Experimentica 2024: Call to Spring - Open Call
Deadline: Friday 24 November, 5pm
Experimentica is our four-day live art festival held by Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, that encourages risk, collaboration and exchange – the only one of its kind in Wales. Running for over twenty years, this biennial festival brings a vital moment for radical and experimental live art practices to thrive.
This open call welcomes proposals from artists based in the UK and Ireland that touch on themes of Spring – transformation, emergence, spontaneity, ritual or the act of gathering.
These provocations intend to encourage imaginative thinking and should not dissuade you if your practice doesn’t immediately align with them.
You can propose new work, works-in-progress or pre-existing work. If you’re selected, you’ll be offered a fee between £250 and £2000 which will be determined in conversation with our festival team, depending on the scale and scope of the work.
Our definition of performance/live art is expansive and includes any encounter that performs an action or invites an exchange. This could be a performance involving movement, sound, speech, dance, music, lighting, objects, and visuals, as well as performative gestures such as postal offerings, digital interventions, guided walks, private and public rituals, and acts of rest and nourishment.
Interviews: week commencing 11 December
Contract: Permanent, full-time (subject to a 3-month probationary period).
Hours of work: 40 hours per week (TOIL) including a 1-hour paid lunch break. Some weekend and evening work will be necessary.
Location: You’ll be based in Chapter, Cardiff but we offer a hybrid model which means that, when possible, you can also work from home.
Responsible to: Head of Fundraising
Responsible for: no direct reports
The key purpose of the role is to support the Head of Fundraising in all aspects of Chapter’s strategic fundraising to achieve annual income targets for the organisation.
You’ll work across research and prospecting, cultivation, stewardship, development of proposals, reporting and data management to generate income across trusts and foundations, statutory sources, individuals and business partnerships.
You’ll manage our membership schemes ensuring that those relationships are nurtured to maximise stakeholder investment in the organisation, our community ethos and programme ambitions.
You’ll also be required to set up accurate systems to ensure that records are maintained, and that all work is monitored and evaluated in the most efficient way, and you’ll take responsibility for preparing reports for successful awards to agreed schedules.
As Fundraising Assistant you’ll need to demonstrate the following competencies. We’re aware that you may not have all the desired skills and experience and we’ll provide support and training for areas where you may need to grow into the role.
• Experience of fundraising and an understanding of fundraising best practice.
• Good organisational skills and excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to work to deadlines whilst managing multiple priorities.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Sensitive and dynamic communicator, able to advocate and influence.
• Methodical with a high attention to detail.
• IT literate with experience of using Word, Excel and databases.
• Good numeracy skills and an understanding of how to present budgets clearly.
• Ability to communicate in Welsh.
• Understanding of GDPR legislation.
• Experience of monitoring, evaluation and report writing
We safeguard a workplace free from all forms of discrimination and promote equity across our organisation. We're built from the valuable contributions, knowledge, and experience of all staff, volunteers, and trustees, and encourage everyone interested in a career or creative opportunity to follow our Code of Conduct.
Our venue is for everyone, and we welcome applications from everyone. Our application procedure is anonymised.
We’re a supportive and friendly employer, offering hybrid working and flexible hours where possible. We are a living wage employer and our staff benefits include:
- 5.6 weeks of holiday per annum, including bank holidays, pro rata for part-time positions
- Two free cinema tickets a month
- Free lunch when working in the building
- 20% off food and drink in the Caffi Bar
- Welsh at Work scheme
- Contributory pension scheme to which you will be auto-enrolled (subject to the conditions of the scheme). The scheme enables you to save for your retirement using your own money, together with tax relief and contributions from Chapter
- Enhanced maternity and adoption pay, after a year’s service
- Access to an Employee Assist Programme
- Complimentary tea/coffee from the Caffi Bar
- Support for continuous development
- Eye Care for Display Screen Equipment Work
- Secure bike racks
- Staff parking
All job descriptions can be viewed in full as a download below.
To apply for all of our jobs please fill in the Application form, which can be downloaded below, and return to [email protected]. Please fill in an Equal Opportunities form for any creative opportunity or career and submit before the deadline here.
Any questions about any jobs and opportunities are warmly welcomed and can be directed to [email protected]