........................3
5. Young DaDa Steering Group..............................................4
6. Disability and Deaf Arts News...........................................5
7. Animation Commissioned by DaDaFest Wins Deaffest Award........................................................................................5
8. Snap! My World.................................................................5
9. Purple Patch Arts Training................................................5
10. Get Involved with Strictly Collaborate.............................6
11. Look 11 Photography Festival On Now............................6
12. Sefton Park Palm House Events.......................................7
13. Arts Jobs and Opportunities.............................................7
14. Development Consultant - Fittings Multimedia Arts.........7
15. Freelance Project Manager - Turning Point Yorkshire and Humber......................................................................................8
16. Arts and Health Practitioners Required - Live and Learn..8
17. Call For Entries - World Event Young Artists.....................9
18. Three Current Vacancies - Shape......................................9
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A message from Ruth Gould, DaDa's Chief Executive Officer

It has been busy since our last newsletter; last Saturday 23 young people performed 'The Road we Dream On' at Tate Liverpool to a packed audience as part of DaDaLive. It was devised by them and spoke of journeys both imaginary and real. With projections, dance, song and drama they created a captivating piece to be proud of. We will post the finished film on our website in the next few weeks and recruitment has now started for year 2 of the project (see below).

DaDa was shortlisted for the TMP awards in the Tourism Event of the Year category and the glittering ceremony took place last Thursday. Unfortunately we did not win but it is a positive step to be selected for the shortlist. It was a really tough category to win with some big competition. We know that the uniqueness of our work and the fact that the DaDaFest audience jumped from 11,000 to over 65,000 last year has been recognised, but there is still far to go in creating opportunities for people to experience a different impression of what it means to be a disabled or deaf person. I am passionate about getting publicity not only for our work, but for Disability Arts to be recognised and appreciated in wider circles. We will keep on doing what we can to push the boundaries of stereotypes, to devise and promote our work as best we can and we have some exciting plans for 2012!
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Be Part of DaDaLive!
Deadline for applications: Friday 1st July 2011

Would you like to be part of an exciting project and experience all aspects of live arts? Are you aged 13-19 and a Disabled or d/Deaf person?

You will get to work with professional arts companies, performers and practitioners. DaDaLive members gain valuable experience in the arts, developing a wide variety of skills backstage and performing to create original productions. All the ideas for the workshops and productions are lead by the young people and you can earn Arts Award accreditation too.

Sessions will be held in Liverpool on a weekday evening from September 2011 to March 2012 and all sessions will be free. We just ask for enthusiasm and commitment.

For more information and the application form visit www.dadahello.com/dadalive email [email protected] or telephone 0151 707 1733. This information is available in other formats on request.
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Job Vacancy: DaDaLive Director
Deadline for Applications: 5pm on Wednesday 29th June 2011

Times:
• Three hours per week to deliver approximately twenty five sessions on weekday evenings (excluding school holidays) to be held in a central Liverpool location from September 2011 to end of March 2012
• Two productions in December 2011 and March 2012
• Four full days for the residential week during school holidays (date to be set)
• Plus time for planning and evaluation
Pay: £5,200 fixed fee (to be paid in instalments)

We are looking to appoint a Director for year two of DaDaLive, on a fixed term freelance position. The Director will have experience of working with young Disabled and Deaf people in the arts and be willing to work together with them to motivate and develop their skills. It is a hands -on arts facilitating post but will require planning and preparation and management of staff and volunteers.

For more information and the job description visit www.dadahello.com/about-us/vacancies email [email protected] or telephon 0151 707 1733. This information is available in other formats on request.

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Job Vacancy: Personal Assistant to CEO
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 10th June 2011

Hours: Four days a week, 28 hours
Salary: £18,336 pro rota [scale 4, point 19]. Permanent Contract.
Location: Based at the DaDa office in Liverpool City Centre

DaDa is now recruiting for personal assistance and administrative support position for the CEO. The role includes helping the CEO to develop and sustain relationships with external partners - particularly arts and cultural organisations. The role will also require the person to undertake general office administrative duties and tasks such as maintaining the audio description service and booking Sign Language Interpreters.

For more information on this role visit www.dadahello.com

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Young DaDa Steering Group

DaDa would like to appoint six young Disabled and d/Deaf people (13 - 19 years old) to be members of a steering group to inform and lead decision-making processes for our Young People's programme. The role as a steering group member will be voluntary but travel expenses and access support will be covered when attending events or meetings as part of the role.

Role Description:
• Attend Young DaDa steering group meetings which will take place four times a year. During the meeting you will be asked to contribute to discussions, put forward ideas and share your opinions regarding current and future projects for Young DaDa.
• Research and develop with DaDa processes to gain funding and sponsorship to allow the Young DaDa projects to take place.
• To be an ambassador for Young DaDa and attend events to champion our work.
• Support the work of Young DaDa and DaDa -Disability and Deaf Arts and identify good practice, raise any issues and concerns and identify gaps in services.

