Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Visual Artist Facilitator Wanted!

Visual Artist Facilitator wanted for intergenerational community arts project

APT Visual Arts Project is looking for a visual artist to work with an intergenerational community group, made up of about 10 – 12 participants ages 14 and up, on designing and decorating a public wall adjacent to a green area in their community. Participants will be a mix of young people, members of a men’s club, and local residents.

Site specifications: The wall area is Length - 15.03 meters, Height - 1.93 meters

Time Frame:

2 project meetings, 1 public meeting

7 2-hour sessions on Wednesdays, 4 – 6pm, beginning March 2nd

4 full days week of April 18th

1 closing event

Fee: 1,200
fee includes costs for planning time and travel

Please submit

  • a CV
  • a Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position and
  • Samples of work in jpeg format

by email only to Victoria Durrer at vdurrer@sdublincoco.ie by February 11th at noon. Applications sent after this date and time will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, February 16th from 4 – 6pm. You must be available to interview at this date and time. The interview panel will include a group of participants and members of the project steering committee.


  • Work closely with project team on planning the creative development of the project
  • Assist participants in designing and creating a piece of visual public art for the designated space
  • Ensure that the voices and ideas of participants are foremost in the final work created
  • Ensure health and safety and child protection guidelines are followed in creative tasks
  • Participate in project evaluation

Essential for Post

  • Experience in spray painting
  • Experience working with young people
  • Ability to articulate an artistic vision
  • Be a practicing artist/community artist with an interest in site-specific and collaborative work
  • Proven track record in facilitating and delivering community arts projects with a variety of people
  • Ability to work within a tight budget
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Desirable for the Post:

  • Experience working within a youth service and community centre setting
  • Experience working with inter-generational groups
  • Experience negotiating public art projects between participants and audiences
  • Ability to represent the project to the local and wider (arts) community
  • Communication skills in the capacity of advocacy for the project

Victoria Durrer
Youth Arts Coordinator
South Dublin County Council


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