Job Vacancy | Performance Artist for Project with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

Closing Date: Monday 23 September, 6pm.

‘For the Love of Sweat!’ (working title) is a co-creation project where a performance artist will work with Darren O’Donnell, Artistic and Founding Director of Mammalian Diving Reflex and Galway primary school children to develop a new sport. The project will be co-lead by the selected artist and Darren. The selected artist will act as Artistic Coach and will assemble and work with a team of students to study the development and design of physical games. Together the Artistic Coach and children will create a spectacular, playful, crazy, new sport. They design and run a tournament for the new sport during Baboró 2020, sharing their new sport with the rest of their school and the public, inviting them to compete in the tournament. The tournament is both a tournament and a performance with costumes, lots of costumes.

Baboró are looking for a performance artist with expertise in either live art, performance, dance or theatre to become Artistic Coach on this innovative project. Suitable for an artist who is interested in working with children and in developing work within a collaborative team.

Project Timeline

Late November/December 2019 to June 2020
Artist will visit the school once a week to recruit the participants for the project and meet with key contacts in the school. They will work remotely on developing the project with Darren. The artist and selected children will work together once a week to design a new sport.

Week beginning 6 March 2020 (5 full days)
Artist and Darren will have a 5 day intensive meeting/workshops in Galway.

Week beginning 8 or 15 June 2020 TBC (5 full days)
Artist and Darren will have a 5 day intensive meeting/workshops in Galway.

September 2020 Artist will visit the school once a week to complete the development of the sport and prepare for Festival 2020.

4-18 October 2020 (10 full days)
Artist and Darren will work together with school children to present the finished sport as part of Baboró festival.

Applicants must be available to work in Galway for all of the above dates. This is a paid position.

Submission: Applications should be submitted to producer@baboro.ie via email including Performance Artist Call Out 2019’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be held on Monday 30th September in Galway and can be done via Skype if necessary.

For more information see: baboro.ie/…2020-project-callout
Queries to: producer@baboro.ie

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