Artist Facilitator Expression of Interest

Waste to Art 4 Kids creative workshops

Southern Tablelands Arts is committed to providing professional opportunities for artists and creatives living within the STA territory.

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitability experienced artist/ facilitators living in the Wollondilly area to facilitate creative making workshops for children as part of the Waste to Art project.

Waste to Art is instigated by Wollondilly Council and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) with support from Southern Tablelands Arts. The project aims to increase awareness around waste in terms of reuse, recycle and repurpose with an emphasis on creative making.

Waste to Art 4 Kids workshops are designed to work in conjunction with the adult workshop stream and Waste to Art Exhibition and Competition. The children’s workshops are planned for delivery in Picton on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August and will be targeted to attract children 8-12 years of age. In line with current social distancing restrictions the workshops will each have a maximum of 10 participants. Participants will be encouraged to enter their work into the Waste to Art Exhibition and Competition.

We are looking for an Artist Facilitator with experience working with children and who is confident using up-cycled materials as part of their practice to run two 3 hour creative making workshops for children (one workshop repeated).

The Offer

The artist facilitator will be paid in accordance in NAVA guidelines at $550 per workshop (inclusive of set up and pack down time) as well as 9.5% superannuation with an additional allowance for travel, meals and incidentals.

The workshops have an additional materials budget that can be spent as negotiated with the artist facilitator. All administration for the workshops will be provided by STA.

Expressions will be ranked through the following criteria;

  • Experience working with children
  • Understanding of the use of up-cycled or recycled materials for artwork creation.

The successful Artist Facilitator will need to provide a copy of;

  • A current working with vulnerable people registration
  • A current certificate of currency for public liability insurance
  • Or a willingness to achieve these prior to workshop delivery. STA can provide general advice regarding insurance options and WWVP registration – the cost of both are tax deductible.

To express your interest

Please send an expression of interest of not more than one page which includes the following.

  • Full Name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Residential address within the Wollondilly Shire Council Area
  • What is your experience working with children? (200 words max)
  • How your practice incorporates the use of upcycled or recycled materials (200 words max)
  • What do you propose to deliver within the workshop (3hour duration)? (200 words max)
  • Links to your online website or social media
  • 2 images of your work

Please include your Public liability Insurance details and WWVP people registration or indicate your willingness to have these in place before workshop delivery.

Please submit you EOI by COB on Friday 10 July via email to  Southern Tablelands Arts at [email protected] or contact us for further information.

Don’t think this workshop is for you but would like to be considered for future professional Artist Facilitator opportunities? We would still like to hear from you.

Waste to Art 4 Kids

Saturday 1 August 10am – 1pm and repeated Sunday 2 August 10am – 1pm at Wollondilly Community Nursery, Wonga Rd, Picton.  For ages 8-12 years.

Waste to Art Exhibition and Competition

An opportunity for children and youth from the Southern Tablelands Arts and Macarthur Regions to exhibit work that explores waste reduction messages. The exhibition also includes categories for emerging and established adult artists.

$2600 prize pool.  ENTER HERE or get more information

ENTRIES OPEN until Friday 28 August 2020

WASTE TO ART EXHIBITION on show 28 September to 2 October at the Old Post Office, Argyle Street Picton