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Reframed 2017 – Personal Development Programme

 

Interactive and Immersive Storytelling

Creative England Reframed


Lighthouse and Creative England present Reframed, a new programme of talks and workshops exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.


The worlds of film, gaming, theatre, design, art and technology are becoming increasingly converged, with interactive and immersive environments such as 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video bringing us closer to a seamless blending of physical and virtual worlds.

Reframed brings together leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Aimed at those wanting to learn more about designing and producing interactive and/or immersive work, Reframed will shine a light on the intrinsic and underlying principles of non-linear and interactive narratives, and the platforms and technologies which best serve them across different types of projects.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Reframed presents a  project development programme, aimed at creatives wanting to design and develop content in interactive and immersive environments, such as: 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video. Made up of five residential sessions run at Lighthouse between June – October 2017, the programme will support six selected individuals/teams to each develop a project idea in an intensive, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Placing the audience/user at the heart of the experience and drawing on technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives to inform the development process, it will include structured training sessions, peer-to-peer exchange and feedback, project mentors and online support. Apply for Personal Development Programme

Programme Details

Date: July – October 2017

Venue: Lighthouse Cost: £300 per project

Participants: 6 individuals/teams

Application Information

Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Interviews: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June 2017

Successful applicants notified: Monday 19 June 2017

Applications are invited from any of the following fields:

– Film, documentary, animation

– Games – Interactive arts or media

– VR / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality

– Immersive Theatre

Applicants may have experience of one or more of the following, although the list below is not extensive:

– Writing, directing, producing, animation

– Artist, illustration, graphic novels

– Coding, interactive design, games development

– Set design, production design, sound design, VFX, cinematography

Please note: participants do not need to have prior experience of working in this area. It’s the strength of your ideas we’re interested in, not your track record of producing similar work. Lighthouse aims to help improve diversity across the creative sectors by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their practice and careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section in the Application Guidelines for further information.

Vacancies & Opportunities

Artist Opportunity: Expressions of Interest

Brief for Expressions of Interest for Artist-led Activities to Celebrate Jane Austen

2017 What is Time To Read?

Time To Read (TTR) is a unique partnership of 22 Library Authorities in North West England, working together to promote reading since 2002.

The NW region covers Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire, all of Greater Manchester and Greater Merseyside. The network’s activities are currently led by a coordinator and managed by a steering group made up of representatives from the NW Society of Chief Librarians (NW SCL), Arts Council England and The Reading Agency.

Authorities who have signed up as members to TTR benefit from the coordination of activity, support and shared resources across the NW. As a unified group, TTR can increase the quality of events and promotions, sharing resources, information and learning across the North West. This ensures we can make our current library stock and resources work harder for us, finding new ways for the public to engage with them.

Celebrating Jane Austen 2017

Each year TTR undertakes a large scale reader development project delivered in libraries across the North West.

To acknowledge the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death in 2017, TTR plans create a package of artistic activity that will support the 22 member library authorities across the North West, giving them a core offer with which they can form their own Jane Austen celebrations between July and December 2017.

This will include commissioning a new piece of touring theatre, a new visual art element looking at Austen’s letters and a pre-selected directory of artists with which libraries can choose to procure activity from artists who have an offer focusing on Jane Austen in some way.

What We Are Looking For

We are seeking artists, storytellers, writers, poets, creative organisations and performers who have an offer that can support the Jane Austen project in libraries who would like to be considered to be included in our artist directory.

Expressions of Interest which meet our criteria will be put to a selection panel made up from representatives from TTR who will create a directory of artist to be circulated to each of the 22 member library authorities for them to purchase activity which suites their requirements.

Practicalities

Please note the variety of physical library spaces across the North West in terms of size and facilities. Your work would need to be adaptable to fit these spaces. You must indicate on your Expression of Interest form any minimal technical specifics required to ensure the successful delivery of your activity.

Payment

Payment terms will be agreed between the artist and the commissioning library authority.

Selection Process

All expressions of interest will be considered carefully by a panel made up of members from Time To Read.

