The #LoveDanceScotland Producer is responsible for producing the #LoveDanceScotland Recovery Bursaries – a nation-wide programme of support for Scotland-based independent artists delivered by Citymoves Dance Agency, Dance Base Scotland, Dundee Rep & Scottish Dance Theatre, and Tramway Glasgow.
Thanks to funding from the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, the Recovery Bursaries will provide £70,000 to support Scotland-based artists to return to their creative practice and work with a process and timescale that fits their recovery.
The fund of £70,000 will support approximately 12 artists to devise and deliver a project of recovery that gives them what they need now, with projects running from October to December 2021.
We anticipate that the #LoveDanceScotland projects will focus on one of two main areas, or a combination of the two:
Each project will incorporate an element of audience engagement and provide a way for the artist to reconnect or establish links with their audience after this period of separation. This could range from a blog post featuring writings or clips documenting the process, to working with the public to create and develop an idea, right up to a work in progress sharing. All of these examples can be organised and promoted in collaboration with the #LoveDanceScotland Partners.
Line managed by the Dance Base Programmes Manager, the #LoveDanceScotland Producer will work closely with the Programme Teams of the four Partner Venues and be responsible for ensuring the effective administration and implementation of the programme.
This Job Description is intended as a guide to the nature of the work required of this position, it is neither comprehensive nor restricted and is subject to review.
The #LoveDanceScotland partners seeks a highly motivated, confident, practical and creative individual to help develop and deliver this programme of work. The post requires someone who is personable and organised, with an eye for detail and the ability to complete projects successfully and to a consistently high standard.
Fee: £140 a day with an expected 28 days
Contract: Freelance, average of 2 days a week from 27th September 2021 – 31st December 2021. A very small number of days may also be required in January 2022 to conclude the project
Place of Work: A combination of working at home and at the Dance Base office in Edinburgh if desired, plus additional locations if required
To apply for the post, please provide a Cover Letter detailing your suitability for the role, a copy of your CV and a completed Equality Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring Form if you feel comfortable to do so, and send via email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and ‘LDS Producer 21’ in the subject line.
Or post a hard copy to:
If you require the application form or job description in a different format (e.g. printed, large print, plain text etc.) please contact email@example.com, or via the postal address above.
The closing date for applications is 11.00 Wednesday 15th September and interviews will be held on Monday 20th September.
Dance Base is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to promoting diverse, equal and inclusive spaces and welcome applications from people of all sectors of the community.
We particularly encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to disabled people, those who are D/deaf, Black/+ People of Colour, those from minority ethnic communities, those who are part of the LGBT+ community, and all those who feel their voices are not commonly represented.
We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in working with #LoveDanceScotland