About the Arts Award:

The Discover at Home Arts Award is part of the Discover Arts Awards and will be delivered by BALTIC. Trinity College act as the Awarding Body for the scheme. The Discover at Home Awards is split into 3 parts: 

For Part A you need to be able to pick out different art forms and take part in an arts activity.

For Part B you need to find out about at least one artist and their work. 

For Part C you need to share what you have enjoyed and learnt as part of your Arts Award Discover at Home. 

About BALTIC

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is an award-winning international art space situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead that has attracted over seven million visitors since opening in 2002. BALTIC’s vision is to create exceptional access to contemporary art in a unique setting that encourages and enables learning and transformational thinking. BALTIC presents a constantly changing, distinctive and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and is a world leader in the presentation, commissioning and communication of contemporary art.

General Data Protection Regulation (GRPR)

The information that you provide as part of your application will be used in the assessment process. BALTIC will use the submittable platform to collect this data.All information about you will be securely held, with access restricted to only those directly  involved in dealing with your arts award application. BALTIC will act as the Data Controlled  and take responsability for your data. Trinity College will Act as an Awarding Body for the Discover Arts Award taking place at BALTIC. BALTIC will share only your name and address with Trinity College. By signing and submitting your Application Form, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purposes of the awards validation process. Data will be processed and stored in-line with the 'General Data Protection Regulation’ and BALTIC’s Privacy Policy which can be found at https://baltic.art/uploads/23_05_18_BALTIC_Learning_Privacy_Policy.pdf.  

Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday 14 December 2021

BALTIC invites submissions from artists for a series of workshops exploring the ideas in Ad Minolotit’s, Biosfera Peluche/Biosphere Plush, as a part of BALTIC’s half-term family activities.

During February half-term 2022 BALTIC will host two days of family fun and creativity. Taking place Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 February 2022, this two-day event includes drop-in workshops and community collaborations. Across the two days, visitors can explore Ad Minoliti: Biosfera Peluche/Biosphere Plush in BALTIC’s Level 4 gallery. The exhibition playfully explores the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America and alternative universes influenced by feminist and queer thought.

On Ground Floor, Equal Play (https://baltic.art/albert-potrony) explores the principles of non-hierarchical play environments and invites visitors to engage with a selection of structural/sculptural elements to activate the gallery through play.

We are seeking expressions of interest for workshops inspired by Ad Minoliti’s Biosfera Peluche/Biosphere Plush (https://baltic.art/whats-on/ad-minoliti). The workshops should explore ideas such as: re-imagining landscape and painting traditions from a feminist perspective, alternative universes, science-fiction fantasy and nature.

Each drop-in workshop will last two hours, delivered in either the morning or afternoon. 

Proposals must be suitable for children of all ages, environmentally sustainable, consider accessibility, and delivered as drop-in engagements for families to take part in together, for at least 30 minutes.

Consider that workshops will need to be packed down after each session, so the space can be prepared for subsequent activity, this may impact suitability of materials / activities. Apart from this criteria, we will support you to respond to the brief with openness and flexibility. You will have use of BALTIC's Level 1 performance space (measuring approximately 13m x 17.5m), as well as a materials budget to realise your ideas.

We’re interested in multi-disciplinary practice and would love to hear from visual artists, musicians and performers proposing workshops around any of the themes in the exhibition, with a particular focus on expanded painting and imagining alternative futures.

Please submit an expression of interest, including:

  • Your suggestion for a drop-in activity for families which explores ideas in Biosfera Peluche/Biosphere Plush (250 words max. or 2 minute video)
  • Up to six images of your work or a video/audio extract (no longer than two minutes)
  • A materials list
  • Details of any relevant realised projects(500 words max. or 4 min video or audio)

Fee and Budget:

The artist fee for the project is £340. The fee is calculated based on designing the drop in workshop and delivering it for two hours on 23 February and 24 February 2022to large numbers of participants in our Level 1 space. We also account for two short project planning meetings within this fee.

We have an additional budget to cover the costs of materials.

Shortlisting:  

Shortlisting will take place immediately after the closing date and is always undertaken by at least two people. Due to the high number of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to respond to every application. If you have not received a response within 2 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Further to BALTIC's Equal Opportunities Statement here, your personal details from the Submittable form and your responses to the Equality Monitoring Questionnaire will not be seen by the shortlisting panel. This means we can make the selection based only on how this opportunity will benefit your creative practice. In addition, we would ask that in your short statement, you do not include any personal information which identifies any personal characteristic, for example your age, title, name, e-mail address, home address, nationality details, immigration status, dates of examinations.

