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Anjali Dance Company seeks a Producer

Anjali Dance Company is seeking to appoint a Freelance Producer for a Residency Partnership Project in 2016-17, which will create and tour new dance work. The company is commissioning new work from Lea Anderson and Gary Clarke, and will work with three or more venues to deliver a bespoke residency project for each venue including workshops for dance practitioners, people with learning disabilities and care sector staff, audience development training for the venue, and performances.

Background:

Anjali is a professional-standard company of dancers with learning disabilities, based at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

The company creates and tours original dance performances in the UK and abroad and has been in existence for 20 years. Anjali’s dancers have performed at venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and the Royal Opera in London, and abroad in Lisbon, Madrid and Berlin.The company’s performances have been highly praised by dance writers in the national press for their skill, eloquence and originality.

The Post:

Anjali Dance Company is seeking to appoint a Freelance Producer for a Residency Partnership Project in 2016-17 which will create and tour new dance work. The company is commissioning new work from Lea Anderson and Gary Clarke, and will work with three or more venues to deliver a bespoke residency project for each venue including workshops for dance practitioners, people with learning disabilities and care sector staff, audience development training for the venue, and performances.

The aim is to disseminate best practice around developing professional level dance opportunities for people with learning disabilities, helping to create a sustainable legacy of dance training provision across the country. There will also be significant scope in this role for input into the strategic development of the company.

Role:

The Producer will work with the Artistic Director to:

 

  • Broker new relationships and develop partnerships with venues to host the residency project. 
  • Write a Grants for the Arts funding application.
  • Liaise with fund-raising company Spectrum to research and apply to funding sources for the project.
  • Organise and deliver the residency project, including finalising all arrangements and contracts with venues.
  • Recruit an external evaluator and liaise with them to carry out an impact report. 
  • Develop opportunities to follow on from the project. 
  • Develop other activities in the company’s business plan, such as international touring, training and engagement, festivals and other work. 

 

Time:

Hours are negotiable. Initial estimate is two days per week, but may vary. We can work round other commitments candidate may have.

Location:

The Producer will work from home, and/or in the company office in Banbury. There will be regular contact by phone, email and in person with Nicole Thomson (Artistic Director) at Anjali’s Banbury office.

Fee:

This position will be paid at £180 per day (based on an 8 hour day). Some funding for the post is already in place. Grant applications (made by the producer and/or fund-raising company Spectrum) will need to secure further funding towards the role. The fee is inclusive of overhead costs. Specific travel costs related to the project will be paid (not travel for regular meetings).

Requirements:

· Minimum three years experience producing/managing performance work, ideally in dance · Good fundraising experience with ability to write grant applications, especially for Arts Council England, including managing and monitoring relationships with funders. · Excellent financial management skills, including ability to devise budgets for funding applications and manage cash flow and payments. · Experience of booking and managing tours, including negotiating contracts with venues and other partners. · Experience of community engagement in the arts. Knowledge of working in disability settings, especially learning disability, would be an advantage.

If you are interested in discussing this role further, please send a brief response outlining your interest and experience, and your approach to delivering the project, together with a CV, to Nicole Thomson, Artistic Director, on director@anjali.co.uk by 22 November.

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