Creative Kirklees

Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Tue 09 Aug 2022

Session Facilitator, Jolly Good Communities: Barnsley Museums

Session Facilitator, Jolly Good Communities: Barnsley Museums

'Where we are...' is a new national programme delivered by the British Museum and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. From 2021-2025 the programme will work with third sector and cultural partners across the country to develop meaningful arts and cultural projects with young people. These co-produced projects will reflect what the young people are passionate about in the local area and the creative direction will be driven by them.

They are seeking to appoint a session facilitator for their Barnsley project working with the Key Partners, Barnsley Museums and Jolly Good Communities, to collaborate with a group of 10 young people to explore their local area and develop a creative line of enquiry. Vital to the success of this project is listening to young people about what they are interested in and exploring possible ways for them to express this interest. This project will not be about dictating ideas of culture to young people but will be about listening to what culture means to them. By taking a co-productive approach the programme aims to remove some of the barriers to engagement with the cultural sector that young people face and create a sense of agency in young people that can be reflected into their communities.

The session facilitator will be working with 10 young people aged 16-22 who don't currently visit museum or gallery spaces regularly. It is crucial that the appointed facilitator is able to draw out of the young people the confidence and skills needed to develop a creative output. We are particularly interested in applications from people who have shared lived experiences with the young people in Barnsley.

£6,050 for 22 days work (£275 a day), inclusive of VAT. This includes developing a manual with other facilitators, session planning, session delivery, working with other creatives and the end of year celebration.

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