Printable Reality in association with Apples and Snakes, London presents: “The Word’s a Stage”- a year-long artist development program that will provide a platform to educate and encourage young writers/spoken word artists to write and perform a longer solo performance piece. Teaming-up young talented artists with experienced writers/performers as their mentors. Plus a series of fun spoken word/music events culminating in one "final showcase" event, and a workshop, at the end of the series.
One of the main reasons that New Zealand's performance poetry/spoken word/live literature scene is not growing and developing at the same rate as in UK/Europe/USA/Australia is a lack of opportunities for the young writers/performers to expand their potential and embark on writing/performing longer spoken word pieces. Modeled on a very successful program, run by UK’s leading performance poetry organization Apples and Snakes - “The Word’s a Stage” is going to start a process of changing that by creating a supportive environment for the community and our young artists to create their own feature shows.
You will be working as a part of Printable Reality team, responsible for coordinating with participants and our partners, liaising with the venues and running events, exploring further partnership/sponsorship/funding opportunities. Position is a year-long contract requiring a few hours a month. It would suite a part time or full time employed person, or a student, with strong connections and interest in Auckland’s art scene. Starting pay is modest, with a huge potential to get involved with other projects and expand and extend involvement with one of the NZ’s leading arts organizations.
Application process: Email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th December 6pm. All candidates will be contacted by 17nd December.
- Strong community focus
- Interest in arts, performance and spoken word scene
- Great communication skills
- Ability to MC an event would be a strong advantage.