General Data Protection Regulation, & Asylum and Immigration Act The information that you provide as part of your application will be used in the selection process. All information about you will be securely held, with access restricted to only those involved in dealing with your application. Unless you are the successful candidate, your data will be kept for 12 months and then destroyed.   By submitting your Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purposes of the selection process. Data will be processed and stored in-line with the General Data Protection Regulation’ and BALTIC’s Privacy Policy which can be found at http://baltic.art/privacypolicy.
Under the terms of the Asylum and Immigration Act, 1996 we will require proof of your legal right to work in the United Kingdom.  

Contract: 8 weeks Fixed-term until March 2022

Hours: 14.8 hours per week (equivalent to 2 days per week)

Salary: £19,537 pro rata

Application Deadline: Sunday 12 December 2021, 23:59 BST

Interviews will be held on Thursday 16 December 2021.

We are seeking someone with knowledge of Holi festival and an enthusiasm for sharing Holi traditions and practices with the wider public, to join our event planning team.

​The Community Event Assistant - Holi will co-design and co-deliver a Holi event in March 2022, working closely with GemArts and BALTIC colleagues, and contributing artists and musicians. They will be based at BALTIC and assisting with internal event organisation and logistics, while also spending time connecting and building awareness with different community groups in their settings.

This event is part of GemArts core South Asian celebration programme, hosted at BALTIC for 2022. It connects with BALTIC’s Neighbourly programme which seeks to support people with refugee and asylum-seeking experience and takes inspiration from the exhibition of Sutapa Biswas in our Level 4 Gallery. It aims to bring people together and create opportunities for people of different faiths and none to connect over food, music, making and conversation.

The successful candidate may have some experience in organising events (whether that be for their family, community and/or in a professional setting) but most importantly they will have an enthusiasm for bringing people and communities together and creating welcoming spaces for celebration and intercultural exchange. We particularly encourage and support applications from South Asian communities, as well as people with refugee and migration experience.

BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all members of the community. View Equal Opportunities Statement

Application support:

- If you require a hard copy or translation of the Job Profile, Person Specification or application form, please contact Annie Bedford, Producer (Communities) on email: annieb@balticmill.com, or phone: 07518768058.

- Feel free to complete your application at BALTIC. We have free WIFI across the building and computers on Level 2.

- We are holding drop-in sessions where you can meet staff and ask questions about the role on Thursday 2 December, 10am-12noon & 7 December, 10am-12noon. Please ask for Annie Bedford on arrival.

Getting a Job at BALTIC – Guidance Notes for Applicants   These notes are designed to help you participate fully in our staff recruitment procedures, and to assist you with providing all the information we need in order to understand how you meet the requirements of the job. Please read these notes carefully before completing the application form.   BALTIC is one of Europe’s leading contemporary art organisations and provides a challenging and rewarding environment in which to work to fully develop your personal potential.    If you like working with people, enjoy hard work, and welcome responsibility then you will be interested in working for BALTIC. These Guidance Notes will help you achieve your ambition.  

Equal Opportunities Statement BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.    BALTIC fully accepts and welcomes the fact that society consists of many diverse groups and individuals, and that this diversity is an asset to BALTIC.   As an arts centre dependant for its success on the full involvement of users and visitors and as an employer, BALTIC recognises that it has a moral and legal responsibility to promote equal opportunities. In addition, BALTIC recognises that the pursuit of equality of opportunity is essential for a productive and professional working environment.   This policy states BALTIC’s commitment to being an equal opportunities employer and is an integral part of every aspect of our activities. It is based on the most recent legislation and represents BALTIC’s commitment to tackling inequality, discrimination and disadvantage.   Our goal is equality of opportunity for everyone who uses, visits, works in and works for, BALTIC and we will provide services and develop employment practices accordingly.   In particular, BALTIC is committed to making sure that:   There is equality of opportunity in terms of access to BALTIC and its services, and that this reflects, and is appropriate to the needs of the diverse communities using and visiting BALTIC.   Prospective and present employees are afforded equal and fair treatment in relation to recruitment, selection, terms and conditions of employment, training and promotion.   BALTIC will work to actively combat discrimination and make sure that prospective or present employees, and those who wish to use and visit BALTIC, are not treated less favourably on the grounds of protected characteristics.   BALTIC is committed to making sure that we provide equal opportunities in employment, and that we do not unfairly discriminate against any job applicant for any reason. BALTIC, therefore:    Welcomes job applications from all sections of the community and will consider applicants for jobs on the basis of their relevant experience, qualifications, skills and abilities.   Welcomes job applications from under-represented groups - in particular, people with disabilities, and minority ethnic applicants.   Will make sure that we do not discriminate unlawfully when we decide who to employ and that selection decisions for jobs are based solely on people’s merit and ability to do the job, to enable us to appoint the best people to work for BALTIC.   Will make sure that any qualifications or conditions or requirements applied to a job are relevant and justifiable in terms of the job to be done.   Aims to create a suitably skilled workforce that includes employees who may be under-represented.   Will conduct regular monitoring data collation and analysis in order to identify and address barriers to equality of opportunity.