Our priorities for selection are:

  • That you can address all the practical issues such as budget, insurance and that you have identified any risks and have strategies to reduce / remove them.
  • You must have a bank account and be registered as self employed, Public Liability Insurance and be able to provide a UTR – (Unique Tax Reference).
  • You can provide evidence of previous experience of delivering creative activities with community groups and/or young people.
  • We are looking for a range of good quality engaging and innovative approaches to delivery.
  • Ideas that celebrate and fit the Jane Austen theme. This could be a contemporary interpretation or exploration of her work or themes. We are not seeking just period pieces but would also welcome work pitched in a contemporary way that is relevant and relatable to library users and can be used to build new library audiences.

Application

  • Completion of the Expression of Interest formjane-austen
  • Confirmation that you can meet all points in the Selection Process outline above

Please reply in this instance with the EoI confirming that you to: Clancy Mason, Time To Read Coordinator clancy.masonttr@blackpool.gov.uk

Deadline for expressions of interest: Tuesday 9 May 2017

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Research Executive / Senior Research Executive

Are you an experienced Researcher with a passionate interest in what makes people and organisations tick? If you’re interested in contributing to the strategic growth of an exciting company then this could be the role for you.

We’re looking to grow our UK team with experienced Research Executives / Senior Research Executives. We’re recruiting for two positions, one will be a permanent position and the other will be a 12 month fixed term maternity cover contract.

Morris Hargreaves McIntyre are the largest cultural strategy and research agency in the UK. Based in Manchester, and with offices in New Zealand and Australia, we specialise in organisational development, strategic planning, audience insight and market research, brand development, audience development, segmentation, product development, income development and impact evaluation within the arts, cultural, heritage, leisure, higher education, sports and charity sectors. All of our projects are different, but the value we add is constant.

The role requires a highly intelligent and organised ‘completer-finisher,’ who is knowledgeable in both qualitative and quantitative research, to deliver the very best insight and results possible. You will have considerable experience working in a consultancy or market research environment where your time is accountable. Proven experience of working directly with clients and successfully managing projects to agreed timescales, budgets and to a high standard is a must.

In this role you will play a part throughout the project lifecycle, drawing on strong project management skills and experience to manage project teams, ensuring projects are delivered on time and budget, with quality outcomes. You will undertake research design, data collection and analysis to produce insightful, stimulating reports for some of the world’s leading museums, galleries, theatres and arts centres as well as heritage bodies and charities in the UK and around the world.

Key Responsibilities:

Research Executive

  • Project manage the delivery of projects, working with project teams to ensure delivery on time and on budget, to a standard that delights our clients
  • Design quantitative and qualitative research tools and methods
  • Conduct primary qualitative research and source secondary research
  • Analyse, interpret and report on qualitative and quantitative data. This includes producing reports and other final outputs of projects (e.g. client presentations)
  • Take an active part in insight workshops and other collaborative sessions to analyse and model findings and develop conclusions
  • Contribute to the development of new products, evaluation tools/methods and improved systems

Senior Research Executive 

  • Undertake research design, data collection and analysis and produce insightful, stimulating reports
  • Support and contribute to delivery of strategic projects
  • Contribute to business development and account management of key clients by managing client accounts, responding to briefs for new work, writing proposals, attending pitches and developing potential opportunities
  • Design and implement digital research methods including online and social media research, panel research, online research, online communities and web research
  • Line manage, mentor and train other members as appropriate
  • Support Account Group Leads and Chief Strategy Officer with delivery of strategies, including developing, agreeing and prioritising projects within this area and advocating for them through AGLs

Contract: We’re looking to grow our UK team with experienced Research Executives / Senior Research Executives. We’re recruiting for two positions, one will be a permanent position and the other will be a 12 month fixed term maternity cover contract.
Closing date: 9am Monday 15th February 2016
Salary: £18-26K / £24 – £32K per annum
Location: Based in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Applicants should note that, since Morris Hargreaves McIntyre serves a large number of national and international clients, a Research Executive / Senior Research Executive may be required to visit other parts of the UK and countries as and when requested
Benefits:  25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays, company pension scheme, annual Company performance related bonus.
Hours of Work: Hours of work are open to discussion. A full time contract is a minimum of 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. MHM offer some flexibility on start and end times in return for your flexibility when required to meet business needs.

