As part of the Our Bright Future-funded environmental focus of our work, Impact Arts are looking to recruit a graduate artist as a Youth Ambassador to deliver creative consultation workshops with the community of Irvine, North Ayrshire to create a piece of public art.
This will be the third time we have recruited a Youth Ambassador, and the first time we have done so outside of Glasgow. Irvine is a community in which we have long had a strong presence, and we are very excited about broadening the scope of the role to get more people involved.
The successful applicant must be an arts graduate aged 19-24 with a strong interest in the environment, environmental design and community arts.
The role will involve engaging with local schools and community groups to raise awareness of the Our Bright Future programme, which uses the arts as a medium to get young people involved in shaping environmental change in their community.
The Youth Ambassador will receive £200 a week for two days’ work, plus a budget for materials and a final exhibition. More information about the role and how to apply can be found here on our website.
All queries should be sent to Nicola Wood, Programme Manager, Impact Arts on [email protected] or 0141 575 3001.
Closing date for applications: 12pm, Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Artist interviews: W/c Monday 8th October 2018 (day TBC)
Here is a bit more information about our two previous Youth Ambassadors, what they did in the role and what they created with the input of the wider community.
Jonny worked with community groups and schools in Dennistoun, Glasgow to create a piece inspired by thinking about community and the local environment. He used environmentally friendly techniques and materials too – the groups created flags using recycled fabric and natural dyes from food and flower waste.
The final piece, unveiled at at a community festival in Alexandra Park, was a sound sculpture wired up to include unusual sounds created in workshops with local children using contact microphones and items found in charity shops.
Natasha De Vries
Natasha worked in Dennistoun for three months, delivering arts workshops with primary schools, secondary schools and community groups. The workshops focussed on making images highlighting the evolving landscape in the area.
The participants all created a piece of individual handmade art, which combined to create a map of the area. At the end of the exhibition, everyone was able to take away a section and have a piece of collaborative community art for the home.