Fun Palaces. Ambassador post p/t
We’ve delivered a number of Fun Palaces through the Creative Shops programme. It’s a national campaign that we were inspired by. Last year, Fun Palaces asked if Big Telly would be NI ambassador for the national project. We would. We definitely would and now we are.
Big Telly Theatre Company will be a Partner Organisation with Fun Palaces http://funpalaces.co.uk/about/ for the next 5 years (2019 – 2024) and will co-ordinate activity in Northern Ireland. This has been made possible through funding for Fun Palaces via The National Lottery Community Fund. Big Telly will recruit a P/T Fun Palaces Ambassador.
Fun Palaces supports volunteers, grassroots communities, new and established organisations and practitioners across the UK (and beyond) to make Fun Palaces – free, local events using arts, craft, science, tech, digital, heritage and sport, as a catalyst to celebrate each unique community and the skills and interests of those who live there. The first weekend of October every year is Fun Palaces weekend of action. More than just a weekend, Fun Palaces is an ongoing campaign for cultural democracy, promoting culture at the heart of communities. Through working together, supporting local partnerships and challenging the status quo, we aim for happier, healthier communities and a fully democratic cultural ecology, where everyone’s creativity is equally valued.
Big Telly will be recruiting for our p/t ambassador very very soon. The main duties of the role are – To shine a light on the creativity and culture of local people. To identify and develop sustainable and productive partner relationships with communities across Northern Ireland. To plan, develop, produce and evaluate a creative, exciting and bold year-round programme aimed at developing these new relationships, supporting the emergence of a self-led network of local cultural leaders and introducing communities to the objectives of the Fun Palace campaign.
The ambassador will have the full support of Big Telly here and Fun Palaces over there!
Please check out what Fun Palaces is all about and watch our news and social media for the job application pack.