Application forms can be here: http://mhminsight.com/work-with-us. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to complete a pre-interview task.

Please submit a completed application form and your CV via going here.

 

Vacancies & Opportunities

Senior Research Analyst

Join our team as a Senior Research Analyst

We are looking for an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher to join the team as a Senior Research Analyst.

In this role you will undertake research design, data collection and analysis and produce insightful, stimulating reports for some of the world’s leading museums, galleries, theatres and arts centres as well as heritage bodies and charities.

This role requires someone with considerable experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques, including experience of working with survey analysis software packages e.g. SPSS, SNAP or Confirmit.

You will have proven experience of taking responsibility for projects successfully delivered by a team on time, on budget and to a high standard. You should be able to work on your own initiative, manage time effectively and work accurately and quickly under pressure.

Location: Based in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter
Benefits: Annual performance related bonus, 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays, company pension scheme
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm. Flexibility will be required to meet business needs

Full job description:

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Design quantitative and qualitative research tools and methods;
  2. Set up databases/scripts for data processing, iPad surveys and online surveys;
  3. Conduct primary qualitative research including moderating focus groups;
  4. Source and analyse secondary research;
  5. Design and implement digital research methods including online and social media research, panel research, mobile research, online communities and web research;
  6. Analyse, interpret, report and deliver qualitative and quantitative data. This includes producing reports and other final outputs of projects (e.g. client presentations);
  7. Output data – including data validation and quality control;
  8. Take an active part in / lead insight workshops and other collaborative sessions to analyse and model findings and develop conclusions;
  9. Project manage the delivery of projects, working with and reviewing the work of project teams to ensure delivery on time and on budget, to a high standard;
  10. Help to develop and maintain our positive relationships with clients, acting as the main point of contact on your projects;
  11. Support Data Director with delivery of the data strategy, including developing, agreeing and prioritising projects within this area and advocating for them through SMT;
  12. Keep up to date with research techniques and new ways of thinking in the sector and contribute to knowledge management systems specific to role;
  13. Mentor and train Research Analysts and other team members as appropriate;
  14. Contribute to website copy and documentation;
  15. Contribute to writing proposals and attending pitches. Contribute to product and market development initiatives, horizon scanning, identifying opportunities, networking and partnership building;

Line Management (when applicable)

  1. Contribute and actively partake in recruitment activities as appropriate;
  2. Proactively manage the performance of those you manage, including conducting appraisals and quarterly reviews and encouraging continued professional development;
  3. Actively support the well-being of those that report into you;

General Duties

  1. Contribute to the development of new products, evaluation tools/methods and improved systems;
  2. Work as part of the team to meet objectives and targets of the business plan, using established internal processes. Meet business plan targets for chargeable hours;
  3. Applicants should note that, since Morris Hargreaves McIntyre serves a large number of national and international clients, they may well be required to undertake work in other cities and countries as and when requested;
  4. Undertake other such reasonable duties as required by the Directors.

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time as circumstances warrant.

To apply and for full details please go to http://mhminsight.com/work-with-us

Vacancies & Opportunities

AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges)

The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering around 65 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists.

  • Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2015 and April 2016
  • AA2A has a Hardship Fund, primarily for artists on benefits providing support of up to £200
  • Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2015
  • Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2013 to 2014 or before can now reapply
  • All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
  • M.A. students with at least one year’s experience as an artist, can apply in the same year they graduate
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support

To see current AA2A artists’ work go to http://aa2a.biz or read previous artists’ stories here. AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.   Applications are only available directly from host institutions and listings are roughly North to South. For a map and list of the 16 schemes with links to their application information, visit: http://www.aa2a.org/colleges. For full eligibility and details of how to apply, visit: http://www.aa2a.org/apply. If you cannot contact an institution repeatedly, please let us know by emailing info@aa2a.biz.