OPPORTUNITIES

Artist Call-Out

Firefly Arts, with West Lothian ARC, seek a resourceful artist to deliver a creative consultation project to reflect the things, places and activities that help people feel restored, happy and inspired.

ARC is a Creative Scotland/Culture Collective project that aims to place arts and culture at the heart of West Lothian social and economic recovery. We are seeking a freelance artist, with experience of socially engaged community practice, to deliver a pilot consultation project in a range of community settings.


This pilot project will aim to explore:
• How communities currently perceive the role of arts and culture in their lives.
• The range of activities, spaces, and encounters that communities use to feel
restored, happy and inspired.


The project will need to engage effectively and creatively with people from a range of backgrounds. All art forms or socially-engaged practice will be considered, and we are looking for the project findings to be presented in an innovative and creative way. An additional materials budget will be allocated to accommodate this.


Based with Firefly Arts, the initial freelance artist agreement equates to 20 community sessions, plus planning and development time, to be delivered between October 2021 and March 2022. There is capacity for this pilot to develop into a longer-term project. Artist fee: £2,800.


Please email a CV and outline of your project proposal to director@firefly-arts.co.uk.
Deadline: Friday 10th September.

West Lothian ARC is a Creative Scotland/Culture Collective project that aims to place arts and culture at the heart of West Lothian social and economic recovery. Firefly Arts is a registered Scottish Charity providing youth theatre, film-making, creative writing, music, dance and visual arts activity for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years across West Lothian. Our workshops, school, outreach and community projects provide young people with a safe, supportive environment to explore their world, challenge themselves, build creative and resilient futures.