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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

  • CREATIVE FUND 2020-2021
  • PUPPETRY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2020-2021
  • INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME 2020
  • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As the current situation continues to unfold and circumstances for artists become ever more challenging, we have decided to delay the closing dates and selection processes for these opportunities. Please see below for details.

We understand how much effort it takes, even at the best of times, to think blue skies thoughts and be meaningfully creative. How much harder are these processes when the future is so uncertain, and the urgent practicalities of life right now require all one’s attention.

We emphasise that each of these schemes will most definitely run later in 2020, when we hope fervently that the way forward, both for individual artists and the whole sector, is clearer and planning for the future a little easier.

Creative Fund 2020 – 2021 is now open

For 2020-2021 Puppet Animation Scotland will award £12,000. The maximum you can apply for is £5,000.

Puppet Animation Scotland champions puppetry, visual theatre and animated film.

Scottish-based artists over the age of 18 of whatever discipline (theatre, dance, film, spoken-word and visual arts etc) can apply to the Creative Fund to explore elements of their creative and technical working practices which relate meaningfully to puppetry, visual theatre and animated film, or any combination of these art forms.

We welcome applications which articulate clearly and concisely how specific, time-limited research and development will enable you to explore a new, exciting and ambitious creative concept and/or enable you to enhance your current working practices and learning.

For 2020-2021 Puppet Animation Scotland will award £12,000. The maximum you can apply for is £5,000.

The closing date for submissions is: Monday 22 June 2020, 12.00pm. We will not accept applications after this date and time.

Successful applicants will be informed by: Monday 6 July 2020, by 5.00pm.

Projects may start at any time up to 6 months after: Monday 3 August 2020

Creative Fund 2020-2021 Criteria & Application Form

Applications should be emailed to info@puppetanimation.org as PDFs. We will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

If you require the application in another format, or require support or assistance when applying, please contact us: 0131 560 1298, or via the email address above. All applicants must also fill in an Equalities Monitoring Form.

PUPPETRY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2020-2021

We are looking for a puppeteer of professional standing, at any stage in their career, to become Puppet Animation Scotland’s first puppetry artist in residency.

The residency will last for one year. The successful applicant will be passionate about their art form and committed to nurturing their creative and technical knowledge and skills significantly through a range of opportunities and resources provided by Puppet Animation Scotland. Central to the residency will be the initial development of a creative project which the successful puppeteer has proposed.The residency will last for one year. The successful applicant will be passionate about their art form and committed to nurturing their creative and technical knowledge and skills significantly through a range of opportunities and resources provided by Puppet Animation Scotland. Central to the residency will be the initial development of a creative project which the successful puppeteer has proposed.

Monday 8 June: Guidelines posted on the website
Friday 10 July: Closing date
Monday 20 July: Decision announced

International Artists Exchange Programme 2020

Puppet Animation would like to hear from established Scottish-based visual/physical theatre practitioners of around five years professional standing who are interested in exploring their current working practices in innovative and meaningful ways in order to nurture further their artistry, skills and ambition.

Monday 22 June: Please check here for more information about guidelines, as well as new closing and decisions announcement dates

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PUPPET ANIMATION SCOTLAND

Deadline: Wednesday 6 May, 12.00pm

Puppet Animation Scotland seeks to appoint a dynamic, empathetic, experienced and entrepreneurial arts professional to lead the organisation.

Job title: Artistic Director & Chief Executive Officer for Puppet Animation Scotland

Working hours: 35 hours per week.

The postholder will work evenings and weekends when required. Payment of overtime is not applicable to this post. Time off in lieu is offered.

Salary: £37,500

The Artistic Director & CEO acts as Puppet Animation Scotland’s leader, decision-maker, manager and executor, being responsible to and advising its Board of Directors, articulating and driving strategic evolution and progression within the organisation, managing and motivating employees, and presiding over the organisation’s day to day administration.

The Artistic Director & CEO also acts as Puppet Animation Scotland’s primary link with the wide range of national and international artists, arts and education workers, arts administrators, directors, managers, funders and other arts professionals who engage and collaborate with Puppet Animation Scotland’s wide portfolio of activities, articulating and promoting passionately and imaginatively the organisation’s artistic vision and activities.

The ideal candidate will project calm, diplomatic, empathetic and inspiring leadership, be extremely well organised, possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate a proven ability to handle a busy, multi-faceted workload with diligence, professionalism, thoroughness and grace.

Due to the ongoing seriousness of the coronavirus epidemic, we have decided to delay the selection process for Puppet Animation Scotland’s new artistic director. The new closing date for applications is Wednesday 6 May, 12.00pm. Interviews for short listed candidates will be held on the afternoon and early evening of Wednesday 13 May.

All applications must include the application form, a current CV and an equalities monitoring form (optional).

In line with our environmental policy, we will handle only online applications.

If you need more information before you apply, please also contact: info@puppetanimation.org

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