01 Dec Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council Dance Artist Residency – Hopetoun WA 2018
Call for Applications: Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council Dance Artist Residency Term 1 2018
As part of the Regional Arts Partnership Program supported by supported by the State Government of WA and Country Arts WA, Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC) are offering an exciting opportunity. A Dance Artist Residency will be offered as part of this ground-breaking pilot program, an intra-regional dance collaboration with schools and communities in Hopetoun, Ravensthorpe, Jerramungup, Munglinup and Lake King.
The project is centred on creating dance accessibility in remote regions and to develop interest in and love for dance. The concept is to saturate the community in dance, at all levels, delivering a sense of community cohesion. Understanding and interest (at these various levels) will ebb and flow during this time; a consistently generous, considerate and accessible program of dance is vital!
The council is looking for artists with the interest, ability and experience to teach and inspire hundreds of new and developing dancers of different ages across five townships.
The successful candidate/s must have the physical energy for teaching dance in over 20 dance classes a week, all at an introductory-level (requiring significant demonstration and accompaniment).
The artist will design and deliver an 8-week program of dance classes both inside and outside of school for various age groups ranging from 0-4 years all the way up to adults. They will also mentor a small group of local dance-lovers/enthusiasts as emerging dance teachers.
RRAC will also consider appointing two dance artists (two five-week residencies crossing over) within the residency date range of Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 29 March 2018.
Applications close 5 pm Friday 15th December 2017.
Interviews will take place via Skype on Tuesday 19th December 2017.