JOB!! JOB!! JOB!! Common Wealth are looking for an Associate Artist!


We’re looking for an Associate Artist who can work alongside us on the devising of our next piece, Radical Acts.

Radical Acts will be a celebration of disobedient action that women have taken to make change throughout history and the present day. All movement in the play, every action, gesture is historical and all text spoken is contemporary, from personal experiences of the radical for women today. The acts together will make a collage of radical experience that reflect the everyday and the epic. Radical Acts will be performed by 15 women and girls of all ages and backgrounds, we anticipate most will be new to performance. The piece will be multi-lingual and the acts will be based on local, national and international history.

The intention of Radical Acts is for it to become a model of practice that can happen anywhere (outdoors and indoors) and be made with different collaborators from around the world, reflecting their experiences.

Who we’re looking for & Job Description

The Associate Artist will be creative and collaborative at all levels throughout the process and play a key role in supporting the performers, many of whom will be new to performance. As such we are looking for someone with experience of making contemporary performance work and extensive experience of working with people to build skills and confidence in what they want to say about the world.

Our ambition is for Radical Acts to tour and we aim for the Associate Artist to gain an in-depth knowledge and lived experience of our process so that they are then able to tour the model of making the show to other parts of the UK and internationally.

The role will be mainly based in Bradford; we welcome applications from across the North of England.

Fee: £5000 across the project, from approx. Feb-November 2018.

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 15th January 2018

Interviews: Thursday 25th January 2018, In Bradford.

Common Wealth are dedicated to representation of people from diverse backgrounds and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, irrespective of race, class, disability, gender, age.

If the person we’re describing sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Download the job outline and  application form below.

Please email completed application and equal opportunities forms to putting the title ‘ASSOCIATE ARTIST APPLICATION’ in the subject line. If you want to talk about any aspect of the role or the application process, please get in touch with us on the email address above

Associate Artist Info-Pack-JD-PS-EO


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