LOV is Looking for 2 Interns

LOV has 2 Intern opportunities:

– Project Assistant
The Project Administrator will be responsible for the day to day support of the LOV Young People’s Project team. You will need to be able to work on your own initiative, have good organisational skills and a proven interest or experience of working in the arts and/or with young people.

– Communications Assistant
The Communications Assistant will work closely with the LOV Young People’s Project Team to provide dedicated marketing & digital support for the programme. You will need to be able to work on your own initiative, have good organisational skills and a proven interest or experience of working on digital platforms, in the arts and/or with young people.

Applicants must be registered with their local Job Centre Plus at the time of application and aged 18 – 24 years. The post is currently set at 30 hours per week at NMW.
All applications must be made via the JobCentre Plus.
For more information contact your local Job Centre Plus either in person or phone 01522 346126 and quote job reference LOS/56226 or LOS/56225.

Before making an application please contact: Chloe Brown, LOV Project Manager on 07766 422682 or email chloe.brown@litc.org.uk for a full job description and advice on the application process.

Closing date for applications is 30 September 2013.

Lincolnshire One Venues Young People’s Conference – Book Your Place Now!

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What’s It All About?
In April 2012, Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation embarked on a collaborative project that aims to engage young people aged 12 to 25 from Lincolnshire within the 10 venues.

The programme seeks to provide young people with access to the widest possible range of opportunities to see, participate in, and engage with the arts. LOV are listening to the interests and aspirations of young people and working in partnership with them in order to deepen their engagement and increase their influence on the venues as consumers, critics, programmers, aspiring artists and creative entrepreneurs.

The one-day conference is the first phase of a broader project focusing on sharing the learning, journeys, stories and inspiration from the LOV Young People’s programme so far along with guest speaker case studies from across the Arts sector focusing on three central themes – Developing Skills, Creating and Commissioning & Empowering Young People as Leaders.

The LOV conference has been organised specifically for organisations and practitioners working directly with young people from across the East Midlands region both within and external to the arts and culture sector.

We want to create a space for open, honest and frank conversation, discussion and debate where we can not only celebrate success but also drill down into aspects of projects and programmes that haven’t worked and why – whilst also exploring the ‘discovery’ elements of projects and programmes; the lightbulb moments that were completely unexpected, but might have changed the course of a project or made a significant impact on the overall outcomes.

Who’s There?
Conference Chair and Keynote Speaker
Piotr Bienkowski, Director, Culture-Heritage-Museums

Conference Panel
Regis Cochefert, Arts Programme Manager, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Susie MacDonald, Director, Tender
Jan Sharkey-Dodds, Head of Young People’s Work, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Guest Speakers/ Workshop Case Studies
Shaun Curtis, Young People’s Programme Curator, Tate Modern & Tate Britain
Vicky Biles, General Manager, York Theatre Royal
Rob Pitman, Arts Service Manager, CfBT Lincolnshire

& Lincolnshire One Venues Managers and Project Team

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How Do I Book?
To book your place at the conference and to register for one of the afternoon workshops, please book online at http://www.lincolndrillhall.com/events/lov-young-people-s-conference-n

or contact Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894 open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday or via e-mail boxoffice@lincolndrillhall.com

The LOV Young People’s conference is a free event, but we are asking all delegates to contribute £5.00 towards the cost of lunch and refreshments.

Call Out for Artists – LOV Visual Arts Commission 2013/14

Terry O Toole Theatre Text Project with artists Electric Angel (photo credit; Electric Angel)2The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD), The Collection and LOV Young People’s Programme wish to jointly commission an artist or artists group to undertake a residency at NCCD and The Collection over 6 months from October 2013 – March 2014.

Aims of Commission
■To commission an artist(s) to make new work for Lincolnshire One Venues. The Collection, Lincoln and The National Centre for Art and Design, Sleaford.
■For an artist(s) to work with, and respond to, two groups of young people. To use this experience to create a temporary, semi-permanent or permanent commission based on text and/or language for the venues.
■For an artist(s) to spend a minimum of 5 days at each of the consortium venues during the residency and to be ‘public facing’ during this time; working with the venue learning team(s) to promote the residency possibly through artist talks and an ‘open studio’ for children, young people and families.
■Give young people the opportunity to work with artists – to inspire and teach new skills and increase their understanding of the creative/cultural offer in Lincolnshire
■Bring young people in to NCCD and The Collection
■Present a new way of working and a collaborative way of working
■Engage audiences digitally

Fee

Artist Fee (min. 25 days incl. Expenses) £3750

Materials (workshops and final piece) £1000

Total Fee £4750

How to apply

Applications must include:
■A current CV including artist work and any educational or work shop experience no more than 2 sides of A4, to include two referee details.
■A proposal for how you would approach the project, including why you are interested in this opportunity. No more than two sides of A4
■Up to 8 images ( jpeg no more than 2mb each ) or up to 5 minutes of film work or 8 examples of written work (totalling no more than 6 A4 sheets )

Please send to: ashley.gallant@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 2 September

Download the full LOV Visual Arts Commission call out here

Save The Date – LOV Conference: Monday 21 October 2013

SAVE THE DATE

Monday 21 October 2013
10am – 5pm
Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

In April 2012, Lincolnshire One Venues with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation embarked on a collaborative project that aims to engage young people aged 12 to 25 from Lincolnshire within the 10 venues.

