Marketing and Communications Manager
ARTS BOURNEMOUTH wishes to appoint a Marketing and Communications Manager
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced freelance Marketing and Communications Manager to work on the Arts by the Sea Festival 2013.
An experienced freelance Marketing and Communications Manager is required to deliver a highly innovative and creative public relations and communications strategy for Arts Bournemouth and specifically the 2013 Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival; raising its profile, building on its reputation, encouraging new audiences and engendering support and engagement across the commercial and non-commercial sectors. The festival takes places from 20 September – 12 October 2013
Deadline for Submission: 5pm Tuesday 25 June 2013
Interviews: Friday 28 June 2013
The contract runs from July 2013
Arts Bournemouth, 2nd Floor, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RQ
Telephone: 01202 451805 Fax: 01202 454830
Arts Bournemouth is part of Bournemouth Borough Council
New freelance opportunities with Arts Bournemouth
Arts Bournemouth wishes to appoint two freelance contracts:
1. Arts and Festival Project Manager (Fee of £9,500 for 600 hours worked between June and October 2013.)
2. Communications and Events Assistant (6 month contract £9,000)
Arts Bournemouth works to enhance and promote art and culture across Bournemouth, presenting events throughout the year, including the annual Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival. A key aim of Arts Bournemouth is to create a stronger presence and profile for the arts in Bournemouth and to increase the range and engagement of audiences in the Borough and beyond. Arts Bournemouth wishes to appoint:
1) An experienced freelance Arts and Festival Project Manager to work with the Arts Bournemouth team in the planning and delivery of arts and festival events. The main focus for the Project Manager will be the delivery of key events leading up to and during the festival. The festival takes places from 20 September – 12 October 2013 Deadline for Submission: 5pm Thursday 16 May 2013 Interviews: Thursday 23 May 2013. Job description.
2) An experienced freelance Communications and Events Assistant. The position offers great opportunity for someone with relevant experience and skills who is interested in events management and marketing communications who would like to gain further experience in the development, delivery and marketing of arts events and specifically the 3rd Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival. Deadline for Submissions: 5pm Thursday 16 May 2013 Interviews: Wednesday 22 May 2013. Job description.
The contracts run from June 2013.
Arts Bournemouth is part of Bournemouth Borough Council
PRESS RELEASE 24 April 2013: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2013
Arts Bournemouth at the Venice Biennale 2013: Boîte-en-valise
Arts Bournemouth and The Arts University Bournemouth
Wednesday 29 May – Sunday 2 June 2013 from 2pm each day, featuring live art performances at the Preview week of the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia at Palazzo Zenobio, Fondamenta del Soccorso, Dorsoduro 2596, Venice, Italy.
Arts Bournemouth and The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) come together as ‘Arts Pavilion Burnemouth’ and present, during the preview week of the 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Boîte-en-valise, a series of live art performances by established and emerging practitioners The Girls (Zerelda Sinclair and Andrea Blood), Marcia Farquhar and Tim Russell.
Appropriating and transmuting Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise and responding to Venice Biennale Art Director Massimiliano Gioni’s theme of The Encyclopedic Palace, each of the selected artists has been asked to pack work in a suitcase and travel to Venice for presentation at Palazzo Zenobio.
Marcia Farquhar reprises her highly regarded Acts of Clothing performance for an international audience in Venice. Acts of Clothing Venice draws on personal cultural and social associations, the semiotics of clothing, the pleasure and pain of outfits and the absurdity attendant to getting dressed. “…a lucid enactment of the process by which women’s clothing can express desires and thereby concede the means of repressing those desires…an extraordinary performance, the more exceptional for its agile language, where Farquhar, with the timing of the stand up comic…turn(s) her often hilarious anecdotes into unexpected revelations of vulnerability” (Mark Harris, Art Monthly, 1999)
The Girls tableau Diamonds and Toads invokes the ill-fated heroines of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson while also alluding to contemporary concerns such as voyeurism and female objectification. The Girls (Zerelda Sinclair and Andrea Blood) performance of Diamonds and Toads (from Charles Perrault), presented here in Venice also resonates with the Carnivale di Venezia, reimagined in the 1970’s from 12th Century roots as an international festival. ‘(The Girls) wear masks with the same red-lipped plastic anonymity as a blow-up sex doll, and perhaps it is that which makes this piece so compelling and disturbing.’ (Herbert Wright, FAD, 2011)
Tim Russell will present the Venice Oracle, a personal conversation between artist and each audience member who picks up a ringing mobile phone. Frequenting the waterways of the City, he practices the deceit of solitude. The gondoliers of Venice say, “that here at the centre of all is he who sees each thing done in its’ beginning and in its’ end…” This appropriated phrase from Rene Daumal’s unfinished novel Mount Analogue sets the tone for the utterances of the Venice Oracle, who will offer each person answering the phone a unique image of the mutually arising moment of encounter and their deepest concerns.
For the full schedule and times, visit the blog.
