Peabody seeking Theatre Fellow for BBC Performing Arts Fellowship

Peabody is best known as a housing association, and has a rich history of providing homes to Londoners on low incomes. However, they are less well known for their community development work, fighting poverty and inequality across the capital.

As part of this work, they are embarking on an exciting and ambitious arts and culture programme, enabling people of all ages to take part in a wide range of arts activities, on their doorsteps. They already have many groups enjoying dance, theatre, writing, photography, painting, crafts, but want to do more.

This is the first time Peabody has created a Fellowship, and they are planning to apply to the BBC Performing Arts Fund to pay up to £10k for this part-time, year-long post. Please note: if our funding application isn’t successful, this Fellowship won’t go ahead.

What they are looking for:  In their own words:

We are looking for a talented, creative and energetic community theatre practitioner to work with our teams to engage residents in theatre. The brief really is as broad as that, and we can be flexible in terms of timing, areas of focus and delivery methods. We’re committed to making this Fellowship work for you, as well as for us, and it will be a totally unique, bespoke role.

We will decide the Fellowship’s exact nature and content together, but it could involve:

  • Running informal taster sessions, workshops and short courses
  • Selecting material for groups to work on, preparing and running rehearsals
  • Working towards at least one production
  • Training volunteers to run sessions after your fellowship has ended
  • Contributing to Peabody’s overall arts and culture strategy, and supporting existing      groups

Our Fellow will be in the early stages of their career, and looking to develop their skills and experience in a community setting.

How to apply:  For a fuller brief, please email kate.long@peabody.org.uk.

Deadline:   Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 6pm

Interviews: 4th, 5th or 6th August in Elephant and Castle or Hackney

Source:  Arts Council e-newsletter

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