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Opportunities, Jobs and Callouts

Are you 18 – 24 years old and currently claiming Universal Credit? Are you passionate about social justice and creating a better, more equitable society?

Fusion Arts has three new part-time Kickstart job opportunities that might be of interest to you!

We are hiring the following:

All jobs are part-time six month Kickstart placements (3-4 days per week) funded under the government’s Kickstart initiative, paid an hourly rate of £10.21 (Oxford Living Wage), rising to £10.31 in April 2022, with the potential for permanent job creation after six months. This is an excellent opportunity to gain skills and experience working in a dynamic and innovative socially engaged community arts organisation!

To apply for any of these roles, please contact your DWP Work Coach quoting the job reference number. Your Work Coach will then advise you on submitting your CV once they have referred you.

Click the links above for reference numbers and further job information.

Application deadline: 1st March 2022

Are you aged 14-20 years old and interested in creative writing and connecting with others? We would love for you to join our upcoming project Save the Last Dance for Me!


About:

Save the Last Dance for Me is a 3 month project (February to April 2022) in collaboration with the Creative Dementia Arts Network that uses art, creative writing and music as a focus for younger and older people to share memories and experiences, showcase these in a Zine and help plan and organise a dissemination event.

We are looking for young people who would like to “talk about my generation and find out about getting old”.

The young people participating in this project will be motivated to participate in 8 online group sessions.

All young people who participate will be compensated for their time with a £10 Amazon voucher per session (on completion of the whole course).

To express your interest in joining Save the Last Dance for Me please email info@fusion-arts.org.

Project Content:

What is it like being young in 2022? What are the stigmas that young people face, and older people face, in today’s society because of their age?

Fusion Arts will offer a series of creative writing workshops where young people will get the chance to discover the power of writing and develop their own voice through dynamic activities in poetry and storytelling. Through the series they will explore new pathways for expressing and presenting themselves to others. We invite young people participants to reflect on themes such as the questions above.

The project aims to promote social connections, to enhance wellbeing and to increase confidence and the feeling of self worth through group work and interaction with like-minded young people while gaining new skills.

The Creative Dementia Arts Network has kindly offered to start the young people participants off with an introduction session about dementia. This session aims to increase awareness and spark the young people’s thought/ creative process. This introduction will be followed by four sessions (each 75 – 90min, one session per week) where the young people will work with two writers to explore new forms in poetry and storytelling. Engaging with dynamic exercises and discussions, participants are encouraged to discover their own voice and put their own stories on the page, whether this is through fiction or poetry.

The fourth, fifth and sixth session will introduce the younger and older participant groups to each other and will be hosted by the Creative Dementia Arts Network and artist Kate Wilkinson.

Sessions seven and eight will be guided by creative writing mentors to help the young people finish their individual or group writing piece for the Zine that will be created.

For further project information please click here.

To express your interest in joining Save the Last Dance for Me please email info@fusion-arts.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Digital Marketing, Communications & PR Manager, Fusion Arts Oxford

Salary: £27000-29000 FTE / pro rata (Applications for role to be self employed may be considered if preferred)

Full time or 0.8 FTE (4 days a week) considered. We are happy to consider part-time and job shares. Some flexible working is needed and expected.

We are recruiting a Digital Marketing, Communications & PR Manager to help tell Fusion Arts’ story and amplify the diverse voices from within our communities.
Do you have great communication skills and a passion for artistic innovation, social justice and protecting the environment? This role could be for you!

Based in East Oxford, Fusion Arts was established in 1977. Since then, we have connected artists with communities, and inspired hundreds of bespoke creative projects. Through the transformational power of the arts, we respond to challenging social circumstances by delivering meaningful and inclusive artistic experiences.

We are looking for a Digital Marketing, Communications & PR Manager who is passionate about the role of the arts in creating a better society. You will be responsible for managing and coordinating marketing and press communications for Fusion Arts, working alongside colleagues to develop and deliver an effective and dynamic communications strategy. You will work with a small team, and liaise with networks of artists, cultural organisations, diverse communities and strategic partners. You will tell participant stories and amplify diverse voices, using communication channels to highlight opportunities for involvement and support.

Click here for the full job specification.

To apply please send:

  • A current CV
  • A cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria outlined in the job specification and why you would like to be a part of Fusion Arts.

CV and covering letter should be sent to info@fusion-arts.org

Closing date for applications: 20th February 2022

Contact Details:

If you are interested in this position, would like a copy of the job description in a different format, have specific questions and/or require assistance in making an application, please email info@fusion-arts.org.

For more information about Fusion’s work, see our website and social media channels.

Fusion Arts is working in partnership with Museum of Colour (MoC) and the Bodleian Libraries to build a small exhibition entitled These Things Matter through a collaborative process featuring six objects and six contemporary responses created by artists. We want to investigate the ideas and relationships that maintained systems of empire and slavery.


We are looking to commission artists to interpret and respond to artefacts selected from the Bodleian Libraries collections through participatory community workshops (held October- December 2021). The six objects that will form part of These Things Matter were chosen due to their relationship to emotional control. We are looking for six artists/commissions to form the exhibition alongside the six artefacts. Please note that the items we are asking you to respond to may bring up difficult emotions.

Application Deadline: 21st February, 9am

For a full brief of the commission, please click here.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Supporters of Fusion Arts

Oxford City Council Arts Council England National Lottery Funded Project Grant National Lottery Community Fund Oxfordshire Community Foundation Here for Culture Doris Field Charitable Trust