Arts Pavilion Bournemouth is a collaboration between Arts Bournemouth and The Arts University Bournemouth, funded by Arts Council England, and presents visual arts practice of the highest quality from Bournemouth and South West England to international audiences, while also bringing artists of international standing to Bournemouth and South West England to present their work.
2013 Arts by the Sea Festival dates announced 20 Sept – 12 Oct
The third Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival will take place from the 20th September to 12th October 2013. Inventive and award-winning the Arts by the Sea Festival brings together new and accomplished work across film, music, performance, visual arts, live scores and ground-breaking digital arts. Events take place at some of the town’s best and unexpected places and spaces.
Lined up are an exciting new work from Fuel, the creators of Electric Hotel, new and extraordinary live score commissions with some of the world’s leading classical musicians performing to classic feature films, digital art and some large-scale outdoor art processions and parades. Details will be released later this year.
The opening weekend of Friday 20th through Sunday 22nd September will be an exciting spectacular of free outdoor arts events in the town centre, gardens and seafront which we have come to expect from the festival but this year for an extended three-date period, kicking off the 23-day festival.
The 2011 and 2012 festival attracted over 100,000 people respectively, featuring and involving some of the best local, national and international artists, which included: Fuel, The Paper Cinema, British Sea Power, John Cooper Clarke, Georgina Starr, Fevered Sleep, Ray Lee, The Girls, seeper, Pipilotti Rist, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, John Hegley, Giorgio Sadotti, Paul Noble, Spacedog, Professor Elemental, Richard William Wheater, The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Bill Morrison, Paul Wenham-Clarke, Marcia Farquhar, Squidsoup and many, many more.
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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival helps stimulate the local economy as well as making Bournemouth a richer and more enjoyable place to visit, live, work and study in.
Hundreds flock to the Pop-Up Cinema for Valentine’s 2013
Flapper girls, vintage usherettes, paparazzi, old fashioned ‘bobbies’ and other icons of the 1920s welcomed hundreds of costumed film-lovers to Arts Bournemouth’s pop-up cinema event The Artist on Thursday 14th February 2013 at the iconic and retro Pier Theatre in Bournemouth.
Following an earlier matinee screening and vintage cream tea, the 7pm sell-out event brought back a sense of community and shared experience to cinema-going, bringing the film to life through live music, performance, costume and dance. The event was created around multi-award winning The Artist (2011) which is set in Hollywood from 1927 – 1932.
The audience played a role by dressing the part and were treated to a silver-screening of the feature film with usherettes and a vintage popcorn machine which was followed by the debut live performance of The Red Fez Orchestra, a live Charleston dance workshop took place and taught everyone some key moves, and 20s cocktails were available at the bar until late.
Event-goer Alys Penfold tweeted, “Fantastic night at the Pier Theatre from Arts Bournemouth, beats clubbing any night. Wonderful! More please!”
Natalie Bird tweeted, “Best valentines evening at the pier theatre
#theartist just charming!”
Patrick Keats tweeted, “Fabulous night
@artsbournemouth pop up cinema! The Artist and Red Fez orchestra was great. So many people dressed up and dancing 20′s style!
“We must keep generating these events which are classy, stylish and well attended…”
Arts Bournemouth pop-up cinema events are ‘living cinema’ experiences bringing together film, music, performance, food, costume and dance with the audience playing a central role. These events are created around a particular film and take place in inspired and unusual settings.
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Light Trail shortlisted for Lighting Design Awards 2013
The Light Trail installation was commissioned by Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2012 from Sutton Vane Associates and led by current Lighting Designer of the Year Michael Grubb whose previous projects include the London 2012 Olympic Park.
The work was a playful and interactive series of six new light installations that ran through Bournemouth town square and gardens to the seafront, marking the opening of the 2012 Festival on 29th September.
Over 100,000 festival visitors of all ages were able to engage with light in a new and exciting way through the artsworks which made best use of the locale’s architectural and natural environment.
The concept for Light Trail was developed by Arts Bournemouth with lighting designer Michael Grubb, then of Sutton Vane Associates, now Creative Director at Michael Grubb Studio. The six artworks included a huge vintage light filled with stars, LED reeds that swayed in the Bourne river, and a ‘Flip Book’ of light.
Carol Maund, Director of Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, says, “We are thrilled that Light Trail has been shortlisted for the UK’s Lighting Design Awards 2013. The installation was a real focus of the festival’s opening day and attracting several thousand visitors, and great enthusiasm.”
Michael Grubb, Lighting Designer, whose other recent projects include the London 2012 Olympic Park Strategy, says, “It was a privilege to be approached by Arts Bournemouth to do this project and all that work has now paid off; As a ‘Bournemouth boy’ myself, now being able to positively contribute to the town’s growth and nighttime economy is wonderful.”
1. Lighting Design Awards
Now in their 11th year, the Lighting Design Awards command the respect of the lighting community and are recognized as the pre-eminent architectural lighting competition. The awards take place on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at the London Hilton, Park Lane.
