We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, age groups and cultures. We are keen to hear from Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse, D/deaf and disabled candidates as they are currently under-represented in our staff team, suppliers and contractors.

We offer access support for people who face barriers to inclusion, meeting in accessible venues, being flexible in scheduling meetings at different times of day and covering travel expenses as outlined in our Inclusion Statement.

We are interested to hear from artists who can demonstrate:

  • Recent experience of co-creating spoken word/poetry and collaborating with artists from other art forms
  • Good communication skills
  • An understanding of diverse communities, especially those in non-metropolitan and rural areas

About the project

You’ll be part of a creative team including composer Dan Kidane, musicians from Manchester Camerata orchestra and a film maker. The team will meet in Manchester for three days between October and December 2021 to create a new piece of music that will feature in an original film of orchestral music to be recorded in spring 2022 and then screened in a range of venues across the country.

Four communities will be guided and supported to create material – writing, video, poetry, music, art – for the creative team that will be used as the inspiration for the co-created piece. The nature and length of the final film will be determined by the creative team’s response to the material they receive. Your skills will be used to weave a spoken narrative through the new piece.

The work will involve:

  • 3 days of creative team group workshops in Manchester
  • 2 days film recording in Manchester

In addition, the artist will attend 2 planning meetings, a meeting (virtual) or recorded with each community group and a post project evaluation meeting.

Costs of specific access needs, i.e. BSL interpreter, audio description, will be covered if required.

Project timeframe

  • Oct-Dec 2021 – Creative team workshops x 3 days in Manchester (dates tbc)
  • February 2022 – Film recording, Manchester (2 days)
  • May 2022 – Premiere screening of the film
  • May-July 2022 – film showings in communities and venues.


£1,875 plus travel expenses.

This includes the rights to use material collaboratively created as part of the project in a film for live public screenings and on digital channels for an agreed period of time. The fee is inclusive of all copyright, performance and broadcast rights in perpetuity with the artist credited fully in the production.

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