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Immediate Freelance Opportunities at Aberystwyth Arts Centre as part of the National Contemporary Art Gallery for Wales initiative

Aberystwyth Arts Centre has been chosen to be part of an exciting initiative that will establish a National Contemporary Art Gallery for Wales (NCAGW). Based on a dispersed model, NCAGW is a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru, National Library of Wales, the Arts Council of Wales, Oriel Myrddin in Carmarthen, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Gallery, Oriel Davies in Newtown, Storiel in Bangor, Plas Glyn y Weddw in Llanbedrog, Ruthin Craft Centre, Mostyn in Llandudno, Newport Museum and Art Gallery and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea.

The initiative is funded by the Welsh Government and aims to bring works of art form our national collections, cared for by Amgueddfa Cymru and the National Library of Wales closer to communities by showcasing them in the partner venues for inclusion in exhibition and outreach programmes. Hand in hand with this, is the will to develop commissioning, engagement and exhibition opportunities that both draw on and support Wales’ contemporary artists.

As a national initiative, NCAGW aspires to advocate for contemporary creative practice and to grow audiences and interaction, locally and internationally. This dispersed model is an ambitious approach that seeks to respond to communities’ interests and to build cohesive support and promotion of contemporary art in and of Wales.

As part of this initiative, Aberystwyth Arts Centre is looking for 3 short-term but immediate freelance consultants to plan and support us in how the NCAGW initiative will sit within and develop our existing busy contemporary visual arts programme.

Each consultant will be experienced, skilled, passionate and confident in planning, researching and delivering information to Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the possible dynamic range of activities that would enable more communities and artists to engage with and benefit from the contemporary visual arts in Wales,

We would like to investigate the 3 different areas below

Freelance Opportunities

We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for contemporary art and a real understanding of Wales, arts and audiences.

The project will investigate what marketing activity and reach impact is possible through interrogating the data, researching markets, audience potential and identifying marketing campaign options and strategies that will enable us to grow our audiences by 3% year on year.

We are looking for a contemporary visual arts consultant with experience of managing arts commissions and programming. You will provide immediate support to the Visual Arts Manager in delivering a specific NCAGW artist commission and work on identifying further future possible commissions.

We are looking for a creative practitoner who has experience of devising and delivering engagement activity within the contemporary visual arts. You will be confident in project management and will support the Visual Arts Manager in devising a workable engagement strategy for the contemporary visual arts programme.  You will work in partnership with the NCAGW Learning Officer, as well as potentially with other outreach / engagement posts that exist across the NCAGW network of partners with a view to identifying collaborative opportunities.

The project will start as soon as possible for all 3 freelance roles, and last approximately 6-weeks including an evaluation and future steps report, with all work completed by Thursday 28th March 2024.

The fee payable for the contract period from Feb 2024- March 2024 is £2,000 plus a small budget for materials and travel costs.

Deadline Friday 9th February.

To apply please send us your CV and a covering one-page letter setting out why you would like this work and the experience that makes you a suitable freelance candidate.

Send to David Wilson