Helium Arts Remote Teen Programme: Screenshot of artist demonstrating stop motion animation. Photo credit: Monica Flynn.

Helium Arts invites applications from professional, multi-disciplinary visual artists to deliver their Creative Health Programme to young people online. Applications are sought from artists with a strong collaborative and inclusive arts practice.

Selected artists will join Helium’s artist panel as associate artists, and will be contracted on a project by project, freelance basis over the next two years.

About the Role
The role of Associate Artist is to deliver inspiring collaborative arts programmes which are responsive to the needs and vision of children and young people with lifelong physical health conditions, including children with additional needs and disabilities.

Artists should have a genuine interest in building supportive relationships and a working understanding of inclusive arts practice relevant to the needs of participants, including a flexible approach to children and young people and how workshops are facilitated and delivered online.

Training and continual professional development will be provided, with up to three required training days in May 2023. Training includes online artist shadowing opportunities. Successful applicants must complete the required training days to be eligible for freelance work in August this year.

About Helium Arts
Helium Arts is the national children’s arts and health charity, developing the creativity of children living with lifelong physical conditions through the arts to support their wellbeing including social connections, self-esteem, and sense of agency.

Helium Arts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications from all sections of the community under all ten grounds as set out in their Equality Commitment Policy. See www.helium.ie for further details.

How to apply
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and interactive workshop. Please request a full brief and application form including interview and interactive workshop dates by emailing Irene at hr@helium.ie with ONLINE ASSOCIATE ARTIST in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 28 April 2023, at 5pm.

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