Completing your Application    The purpose of completing this application form is to enable you to be shortlisted for interview. Completed applications are matched against the requirements set out in the Job Profile to create a shortlist of candidates who will be invited for interview.   You should study the Job Profile carefully before completing your application form. Whether or not you are shortlisted for interview will depend on how well you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria listed in the Job Profile.   The following tips are designed to help you complete the application form as effectively as possible:   Study all the information you have been sent about the job and the application form carefully before you begin to complete the form. Ensure that you are clear about what you are being asked to do.   Make sure that your application is specific to the job you are applying for. A standard application form, which you have prepared before, may not address all of the items in the Job Profile.   BALTIC does not accept CVs in lieu of a completed application form.   Think about the extent to which you possess the experience, skills, knowledge and interests necessary to do the job. You should then provide relevant information which addresses all of the items in the Job Profile. If possible, try to do so in the order in which they are listed.   Give examples of your experience, knowledge and skills and write in a positive way. Remember to write about those things which you have personally been responsible for.   Make sure that you complete all sections of the application form.   Select those aspects of your experience, skills and interests that are relevant to the job. Remind yourself of your qualities and skills that you may take for granted.   Remember to consider relevant experience, knowledge and skills acquired outside of paid work – for example, experience gained from community or volunteer work, or in your leisure interests.   When listing your previous jobs, ensure that dates are correct and in the right order, stating your most recent employment first.   Make sure that you complete your application before the closing date.   If you have a disability which makes completing this application difficult or impossible, it is possible that the application can be completed in a different way. If you have such difficulties, please contact us.  

Shortlisting Shortlisting will take place shortly after the closing date and is always undertaken by at least two people, one of whom will be the vacant job’s line manager. When shortlisting we are making an assessment of how closely your application meets the criteria set out in the Job Profile. We will go through your application in detail looking for specific evidence that you have the experience, knowledge and skills required to undertake the job successfully. It is unlikely that you will be selected for interview if you haven’t provided specific evidence, supported by relevant examples.  Due to the high number of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to respond to every application. If you have not received an invitation to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Interviews and Other Selection Methods   The purpose of an interview is to identify the best candidate for the job. A panel of two or three people, including the job’s line manager, will normally interview you. The length of the interview will depend on the level of the post but, on average, it will last for about 30 to 60 minutes. For most of the time the interviewers will ask you questions which relate to the requirements listed in the Job Profile. At the end of the interview, you will be given some time to ask a few questions yourself. It is advisable to have a few questions already prepared.   If you are short listed for interview, we will normally contact you by email or letter to invite you to interview. The letter will give full details of what the selection process will involve.    In addition to an interview, BALTIC may also use other methods to help choose the best candidate for the job. Common selection methods include work related tests to examine your IT, organisational, team-working or presentational skills. For certain jobs you may be asked to give a short presentation. If additional methods are to be used you will be notified in advance, when we invite you for interview.   If you have a disability and need any adjustment to be made in order for you to participate in the selection process, please contact us immediately on receipt of our letter inviting you for interview so that we can accommodate your needs.  

Offers of Employment   Offers of employment will only be made by a senior member of staff authorised to do so. All offers of employment are made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, successful completion of a probation period and where appropriate disclosure of information by the Criminal Records Bureau (Police checks). Successful candidates are normally appointed at the first point of the salary range for the job.

Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire   Please complete the separate questionnaire to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment policy and processes, so that we can ensure recruitment and selection are carried out fairly. The information you provide will also help us to identify any barriers to recruitment. Your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence and used for statistical monitoring purpose only. Your completed form will not be seen by those responsible for short listing and will not, therefore, form part of the selection process.  


Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974   Please provide details of any unspent convictions or cautions you have under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974. Offences resulting in driving licence endorsements should be disregarded, unless holding a clean licence is a specific requirement of the job. Failure to disclose such information may result in dismissal or disciplinary action by BALTIC. This information will be treated as confidential and will not necessarily disqualify you from employment with BALTIC.  

General Data Protection Regulation, & Asylum and Immigration Act, 2018    The information that you provide as part of your application will be used in the selection process. All information about you will be securely held, with access restricted to only those involved in dealing with your application. Unless you are the successful candidate, your data will be kept for 12 months and then destroyed.   By signing and submitting your Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purposes of the selection process. Data will be processed and stored in-line with the General Data Protection Regulation’ and BALTIC’s Privacy Policy which can be found at http://baltic.art/privacypolicy.   Under the terms of the Asylum and Immigration Act, 1996 we will require proof of your legal right to work in the United Kingdom.  

The Employer   The Contract of Employment is with BALTIC Flour Mills Visual Arts Trust, an independent charitable company, governed by a Board of Trustees.    BALTIC meets its running costs through grant-in-aid from Arts Council England, Gateshead Council and from trading and sponsorship.    

If at first you don’t succeed………………   BALTIC is a popular choice for applicants and competition for jobs can be strong. If you are not successful first time round, please do consider trying again.   Keep an eye on our web site, local and national press for future job opportunities. Review your knowledge and experience and take advantage of any opportunities to learn new skills, which may help you in future applications.   Good luck and thank you for your interest in working at BALTIC.

OPEN CALL - Contributions to a new printed publication:

S.P.A.M. Spreads #2

This is an open call to contribute visual or written work to a new issue of S.P.A.M. Spreads. Issue #2 will explore the politics and future of food production in relation to the climate emergency. It will look at ideas around hospitality, commensality and sharing and preserving cultures, stories and biodiversity through recipes and seeds.

Issue #2 will act as a companion reader to BALTIC’s B.Us, a collaboration with the Traveling Gallery, which will tour from Gateshead and its surrounding area all the way to the Northumberland border, connecting urban, rural and remote communities with contemporary art.

On board B.Us visitors can see the exhibition What's for tea?  featuring work by Cooking Sections, Kara Chin, David Lisser, Future Farmers, Asunction Molinos Gordos. Every visitor to B.Us will leave with a copy of SPAM Spreads #2.

We invite visual artists, writers, self-publishers, zine-makers, activists, collectives and community groups, to contribute new or existing work on the themes outlined above. Any 2D works that can be reproduced in riso print are eligible for submission, including text based or written contributions which have been designed and formatted as complete pages.

Digital File Submission Specifications: 

Please submit your work as a fully formatted A5 page (148 x 210 mm) as a high quality (150-300dpi) JPEG or PDF file in CMYK colour space. 

Selection:

The panel will select up to 20 pages from the open call and a front cover. The selection panel are: Sarah Bouttell, Producer (Documentation, Library and Archive), Elaine Robertson, Assistant Curator and artist Kara Chin.

Fee and eligibility:

Selected pages will receive a fee of £60 for new/unpublished and £30 for existing work/previously published work.

Anybody is eligible to enter. However, if your work is selected, you must have a National Insurance number and bank account to be eligible for payment of the fee.

Context:

In 2020/21 BALTIC produced S.P.A.M. Spreads #1 in place of our annual Self-Publishing Artists’ Market (aka S.P.A.M.) whilst we were less able to gather. It featured the work of over 40 artists, made in direct response to living through the events of 2020. It can be viewed digitally here on BALTIC+: http://balticplus.uk/spam-spreads-1-c34010/

Key Dates:
Submissions open: 1 December 2021
Deadline for submissions: 23.59, 19 January 2021
Launch: 26 February 2021

Due to the expected high volume of submissions, we are unable to offer individual feedback if unsuccessful.

BALTIC stands to denounce racism in all its forms and will not accept any works that communicate any form of racism. For further information please see here.




 

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