African Arts Institute: Facilitators - Business of Arts Master Classes

African Arts Institute
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The African Arts Institute (AFAI) is a Cape Town-based non-governmental organisation (NGO). Its overall objective is to promote participatory democracy, respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms and equitable social and human development in African countries by affirming the cultural dimension of development.

AFAI seeks to appoint five facilitators for its Business of Arts Master Classes, based in Cape Town.

The Artists’ Help Desk is a project of AFAI. It provides relevant support and services to African Diaspora artists - as well as local artists - living in South Africa through five main areas of focus: Help Desk, Creation and Performance, Training, Infrastructural Support and Networking.

The successful candidates would have extensive experience as a professional artist in the South African creative arts industry, in a particular area of expertise (i.e. visual art, film, literature, music or performance). They would facilitate a three-day Business of Arts Master Classes training, aimed at equipping artists with key tools to navigate the arts world as professionals and build on their success.

This is a contract position.

The Business of Arts Master Classes is geared towards intermediate-level, “up and coming” musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, performers and writers, who have products or services to sell but want to build on their knowledge and enhance their current skills in generating income through their work.
 
The programme aims to empower talented artists and uplift them to reach a professional standard in the South African creative industry. The programme will be valuable to both those artists who are looking to enter the mainstream market and to those who want to establish their artwork independently.
 
The successful candidates will facilitate a three-day Business of Arts Master Classes training from 20 - 22 October 2014 (9h00 to 17h00), aimed at equipping artists with key tools to navigate the arts world as professionals and build on their success. The facilitator would need to facilitate a group of 14 emerging artists in one of five disciplines, namely: Music, Visual Arts, Film, Literature or Performance.

Classes Include:

  • Music: Learner target group: Singers, songwriters, instrument-players, DJs, rappers, music managers, music administrators, producers and beatmakers;
  • Visual arts: Learner target group: Fine artists, painters, graffiti/stencil artists, sculptors, mosaic artists, graphic designers, photographers, crafters, gallery administrators, promoters, curators and multi-media artists;
  • Film: Learner target group: Screenwriters, actors, directors, producers, camera operators, video editors, production designers, visual effect artists, animators, film administrators;
  • Performance: Learner target group: Actors (stage, TV and film), dancers, puppeteers, performance poets, choreographers, producers, theatre-makers and directors;
  • Literature: Learner target group: Novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, poets, creative non-fiction writers, arts journalists, copywriters, editors and proofreaders and self-publishers.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively plan a three-day training using a prescribed Arts Toolkit;
  • Facilitate three days of training;
  • Conduct at least one strategic field trip;
  • Submit a narrative report.

Requirements:

  • Education level: Relevant training in creative arts and facilitation;
  • Facilitation / training / teaching-related qualification (certificate/diploma/degree);
  • Tertiary qualification in music / film / visual arts / performance / literature (diploma / degree);
  • Minimum five to 10 years’ experience as a professional artist in the South African creative arts industry, in a particular area of expertise (i.e. visual art, film, literature, music or performance);
  • Experience in independently pursuing a career in the arts;
  • Experience in working for/with an arts organisation or institution;
  • Knowledge of current industry context and key tools and resources required to navigate it;
  • Experience in facilitation/training/teaching;
  • Knowledge of Mentorship and/or coaching is an added advantage;
  • Arts administration is an added advantage;
  • Business Management is an added advantage;
  • Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Able to facilitate the learning and growth of individuals and groups;
  • Able to guide and advise artists;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Networker;
  • Relationship builder;
  • Innovative and creative.

Remuneration: R1 500 per day (negotiable)

To apply, submit a three-page CV to Phila Nkuzo, Artists’ Help Desk Project Coordinator, Email: phila@afai.org.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Enquiries: 021 465 9027/8
 
For more about the African Arts Institute, refer to www.afai.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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