Jobs & opps

From full time roles to part time volunteer work, our jobs and opps pages highlight some of the industry’s most sought after positions- across multiple sectors, levels of experience and business structures. Look through them today and take the first step to a new start.


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Opp: Anatomy #21: SLANDER

ANATOMY #21 will blacken all names and vilify your heroes. We need guttersnipes, ragamuffins, tatterdemalions and scallywags to slosh about in the scandal and slurs. We are looking for fearless proposals, 5-30 minutes in length, of art that can be presented in a room with an audience, regardless of trend, style, medium or truth value. A quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall and occasionally venturing elsewhere, ANATOMY is especially welcoming of artists who face marginalisation, including D/deaf and/or disabled people, LGBTI+ people, women, people of colour, working class people, and people from any related background or identity. We have a full accessibility policy to support this work. If you feel you are often excluded from performance opportunities, we would like to include you and hear how we can do that better. We have a budget to help meet individual access needs. Selected acts will receive: – A £100 fee per performer, plus travel expenses – Accommodation if needed with Anatomy family and friends – Rehearsal space in Summerhall as required – Full technical support for the show – Photo and film documentation of the performance We are currently unable to host aerial performances. One day we will be able to fly.

Posted 7 days ago
By Anatomy Arts

Opp: Recycling-themed installation [ Funded ]

The environmental charity Hubbub UK is looking for Scotland-based artists/designers/makers to create an eye-catching, bold installation for a recycling-on-the-go campaign. This will be a really great opportunity for a local artist to take part in a high-profile behaviour change campaign, as well as having their work showcased in Edinburgh city centre! Any interested parties should email ellie@hubbub.org.uk to receive a full design brief. Please include a copy of your portfolio. Initial sketch deadline: Friday, 16th July. Budget up to 8k. See the website for reference and an understanding of Hubbub’s work: https://www.leedsbyexample.co.uk.

Posted 14 days ago
By Hubbub

Opp: COMPASS: Next Generation Programme

Deadline: 18 July 2019 at 17:00 We have up to 20 places available for a dedicated cohort of makers, who will work through the programme together. COMPASS: Next Generation Programme will run on an annual basis. Applications are now open for the 2019 programme, which will commence in October 2019. We have up to 20 places available for a dedicated cohort of makers, who will work through the programme together. The Next Generation programme of COMPASS is a personal and business development programme for makers at the start of their career. We know that the first year in business is challenging. COMPASS: Next Generation Programme will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to decide how they want to take their business idea forward. The programme is designed for those who have just graduated, or those who have just started their practice and have been in business for less than a year. The programme will help you challenge your business thinking and explore ways to make your business more sustainable and entrepreneurial. >>> Download the COMPASS: Next Generation Programme Application Pack 2019: https://www.craftscotland.org/mediaLibrary/other/english/25629.pdf Two-day residential Take two days out to focus on your new creative career and identify what really matters in those all-important first few years in business. This is your chance to spend some time with and learn from other makers at the same stage of their career and the experienced programme facilitators. There is also the opportunity to hear inspiring stories and gain valuable insights from the cohort of creatives on the COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2019, who will join us on day two of the residential. The programme consists of an intensive two-day residential programme at Hospitalfield, which is followed by a final one-day workshop. The residential includes: Accommodation for one night Refreshments Breakfast, lunch and dinner Access to Hospitalfield House and grounds One-day workshop This is a chance to regroup with the cohort and cement your learning following the two-day residential. This workshop will be held in Edinburgh. Location: All Scotland For further information, please contact jo@craftscotland.org (jo@craftscotland.org), or call 0131 466 3870, or visit https://www.craftscotland.org/community/opportunity/compass-next-gen The deadline is Thursday 18 July 2019 at 17:00.