For more information and details on how to apply visit www.dadahello.com/young-dadafest,email [email protected] or telephone 0151 703 2258

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Disability and Deaf Arts News
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Animation Commissioned by DaDaFest Wins Deaffest Award

All for Claire, a short animation by artist Simon Mckeown, produced for DaDaFest International 2010, was awarded ‘Best Experimental Film' at the UK's Deaf film festival - Deaffest, on the 21st May 2011. All for Claire, featuring performer Claire Cunningham was shown on the BBC Big Screens nationwide during DaDaFest and can be viewed here.
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Snap! My World

Mencap's photo and film competition is now open. Snap! is the photo and film competition Mencap has every year. This year they want you to tell them about your life. Mencap works hard to make sure your voice is heard. We want you to have your say so people can hear your story. Please visit the Snap! Website for more details www.mencap.org.uk/snap . If you send them your photos and films along with your stories by 30 June 2011 you could win some great prizes.
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Purple Patch Arts Training

Purple Patch Arts mission is to ‘inspire creative adventure' in the lives and hearts of people with learning disabilities. If you would like to reserve a place on any of the following training courses please e-mail [email protected]harts.org or telephone 07773 767427.

6th July 2011: Changing Minds: 10-4pm
An introduction to Dementia and the role of creativity in older peoples care.

10th September 2011: Make it Multisensory: 10-4pm
An introduction to the use of multisensory tools to create inclusive creative environments

Courses cost £102 per place or you can block book all three courses for £265. All courses will be delivered at Manchester Yard Theatre.
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Get Involved with Strictly Collaborate

If you are a young person who lives too far South for DaDaLive, we would recommend checking out Strictly Collaborative. They are an exciting professional theatre company aimed at 13-25 year olds. It is specifically aimed at Disabled and Non Disabled young people and they are Disabled led.

Their latest project, 'Restraints', is due to begin again on September 2011 at The Devonport Guildhall for 25 weeks culminating in a performance in Plymouth in March 2012. They are currently looking for young people aged 13-25 both disabled and non-disabled, to join the core company. For more details please contact [email protected]
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Look 11 Photography Festival On Now

Look 11 is now in full swing in Liverpool, and is on until 26th June with exhibitions and events in venues across Liverpool including the Bluecoat, CUC, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, St Georges Hall, Liverpool ONE and many more. The central theme is a ‘call to action' and it is the first photography festival to be staged in Liverpool. It is set within the context of Liverpool's year of social justice and city of radicals. We highly recommend it so find out more at www.look2011.co.uk/.
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Sefton Park Palm House Events

The June and July events listings for the palmhouse have been announced. Highlights include Tea Dance amidst the Palms in the afternoon of Tuesday 14 June, the popular Salsa Dancing Evening on Saturday 18 June and Charles Dickens at the Palm House hosted by Gerald Dickens, the great great grandson of Charles. There are also exhibitions, sing-a-long afternoons, family friendly events, concerts and the Arabic Arts Festival family fun day to look forward to. For more information visit their website www.palmhouse.org.uk
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Jobs and Opportunities
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Development Consultant - Invitation to Tender

Fittings Multimedia Arts

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 22nd June 2011
Fee: £10,000 plus expenses
Organisation base: Liverpool

Fittings Multimedia Arts is one of the UK's leading disability-led producing companies is looking to appoint a Development Consultant to assist with the next stage of their development and to contribute to the planning and restructuring of the organisation to aid and secure future sustainability.

Interested parties should download the invitation to tender from Fittings website or request a printed copy from [email protected] call 0151 708 8858
visit www.fittings.org.uk/recruitment.
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Freelance Project Manager
Turning Point Yorkshire and Humber
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 6th June

Turning Point Yorkshire & Humber aims to provide a new and dynamic voice for the visual arts across the region.

They require a Project Manager role to support the TPYH Steering Group in the strategic development of the visual arts across the Yorkshire region - driving forward a sector endorsed strategy with the support of a lively but voluntary Steering Group. This will suit someone who is dynamic, enthusiastic and has relevant experience of working in the visual arts.

For full information, background and person specification visit www.tpyh.org.uk
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Arts and Health Practitioner/s Required - Live and Learn
Collective Encounters
Deadline for applications: 10am on 14th June

Collective Encounters are looking to engage exceptional health practitioner/s to support Live and Learn; an arts and health project taking place across Merseyside. Through Live and Learn they aim to improve the experiences of people with dementia through engagement in arts and reminiscence techniques. Two separate freelance positions are available and you can download more information and an application pack at
http://www.collective-encounters.org.uk/companyinformation.php email: [email protected] or telephone 0151 291 3887.
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Call For Entries
World Event Young Artists
Deadline for entries: 1st October 2011

World Event Young Artists (WEYA) is an exciting occasion bringing together and celebrating the talent and artistic excellence of young people from across the globe.

In September 2012 World Event Young Artists will bring a staggering 1,000 young artists (18 - 30 years) from 120 nations to Nottingham. Over a period of 10 days, these artists will bring the city to life with creative activity across all art forms including visual arts, music and gastronomy. These artists will have the chance to showcase and share their practice, exchange ideas and build future collaborations.

For more details and online entry visit www.ukyoungartists.co.uk
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Three Current Vacancies at Shape
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 7th June 2011

Shape is a disability-led arts organisation based in London working to improve access to culture for disabled people. They develop opportunities for disabled artists, they train cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and we run participatory arts and development programmes. Find out more and download the recruitment pack at http://www.shapearts.org.uk/aboutus/currentvacancies/ or call the recruitment line on 0207 424 7367

Shape Service Co-ordinator - Training & Access Services
Salary £20,550 plus benefits
(full time - 12 month fixed term contract)
Responsible for the reconfiguration and delivery of Shape's Training & Access Services.

Shape Programme Manager - Audiences, Training & Access
Salary £25,907 - £28,634 plus benefits (Full time)
Responsible for a portfolio of services.

Shape Service Co-ordinator - Audiences
Salary £20,550 plus benefits
(full time - 12 month fixed term contract)
To reconfigure and deliver Shape's audience-related services.
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