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Community Open Day 2016

30 August 2016

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Community Open Day

2-6pm, Saturday 17 September 2016

Take a look inside the new Artist Centre, meet resident artists and get creative with a taste of our ’Hands-On’ programme at the Cove Park Community Open Day.

This summer we opened our new Artist Centre, the Jacobs Building. We’d like to invite you to come on inside and have a look around and much more besides.

Our resident writers, artists and craftspeople offer a warm welcome into their studios where you can find out what they have been working on this Summer. Either join a guided tour starting at the Artist Centre at 2:30pm or 3:30pm to visit the studios, or explore the site at your leisure.

During the afternoon we will have drop-in creative workshops for children and young people, a taster of our forthcoming Hands-On Cove Park programme of creative workshops, events and talks for people in Argyll & Bute led by our current and former resident artists.

To end the day (hopefully bathed in sunlight on the decking!) please join us for a BBQ from 5-6pm.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cove Park!


The day is for all to enjoy. For your own comfort when visiting the site please note:

1. there is ramped access to the Artist Centre from the car park and level access throughout the building
2. sturdy footwear or wellies are recommended, especially if it rains!
3. as we have highland cows and grazing sheep, please don’t bring dogs, except Guide Dogs
4. children must be supervised at all times

Cove Park seeks Saturday Art Club Tutor

20 August 2016

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Cove Park seeks an experienced professional creative practitioner to deliver their Saturday Art Club for children aged 5-11 from Argyll & Bute within their Hands-On Cove Park programme.

The successful candidate will have:

1. knowledge and experience of working across many creative sectors and with varying media, reflecting the breadth of our international residency programme
2. a minimum of three-years experience, or equivalent, devising and delivering creative activities for children and young people
3. the ability to inspire, excite, encourage, engage and motivate children to enjoy, learn and develop from their own and others participation in and enjoyment of creative activities

Hands-On is a new and exciting programme of creative educational and participatory public events for people in Argyll & Bute responding to our international residency programme. Hands-On comes at a critical and exciting time in Cove Park’s development with the opening of our new Artists Centre. The Saturday Art Club is a core strand of Hands-On activity for children and young people running concurrently with the National Art & Design Saturday Club (for ages 12-18) to be led by a to be appointed National Art & Design Saturday Club Tutor.

The appointment is on a self-employed freelance part-time basis, initially for 24, three-hour sessions from October 2016 – June 2017. A fee of £2,430 – £2,880 will be paid, dependent on experience and in line with SAU rates of pay.

Full details about the position, including how to apply, are provided in the Saturday Art Club Tutor Job Information (0.5MB PDF).

The application deadline is 17:00 on Monday 12 September 2016.

Applications should be emailed to Helen Voce, Hands-On Programme Producer, helen.voce@covepark.org. Please direct questions about this position by email to Helen in the first instance.

Please download and complete a Cove Park Monitoring Form and submit it with your application.

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Cove Park seeks National Art & Design Saturday Club Tutor

20 August 2016

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Cove Park seeks an experienced professional creative practitioner to deliver their National Art & Design Saturday Club for young people aged 12-18 from Argyll & Bute within their Hands-On Cove Park programme.

The successful candidate will have:

1. knowledge and experience of working across many creative sectors and with varying media, reflecting the breadth of our international residency programme
2. a minimum of three-years experience, or equivalent, devising and delivering creative activities for young people and children
3. the ability to inspire, excite, encourage, engage and motivate young people to enjoy, learn and develop from their own and others participation in and enjoyment of creative activities

Hands-On is a new and exciting programme of creative educational and participatory public events for people in Argyll & Bute responding to our international residency programme. Hands-On comes at a critical and exciting time in Cove Park’s development with the opening of our new Artists Centre. The National Art & Design Saturday Club is a core strand of Hands-On activity for young people and children running concurrently with the Saturday Art Club (for ages 5-11) to be led by a to be appointed Saturday Art Club Tutor.

The National Art & Design Saturday Club (NADSC) links school children aged 13-16 with tutors and professional creative practitioners via a programme of creative sessions at arts organisations and venues across the UK that complement the school curriculum and develop young people’s talents, life skills and confidence. Cove Park is the first NADSC in Scotland and will enable young people from Argyll & Bute to connect into a national creative programme at a time when they are exploring and deciding on their future education options.

The appointment is on a self-employed freelance part-time basis, initially for 24, three-hour sessions from October 2016 – June 2017. A basic fee of £2,430 – £2,880 will be paid, with an additional fee of 5 days at £215 – £266 per day for attendance of NADSC activity in London. The fee is dependent on experience and in line with SAU rates of pay.

Full details about the position, including how to apply, are provided in the National Art and Design Saturday Club Tutor Job Information (0.5MB PDF).

The application deadline is 17:00 on Monday 12 September 2016.

Applications should be emailed to Helen Voce, Hands-On Programme Producer, helen.voce@covepark.orgPlease direct questions about this position by email to Helen in the first instance.

Please download and complete a Cove Park Monitoring Form and submit it with your application.
Further information about the NADSC can be found at saturday-club.org/, in the Saturday Club Trust document (4MB PDF) and the 2016 Yearbook (available on request).

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