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‘Our View Project Person’ Freelance Disability Adviser Role

Tuesday 20th July, 2010

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Disabled or Deaf Freelance Adviser required for three Accentuate projects managed by Arts Council England: Sync SE, Go Public, Up-Stream

We are seeking to appoint a disabled or Deaf freelance Disability Adviser who can support the development and delivery of these three projects. Based within the South East region the Adviser will work closely with the Arts Council Diversity in Arts Practice Relationship Manager to ensure that this involvement process makes as much impact as possible to the work of the Arts Council, Accentuate and the project delivery organisations.

A particular focus of the role is to look at how the projects are engaging with the mainstream arts world and non disabled people. This is both a key current issue for the Disability Arts sector as a whole and for the projects.

Accentuate is a transformational programme of 15 projects, inspired by the Paralympic Movement, which seeks to change perceptions and offer opportunities to showcase the talents of disabled and Deaf people. Accentuate is funded by Legacy Trust UK which is creating a cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, SEEDA and the regional cultural agencies. Screen South is the home of Accentuate. www.accentuate-se.org

The grant is expected to run from 1 October 2010 to 31 December 2011 and the total fee is £3,000 including expenses. The expected rate is £200 per day, with the days worked flexibly over the period in agreement with the Arts Council.

The Adviser’s access costs will be covered where possible by Access to Work. There will be support available to ensure these costs are met and to explore alternatives if Access to Work is not available.

For more details on the projects and a role description please contact Alice Wade, Corporate Planning Assistant, at the Arts Council. Email: alice.wade@artscouncil.org.uk Telephone: 01273 763066

To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter (maximum 800 words) outlining why you are interested in this role and what skills and experience you would bring to it. Please use the following formats: A4 document attached to an email, sound file, DVD or email.

The deadline for applications is: 6pm on Tuesday 31 August 2010.

We prefer applications to be emailed to us at: alice.wade@artscouncil.org.uk or posted to: Alice Wade, Arts Council England, Sovereign House, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1RA. Interviews are likely to be held during the week beginning 13 September 2010.