Producer

Producer

SICK! Festival is seeking a dynamic, experienced and efficient individual to support its Creative Team to deliver a community engagement programme, commissions and festival programme.

This is a new role within the team, reflecting the organisation’s ambitions for growth. The role will have responsibilities within community engagement, working with communities and supporting participatory activities. The role will also support the development of new commissions and projects, and contribute to the development of new concepts and themes for the presentation of new work.

The ideal candidate will have experience in producing and managing complex artistic projects, and have demonstrable experience of working within socially engaged arts practice. Experience of working with diverse communities and managing participation and engagement is also highly valued.

PRODUCER JD May 19 

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The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Tuesday 4th June 2019

Interviews will take place in Manchester on Tuesday 11th June 2019

WILDLIFE FM Call Out!

WILDLIFE FM Call Out!

OPEN AUDITIONS! WE’RE LOOKING FOR SINGERS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS and JOURNALISTS.

WE ARE HOLDING AUDITIONS ON WEDNESDAY 12TH AND THURSDAY 13 JUNE.
ABOUT WILDLIFE FM

In Spring 2016, Pol Heyvaert, Kim Noble and Jakob Ampe and ten young singer-songwriters aged 15 – 22 created WILDLIFE. Developed organically from the lives of the performers, the songs that they write and what science tells us about how teenagers’ brains work, this theatre piece uses original music and everyday sound bites as a backdrop to expose the stark truths about being young in 2016, and about the complex teenager’s mind and the influence of (mainly sad) music.

 

“WILDLIFE is genre-defying, boundary-busting and the most innovative work I have seen so far this year. (…) In a refreshing, amusing and fun concert like no other they present a narrative about making a show about themselves and in doing so perform their reflective, angry, joyful and original songs about their young adult lives in the contemporary world.” Eastern Daily, 20 May 2016

 

WILDLIFE was the catalyst for a deeper conversation between Pol Heyvaert and Kim Noble, it was as if this creation exposed a much bigger potential, which both Pol and Kim are now ready to tackle.

 

In 2019, a new version, Wildlife FM, will be created for Manchester, and co-presented by SICK! Festival and Contact. Funny, beautiful, angry and painfully honest, WILDLIFE FM will explore the lives of young people and the universal experience of how music makes you feel – all within the frame of a live radio show, created for a live (theatre) audience.

 

Kim Noble will explore the worrying aspects of teenagehood with them. Jakob Ampe will work with them on music. Pol Heyvaert directs.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Are you:

Aged 16-21?

Living in Greater Manchester?
A singer or musician

An aspiring journalist

Someone with a hidden talent

…or just someone with a story to tell?

 

We’re looking for young performers to join performance artist Kim Noble, director Pol Heyvaert and musician Jakob Ampe to create and perform a new piece called WILDLIFE FM as part of SICK! Festival 2019: an honest, raw exposition of what it’s like being young today.

 

This new performance will draw on the skills and life experiences of the cast – that could be YOU! Send us 2-3 min video or recording showing us what you can do by Monday 3rd June. Auditions will take place at Millennium Powerhouse, Moss Side on 12th and 13th June. This is not The X Factor. This is not a regular talent show. This is an opportunity to tell us what music means to you. It’s not a play. It’s not a gig. It’s also both those things.

 

You will receive £210 for participation in the project, plus Per Diems of £25 for each of the 5 rehearsal and performance days to cover travel and food.

 

Rehearsals: Monday 30th September, Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd October

 

Performances: Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th October

 

A collaboration between Belgian arts centre CAMPO (Before Your Very Eyes, Next Day, Five Easy Pieces), SICK! Festival and Contact.

 

If you are interested, please email your videos and recordings to:

 

Zoe Martinez:              info@sickfestival.com

With the subject:         Wildlife FM Application

By:                               Monday 3rd June 2019

NB: You will need to be 16 years old or older on the date of the audition.