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‘Foundations’ 2019 Local Programming Opportunities

It’s an exciting time at FFL and in order to further engage with and respond to the wealth of cultural talent surrounding the East Bank site we have started to develop people and place-led programme of activity, to pilot with and alongside local community hubs across Summer/Autumn 2019.

FFL acknowledges the significance that small and grassroots local cultural organisations have on their communities, economies and well-being. FFL will use this unique opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to funding local programming, test radical new approaches to designing and producing collaborative work, support local talent, partner with communities to cultivate forward thinking relationships that deliver social and economic impact, support communities, artists and organisations ambitions and potential collaborative projects with East Bank.

This pilot programme is principally targeted at residents of the 4 Olympic host Boroughs (Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest). Over Summer and Autumn 2019 we will be rolling out a diverse range of opportunities to get involved, including cultural activities, workshops, internships, artist open-calls, commissions, grants and creative learning opportunities to appeal to young children, young people, families, adults and senior citizens.

All vacancies and opportunities will be advertised on this page, so please check back regularly or drop us a line to [email protected], and let’s start a conversation.

To support this initial ‘Foundations’ pilot we are on the look-out for 2 X freelance creative professionals:

Community Engagement Producer (Freelance) 

Are you a community builder, creative do-er and collaborator? 

We are looking for an east London based individual/organisation with a dynamic community-based approach to join our team on a freelance basis between June to October 2019 to support the delivery our local engagement/programming.  You will work closely with FFL’s Art & Culture managers to oversee co-ordination and co-development of FFL’s 2019 Summer/Autumn public participatory arts program with and alongside local cultural spaces, residents and communities.  

This freelance role offers the chance to capitalise on the successful candidate’s existing local knowledge and understanding, whilst working closely with FFL and our East Bank Partners, facilitating links between their respective creative offers, and the wider local communities. This will include the collaborative commissioning of cultural activity with a specific focus on life-long creative learning opportunities, youth cultural development, wellbeing & local arts participation. 

You should be a socially engaged practitioner with the ability to build strong relationships with people across a variety of situations - whether engaging with residents, local businesses, artists or community reps, our Community Engagement Producer will be passionate about listening and empowering people to use their skills and confidence to “scale out” locally-led cultural programming ideas and creative learning opportunities in their area. 

For full information about the role and how to apply download the Community Engagement Producer job description here.

Deadline – 27th May 2019

Note: Early June start date require

Digital & Community Engagement Intern 

We are looking for someone who has an active interest in Arts & Culture and is keen to grow in an arts role, developing their skills across administration, digital content and public engagement within the creative industries. 

Working closely with FFL’s Arts & Culture team, as well as local partner organisations, you will provide admin support for a wide range of engagement activities, including supporting across FFL’s digital content (social media, blogs, website etc). The role will be varied and involve some meetings, communication via phone/email and in person, creative writing, fielding enquires, supporting events and engagement. 

This is a fixed term, entry-level role so we are looking for someone who has developed solid admin/IT skills and is looking for an opportunity to launch their career in the creative industries.  

For full information about the role and how to apply download the Digital & Community Engagement Intern job description here.

Deadline - 3rd June 2019

FFL are especially keen to hear from creatives with links to East London, with a background in community participatory projects. We welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds, and particularly encourage applications from those identifying as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ.
We also want to expand our database of artists, designers, workshop facilitators, photographers for future opportunities. Email us at [email protected] with your CV, portfolios etc.