Posted 5 days ago
By Craft Scotland

Opp: New !!Branding Service that turns clicks into customers

Are you a new start-up, business or creative interested in crafting a brand identity to help set you apart? Then help has arrived! Prayer Pixel is a remote design studio based in Edinburgh, Scotland UK, run by Smart Hopewell. With over 15 years of design knowledge and digital marketing expertise working with creative professionals, new start-ups, brands, organizations, charities and local churches. I create websites, landing pages, logo's, brochure's, business cards, flyers, music, videos and digital experiences that turn clicks into customers. Get in touch today! And I'll help you turn your clicks into customers.

Posted 17 days ago
By Prayer Pixel

Opp: £2500 top prize for any creative work

The John Byrne Award Deadline: 31 July 2019 at 23:55 The John Byrne Award is an online exhibition and creative competition open to 16-30 year olds living in Scotland. Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for £250 prize; 31 Jan 2020 for £2500 prize. The John Byrne Award is Scotland's biggest competition for young, emerging artists. Our aim is to encourage a discussion about societal values by promoting the creative work of our entrants. We are looking for work that is thought-provoking and displays a sophisticated consideration of values. Visit www.Johnbyrneaward.org.uk to see all entries. Everyone who enters will receive an invitation to our awards ceremony, held in Edinburgh in February 2020. Any creative medium is accepted. Examples include: *Visual - Paintings, drawings, sketches, illustrations, sculpture, digital art, screen prints, mixed media, photography. *Design - Product/industrial design, fashion design, textile design, game design, UI/UX design, interior and spatial design, architectural design. *Audio - Compositions, songs, original pieces of music, audio recordings. *Video - Documentaries, interviews, animation, music videos, art films, short films, fashion films. *Writing - poetry, journalism, blog posts, essays, creative writing. Prizes: *Annual award £2500 *Monthly award £250 Entry Criteria: *16 - 30 years old *Currently living in Scotland *We accept one entry per person or team per month Deadlines: *£2500 award: 23:59 on 31 January 2020 *£250 award: 23:59 on the last day of every month How to Enter: Entries can be submitted at: https://www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk/enter-now-1/ Location: All Scotland For further information, please contact jade@johnbyrneaward.org.uk (jade@johnbyrneaward.org.uk), or visit https://www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk/ The deadline is Wednesday 31 July 2019 at 23:55.

Posted 7 days ago
By The John Byrne Award

Opp: 'A creative revolution': a new centre for immersive storytelling

Augmented and virtual reality promise to transform the way audiences experience the arts. We need to make sure the UK creative workforce has the skills to seize the opportunity, says Heleana Neil. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies have the power to transform the way we perceive and experience certain situations. They have come on leaps and bounds in recent years – and a new centre for immersive storytelling, the StoryFutures Academy, has just been launched. See here what we can offer. Worldwide audiences Immersive technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), have the ability to captivate audiences worldwide. They can completely transform the way people experience something from the theatre to the classroom. We’ve unlocked a new way to tell stories – and it’s likely we’ve only just scratched the surface of the power of this technology The UK is at the forefront of the creative revolution. We’ve unlocked a new way to tell stories – and it’s likely we’ve only just scratched the surface of the power of this technology. Centres such as ours will help us discover new and innovative ways to use AR and VR. We will offer a number of different programmes to help ensure the UK creative workforce is the most skilled in the world, including introduction workshops, bootcamps, on-set training, funding and labs. Run by a partnership between the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway, University of London, we received funding of £10m from UK Research and Innovation’s Audience of the Future programme. The programme aims to support immersive technologies and propel the UK’s position in the creative revolution forward. This is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which backs UK businesses and creates good jobs. Current activities We are currently bringing together artists and new technologies to look for new ways to connect audiences. Students, writers, actors and researchers alike are being exposed to innovative techniques and ideas, all with the aim of sharing the narratives that creatives want to tell. We have plans to work with 60 organisations across the UK to help develop the immersive sector and talent pool. Inside the labs, the work of the Royal Holloway is being used. Research done in sectors such as electronic engineering and media arts is enabling us to carry out our aims. Heleana Neil is a Content Creative at the StoryFutures Academy. https://www.storyfutures.com/academy

