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Calling Freelance Artists…


A little birdie has told us about an interesting freelance opportunity (ok, it dropped into our inbox, but how boring does that sound?) with community interest company Wash Arts. Here’s how it works. You’re a freelance artist, with a focus or interest in digital art creation. You’re also a canny so-and-so, and have checked out, and quite possibly regularly use, free, open source applications, such as the GIMP (it’s not rude!).

As supported by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Wash Arts are keen to hear from you and will pay for your time, if you will help them take part in a collaborative project celebrating local life. It’s all designed to support informal adult learning, and to show people what’s out there in terms of the digital arts, IT and the internet. It’s a pilot project, so, if it all goes well, it could grow into a really valuable local resource. Interested? Full press release to follow, contact details at the bottom.


Ilkeston based community arts organisation Wash Arts CIC will shortly be
recruiting one or more freelance arts workers for our exciting ‘Pass the
Source’ project to be run in partnership with Erewash Partnership’s
Enterprise Centre.

‘Pass the Source’ is funded by the Dept for Business Innovation and
Skills’ £2m nationwide Transformation Fund that aims to promote informal
adult learning.

We are seeking one or more experienced arts workers with interest in and
knowledge of at least one creative Open Source software application and at
least one on-line file-sharing and social networking application.

The project will take advantage of freely available applications as a
means of increasing participants’ access to digital arts, IT and the
internet whilst taking part in a collaborative project celebrating local
life. Four half-day sessions per week (including one weekend session)
will take place in the newly upgraded and supported IT suite at Cotmanhay
Enterprise Centre between early October and March 2010. Successful
applicants will be supported by an assistant artist and IT technician.

Fees inclusive of travel and expenses will be £100 per session. There is
also a separate materials and equipment budget for the project.

Please email initial expressions of interest outlining your relevant
qualifications, skills and experience and your availability (daytime,
evenings and Saturdays) to susan [at] writing ‘Open Source’ in
the subject bar.

Deadline: Friday October 9th.

If you would like an informal chat about the project, please call Susan
Smith on 0115 9328171 or 07958081404