2. Light Trail, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival: special projects award
Light Trail was created for visitors to explore on the opening night of Bournemouth’s 2012 Arts by The Sea Festival and featured a series of fun and intriguing light art installations for festival goers and townsfolk to discover along a route from the Town Square through the Lower Gardens and Pier Approach. The free outdoor event, for one night only, comprised of six artworks:
• Vintage Light: A super-sized vintage lantern with space for people to sit inside. The exterior was upholstered with a decorative fabric back-illuminated with LEDs. Side emitting fibre-optics was used around the base as the ‘tassels’. The inside had a fibre optic star cloth and was used a reflective space by the public.
• The Crystal: The crystal is made up of 180m of silver foil curtains hung from a tessellating triangular light weight structure between the trees. Inside the installation the shimmering effect of the curtains creates a powerful and unique experience where it is easy to become lost in the light.
• River reeds: Lightweight LEDs powered by small batteries where specifically fabricated and connected to the riverbed and waved in the wind and currents. The use of black rods and nodes ensured that the light floated effortlessly above the river.
• AUCB at the Underpass: A light and sound installation between the pillars of the underpass connecting the gardens to the pier; light was projected on to a visual wrap in time with music turning an empty space into a tangible event.
• Flip Book: Temporary coloured lighting animated against translucent graphics within the upstairs of the Camera Obscura Cafe.
• Temporary coloured lighting was added to surrounding soft landscaping features to give a special feeling to the park during the night.
All designs were designed, detailed and tested with several prototypes being developed to ensure the correct lighting effect was achieved. Sutton Vane Associates also actively collaborated with the Arts University College Bournemouth (AUCB) by encouraging participation and involvement. A huge amount of lighting equipment was kindly donated by many manufacturers including; ACDC, Crescent Lighting, Mike Stoane Lighting, Phillips, Traxon and Universal Fibre Optics.
3. Michael Grubb
With 15 years experience the 2012 Lighting Designer of the Year Michael Grubb and his team develops the individual narratives of public and private spaces through the mastery of light. Grubb’s previous international projects include London 2012 Olympic Park, Lighting Strategy & LPR, UK; Titanic Signature Project, Belfast, Northern Ireland; First Emperor, Terracotta Warriors at the British Museum, UK and more.
New 1920s/30s band The Red Fez Orchestra debuts in Bournemouth on14 Feb 2013
A new 10-piece 1920s/30s band The Red Fez Orchestra brings together some of the south’s finest musicians to debut at Arts Bournemouth Pop-Up Cinema ‘The Artist’ event on 14th February at 7pm at The Pier Theatre, Bournemouth.
Featuring some of the south’s finest musicians in 20s and 30s music, including: The Regular Joes, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Palm Court Theatre Orchestra, and Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, playing music from some of the great composers of the 1920s and 1930s, such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, with well known songs including The Charlston, Anything Goes, Putting on the Ritz, The Continental, Pennies from Heaven and Mean to Me.
Kerry Curtis of Arts Bournemouth says, “It’s awesome that these amazing musicians want to be part of our next pop-up event. It’s fabulous to be a spark to ignite new art and music in the town.
“The Red Fez Orchestra will be something special!”
The 14th February event is created around the multi-award winning film The Artist (2011). A screening will take place in the retro auditorium, which is complete with a bar at the back, followed by a live performance by The Red Fez Orchestra. The audience is invited to play an immersive part of the event by dressing in 1920s and 1930s style.
Arts Bournemouth Pop-Up Cinema brings back a sense of community and shared-experience to cinema-going.
Find out more about the event and book tickets here.
New for 2013: Arts Bournemouth to bring new pop-up cinema events with new funding
New for 2013, following a successful bid to the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England, is an on-going programme of Arts Bournemouth pop-up live cinema events, the first of which takes place on the 14th February. A new way to experience and enjoy film, these events bring together film, performance, and live music in some inspired and surprising settings.
Arts Bournemouth has already been commended nationally for playing a pro-active role in stimulating audiences for film and championing the new ways in which film is engaged with by new audiences.
Kerry Curtis, for Arts Bournemouth, says, “We’re bringing back a sense of community and shared experience to cinema-going, something that is often lacking at the multiplex.
“We get a great mix of people that span all ages at our cinema events, we also get people coming from other parts of the country to enjoy these events.”
Councillor Ian Lancashire, Champion for Arts and Culture at Bournemouth Borough Council says, “This is great for the region and follows on from the success of the second Arts by the Sea Festival which took place in October 2012, all this work is driving forward the arts and culture reputation on the town at an international level.”
The first Arts Bournemouth ‘pop-up’ Cinema event of 2013 takes place on 14th February with two screenings, with a difference, of the multi-award winning The Artist (2011) at the retro Pier Theatre, Bournemouth. Find out more and book tickets here.
1. The BFI was founded in 1933. It is a charity governed by a Royal Charter. The BFI combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bring together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. The BFI awards Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
Creative England is a national agency that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. It aims to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential. It helps identify future opportunities to grow the economy and generate jobs.
3. Arts Bournemouth and Arts Bournemouth Cinema are funded by: Arts Council England, Bournemouth Borough Council, Creative England, BFI, National Lottery.
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