Luton seeks two creative freelancers to give it ‘real buzz’

FreelanceUK readers are today invited by Luton Council Arts & Culture (LCAC) to apply for two freelance jobs on a programme celebrating the town’s "creativity, vibrancy and diversity."

Taking inspiration from 1919’s Peace Day Riots, the council want the freelancers to curate the programme to the theme of ‘People, Power and Passion,’ using performances, events and artworks.

The idea is that the 'Freelance Programme Producer' and 'Freelance Participation & Engagement Producer' -- the two freelance jobs on offer -- will cue up Luton to bid to be named UK City of Culture in 2025.

More immediately, the two freelancers will be expected to produce a creative programme for 2019 that generates “real buzz” for Luton and, in practical terms, “footfall” into the town to the benefit of local shops and businesses.

Calling for freelancers to apply for either role, officials at LCAC added: “The pilot programme will explore the themes of the 1919 riots, evaluating the impact of arts activity on the people and places of our town.”

An initial outline of events, listed in a document which potential applicants are asked to read before putting themselves forward, reveals that six are scheduled for in or around Luton Town Hall, starting in June and culminating in October.

Theatre, music, dance, games and other 'participatory events' -- all exploring themes evoked by the riots -- should probably be areas professionally familiar to the freelancers who apply, as these are among the activities planned.

More detail including the skills and competencies which LGCC says freelance applicants should possess are available in PDFs, alongside submission instructions. The deadline for applications is Sunday February 17th 2019.


31st January 2019

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