We are seeking to recruit an Animateur, who will be the main point of contact between artists, promoters and their communities, for our new audience development project – Connecting Creative Communities.

Connecting Creative Communities is a project which will investigate the relationship between promoter, artist and community.   Over a  2 year period we will seek to explore new ways for artists, promoters and communities to work together to make tours which resonate with and are relevant to Highland communities. 

Lisa Baxter (from The Experience Business) will lead workshops in promoter communities where:

Promoters will investigate lifestyle, cultural behaviour, opportunities and challenges, expectations and barriers. 
Communities will explore what makes them tick; what they like, what they don’t like, how and if they want to be involved, what excites or disappoints them, and to discover some things that maybe they don’t even know themselves yet.
Artists will explore relevance and impact, and then connect with communities to explore places and stories sharing prototypes of their work as they make it. 

The Touring Network has received funding from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation for this project, and will facilitate it by providing the expertise required to help artists and promoters build better relationships with their audiences, and by guiding the process over the 2 years.
There will be a tour of new work made during this process, which will be included in The Touring Network’s Supported Programme, and then a promoter and artists led symposium at the Gathering in 2019 to discuss the project – what worked and what didn’t, and what we have learned.  


The Role
The Animateur will be the main point of contact between artists, promoters and their communities, developing and supporting the connections and process between all participants and The Touring Network team. 

You will have had experience of working with communities to achieve a specific goal and have an interest in collaboration with the public. An understanding of current challenges in the touring sector is necessary and an understanding of specific challenges in the Highlands and Islands will be useful. 

Download the job pack to find out more and how to apply.

DEADLINE: noon on Fri 3 Nov 2017

Interviews will be held in Inverness on Tue 14 Nov 2017.