Open Tender | Socially Engaged Artist for Project with The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy

Tender Deadline: 12 August, 12 noon GMT.

The Playhouse Theatre & Peacebuilding Academy is seeking to appoint a local, socially engaged creative artist working in any discipline to deliver a socially engaged project with individuals impacted by The Troubles. By Local Artist they mean an artist living and / or working in Northern Ireland & the Border Counties.

The Playhouse in partnership with Holywell Trust, Thomas D’Arcy McGee Foundation and Queens University Belfast received significant funding from the EU Peace IV to deliver the Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy starting January 2018 – June 2020. The 2.5 year project will be delivered in locations throughout Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.

The Theatre Peace Building Academy draws from this previous work and will programme national / international theatre artists with significant experience of using arts activity in areas of conflict & post conflict to promote healing and reconciliation. Project Base: The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry. Location: Northern Ireland & the Border Counties of Ireland.

Overview / Timescale: The successful Local, Socially Engaged Creative Artist may work in any mode or medium of the Creative Arts and should be willing to work in close collaboration with International Artist Ailin Conant to refine, enhance, and develop their own artistic practice. The successful local artist will deliver a creative project culminating in a public event by Friday 13th December 2019

The application process is a three staged process. Interviews (shortlisted candidates): 16th and 19th of August 2019. Appointment will be subject to eligibility to work in the UK. A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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