Posted 5 days ago
By Story Futures

Opp: RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION [ OPEN ART 2019 ]

CALL TO ARTISTS! We are delighted to announce that this year the RSA Open Exhibition of Art is returning in a revitalised format as part of the 193rd RSA Annual Exhibition! The RSA Annual Exhibition will run from 2 November –11 December 2019, showcasing a diverse range of contemporary art and architecture by our Royal Scottish Academicians, RSA award winners and artists and architects carefully selected from online open submissions. HOW TO ENTER To submit work to be considered for the exhibition artists must register and complete the online application process at www.royalscottishacademy.oess1.uk Artists may submit up to TWO works of any dimensions in any fine art medium An Entry Fee (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work: £15 per work / Students £10 per work. In line with other exhibiting societies please note there is also a £10 hanging fee for any work hung in the exhibition, payable in cash on Hand In days. Any works not included in the final selection will be refunded this admin fee. Deadline for submissions is Friday 6 September 2019 @ 5pm Please read the REGULATIONS & FAQs on our website in full before completing your application

Posted 2 months ago
By Royal Scottish Academy

Opp: RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION [ OPEN ARCHITECTURE 2019 ]

CALL TO ARCHITECTS! We are delighted to announce that this year the RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture is returning as part of the 193rd RSA Annual Exhibition! The RSA Annual Exhibition will run from 2 November – 11 December 2019, showcasing a diverse range of contemporary art and architecture by our Royal Scottish Academicians, RSA award winners and artists and architects carefully selected from online open submissions. HOW TO ENTER To submit work to be considered for the exhibition architects must register and complete the online application process at www.royalscottishacademy.oess1.uk Architects may submit up to TWO works of any dimensions in any fine art medium An Entry Fee (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work: £25 per work / Students £10 per work In line with other exhibiting societies please note there is also a £10 hanging fee for any work hung in the exhibition, payable in cash on Hand In days. Any works not included in the final selection will be refunded this admin fee. Deadline for submissions is Friday 6 September 2019 @ 5pm Please read the REGULATIONS & FAQs on our website in full before completing your application

Posted 2 months ago
By Royal Scottish Academy

Opp: The Kelpies Illustration Prize [ Open for Entries ]

Designers and illustrators based in Scotland are asked to submit five illustrations for a children's book on the theme of fables for a chance to win a prize package including a publishing deal. Are you an artist or illustrator based in Scotland? Do youlove children’s books? Then the Kelpies Illustration Prize is for you! We’re looking for imaginative and talented illustrators based in Scotland with a passion for children’s books. Sound like you? Keep reading! We’ve put together a brilliant prize package, designed to support your development as a children’s book illustrator, which includes the following: - A £1,000 cash prize - One year of mentoring by an experienced design team - A publishing contract with Floris Books for an illustrated project - A ticket to the Picture Hooks 2019 conference, plus £100 towards expenses You’ll find full details of what’s on offer in our Terms & Conditions (available on our website). This year, the Kelpies Illustration Prize is all new! Please make sure you read our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions (available on our website) carefully to get to grips with the new submission criteria. This year, we’re asking you to submit five illustrations for a children’s book on the theme of fables. The judges will be looking for imaginative interpretations, dynamic compositions and fully realised characters – both human and animal. You might find inspiration from existing fables from around the world, or new fables that you’ve created. For further information, please contact kelpiesillustrationprize@florisbooks.co.uk or visit the link below >>>

Posted 8 months ago
By Floris Books

Opp: Passion 2020

We are producing a large scale community project for 2020 and looking for artists from all genres who would be interested in being part of it. We are beginning to talk to people and are receiving expressions of interest

Posted 9 months ago
By Cutting Edge Theatre