appointed via Jobcentre by 15 April

The Arts and Creative Industries Graduate Internships programme (‘Creative Internships’) is a new partnership between the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
This partnership is working together to create 80 paid internships in the arts and creative industries by the end of March 2013. Internships will provide participants with 35 hours a week of work for 13 weeks.
These internships will give vital paid work experience to unemployed graduates aged 24 or younger who have studied a Level 4+ qualification (HND/First Degree or above) in the arts or creative industries, but are now unable to find work. Importantly, this experience will be project-based, CV/Portfolio enhancing, and achieved within a supportive, creative environment.

To be eligible to apply for an internship you must:
Be aged 24 or younger

  • Hold a SCQF Level 8+ qualification related to the arts or creative industries (equivalent to an HND, first degree, SVQ Level 4 or above)
  • Be unemployed, either in the first 12 months of a benefit claim (pre-Work Programme) or not claiming benefits.

All applicants must receive a formal referral from either Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland to confirm their eligibility. Even if someone meets all the criteria, they cannot be employed in an internship without a formal referral being made first.

The main tasks, duties, responsibilities of the intern will be:
– to support the Director in curating 2 projects
– write proposals and interpretive texts
– facilitate events management
– support national and international artists
– co-curate an exhibition and a theme led artist’s residency
– assist in marketing, budgeting, reporting
– assist with fundraising
– research relevant topics and areas of thematic interest
– set up meetings and assist in the delivery of presentations

The curatorial intern will work on 1. an artist residency with London based photographer Carolyn Lefley. This residency is testing a new exhibition model. Caroly Lefley has already produced work in our area which will be on show in Timespan’s gallery from the beginning of her residency. Her work on show (photographic work of derelict houses) corresponds to the planned community excavation at Timespan in late Spring for which Carolyn will produce additional works of art which will slowly replace the gallery exhibits. 2. exhibition project on Scottish Northern identity in collaboration with ECA (Kenny Hunter) and the Fleming Collection. We have invited 5 students to take part in a week long residency to produce work on Scottish identity which will be exhibited alongside historic artworks from the Fleming Collection.

For more information visit: SCVO

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