Guernsey Arts Commission seeks Community Arts Commissioner

September 7th, 2011 by The Guernsey Arts Commission

The Guernsey Arts Commission is looking for a Community Arts Commissioner to develop the Community Arts Programme.

The Community Arts Commissioner will provide a vital link between the Community Arts Officer and the Guernsey Arts Commission’s Board of Commissioners, as well as working with the Community Arts Officer to help bring the programme to fruition.

The role is voluntary and requires as much time as the individual can dedicate to it, including attending the Commission’s monthly board meetings.

The Commissioner will work closely with the Fundraising Sub-Committee to assure continue financial support for the programme.

The Community Arts Commissioner, along with the Community Arts Officer, will develop a Community Arts Sub-Committee to take a lead on some of the projects initiated by the Community Arts Officer often in conjunction with outside agencies.

The voluntary role is likely to be very rewarding for anyone with a passion for the arts and for Guernsey’s community.

The Guernsey Arts Commission hopes that its Community Arts Programme can demonstrate what a force for good artistic endeavour, in any form, can be and to take it to the people who, through social or economic circumstances, don’t currently have access to the arts in Guernsey.

The appointment of a Community Arts Commissioner follows on from the successful development of the Guernsey Arts Commission’s work on some of Guernsey’s housing estates.  This programme regularly takes place at Les Genats, St. Martin and the Network Club at L’Aumone with weekly arts sessions for local youngsters.

In addition the GAC’s theatre programme in Guernsey Prison continues with the formation of the Innocents Theatre Group and the first live theatre performance by inmates, which took place recently to much acclaim.

To apply for the role of Community Arts Commissioner please contact Joanna Littlejohns, Head of Arts Development, at joanna @ arts.gg or telephone 709707.  Visit the Guernsey Arts Commission website for further details about the Community Arts programme.

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