The programme seeks to provide young people with access to the widest possible range of opportunities to see, participate in and engage with the arts, listening to the interests and aspirations of young people in order to deepen their engagement and increase their influence on the venues as consumers, critics, programmers, aspiring artists and creative entrepreneurs.
This includes opportunities for young people to commission creative practitioners to produce new work with and for young people as well as skills development for young people interested in becoming involved in the governance and programming of the venues.

The one-day conference is the first phase of a broader project focusing on sharing the learning, journeys, stories and inspiration from the LOV Young People’s programme so far across three central themes – Developing Skills, Creating and Commissioning & Empowering Young People as Leaders.
A range of guest speakers from across the UK will also be invited to share their experiences and learning across these themes.

Chaired by Piotr Bienkowski, the conference has been organised specifically for organisations and practitioners working directly with young people from across the East Midlands region both within and external to the arts and culture sector.

Delegate Fee: £5

Details of the days programme and invited speakers will be announced shortly.

Booking available from 25 July 2013: contact Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894 or visit http://www.lincolndrillhall.com

For more information on the LOV Young People’s Programme contact Chloe.Brown@litc.org.uk

LOV Festival 2013

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The LOV Young People’s Programme have organised a four-day festival at Stamford Arts Centre and Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham. LOV Festival is taking place in Stamford on the 2&3 April and on the 4&5 April in Grantham.

Over 150 young people between the ages of 12 and 25 have been involved as Festival Makers, inspiring and organising the festival and some will also be running it, acting as Stewards, performing and acting as Festival Maker reporters!

There are 17 workshops and three evening events over the 4 days! Some are FREE and otherwise, no event or activity is above £5. There is something for everyone, whether you enjoy music, dance, theatre, gaming or art! Come and try something different…

We have artists such as nationally acclaimed Box Clever Theatre Company from London , an International Collaborative Drawing Project by Ivan Liotchev and East Midlands based artists Blueprint Film, Zest Theatre, Imageskool, Jem’s Hip Hop, Emma Fay, Projector Games and Recycled Beats.

Book workshops and event tickets here:

Stamford Arts Centre: http://www.stamfordartscentre.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1766&catid=30&Itemid=33 or ring 01780 763203

Guildhall Arts Centre: http://www.guildhallartscentre.com/shows/lov-festival or ring 01476 406158

For more information visit www.facebook.com/LOVfestival

Brochure Listings

LOV Looking for Web Designer

Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) Young People’s Programme are looking for a design company to develop their new website.

The website needs to reflect the ten venues that form the LOV network, as well as act as a central point of information for their new and ground-breaking young people’s programme, targeting young people aged 12-25 and providing opportunities for them to get involved in the venues as audiences, participants, producers and decision makers.

An essential part of the brief is for the appointed company, with the support of LOV, to engage a small group of young people in the design process, to ensure that the functionality and design of the website will appeal to this, our main target audience.

A fee of around £3000 is available. Deadline for Proposals in response to the LOV Website Brief (below) is Monday 15 April 2013. Shortlisted Individuals/Organisations may be invited to present their proposal at interview on 22 April 2013.

For further information download the LOV WEBSITE BRIEF 2013 or contact Chloe Brown, Project Manager via phone 077664 22682 or email chloe.brown@leisureconnection.co.uk

Job Vacancy – LOV Project Worker

THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED / CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

LOV Project Worker, Young People’s Programme, Lincolnshire

 £18,500 – £19,500

Full time, fixed term post, April 2013 – 31 March 2015

Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) is a network of 10 visual and performing arts centres, established to create a more coherent arts offer across a large and predominately rural county.

With support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we are seeking a creative Project Worker to join the LOV Young People’s Programme team.

If you have the experience and enthusiasm to work with young people, artists and venues then we want to hear from you.

Download the Project Worker Info Pack and complete the Application Form and Equal Opps Monitoring Form.

Applications, which will only be accepted as email attachments, should be sent to: chloe.brown@leisureconnection.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 21 February 2013

Short-list by Friday 22 February 2013

Selection day (interview): Wednesday 27 February 2013