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This month we have a number of exciting opportunities at ATLAS Arts as we begin the hunt for a new Assistant Producer to join our team, and a Lead Artist/Curator to support our  new alternative school project next year.

We're also super excited to launch the new CLIMAVORE Recipe Book - the result of many years of work with people around Skye and Raasay, ATLAS Team members old and new, and the brilliant Cooking Sections. Read below to find out more.
A peek inside the recipe book, photography and design by Finnian Croy  
CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones Recipe Book Launch

Join us this Friday 5th at the CLIMAVORE Oyster Table 
at 3.30-4.30pm, low tide, to celebrate the launch of the CLIMAVORE Recipe Book!

We'll be serving scones and dulse hot chocolate with the apprentices and partners who have supported the CLIMAVORE learning programme over the last few years. You'll get a copy of the publication to take home too.

This event has limited spaces following the current Scottish Government sector guidance for outdoor open space events in tier 1. Get in touch with if you would like to come along. 
Celestial Skye map of Portree, Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich, photo Mark Pinder

We're hiring! Assistant Producer

ATLAS Arts is looking to recruit an Assistant Producer to join the team and assist with the planning, production and delivery of our programme. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the impact that contemporary art can make to the communities of Skye and Lochalsh and will be enthusiastic about creating connections between artists and communities.

Contract type: 4 days / 28 hrs a week, fixed term of 12 months
Salary: £21,000 per annum (pro rata to 4 days)
Location: Portree, Isle of Skye

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a keen interest in art and cultural programming 
  • Has a strong interest in gaelic language and culture
  • Has some knowledge and interest in the Isle of Skye, the Isle of Raasay and/or Lochalsh
  • Is interested in the future of local communities in the Highlands and Islands
  • Is happy to work across Skye and Lochalsh to support the delivery of a visual arts
  • Is open and welcoming, and enjoys conversations about culture
  • Enjoys a challenge, meeting new people and learning as a team
  • Can demonstrate a strong interest in contemporary visual art and culture, and its role in society
  • Has an eagerness to try new things, make mistakes and learn with people
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve
Supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries (WJCB) programme, this role is specifically aimed at people who have experienced social and/or economic barriers to employment in the arts. We welcome applications from people who have been historically underrepresented in the arts and cultural workforce. We encourage applicants to read the application pack thoroughly and check over the eligibility criteria before applying.

Application Deadline: 10am Tuesday 8th of December 2020
Interviews: Wednesday 16th of December 2020

For more information and to download an application pack visit the recruitment page on our website.

Job opportunity: The School of Plural Futures Lead Artist/Curator

Contract type: 2 days / 14 hrs a week, fixed term of 8 months
Salary: £28,000 (pro rata to 2 days a week)*
Location: Portree, Isle of Skye
Start date:  December 2020 or January 2021 

We are looking for a lead artist and/or curator to co-design and coordinate a new climate-focused alternative school programme on the Isle of Skye. Working with ATLAS Arts and a core group of eight participants between January and July 2021, the artist/curator will be responsible for planning and delivering 5 x 3 day sessions on Skye between January and July 2021 (in person where COVID restrictions allow). 
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in process-based arts projects and creative programming - with a keen interest in alternative pedagogy and curriculum building.

The lead artist/curator will create an imaginative framework for the school - and will work with students to build and realise an ecologically focused, decolonial curriculum that learns through histories of Skye, Lochalsh and the Highlands region.

The project is fully funded by a grant of £36983 enabling an ambitious and well resourced curriculum of workshops and events, and a student stipend. This is a salaried post fixed for 8 months, funded by Inspiring Scotland Creative Communities Fund in collaboration with Skye Climate Action.

Application Deadline: 10am 26th November 2020
Interview Date: Monday 7th of December 2020

For more information and to download an application pack visit the Plural Futures Artist/Curator recruitment page on our website.


Application Advice sessions:

If you would like more information about either of these roles and the work that ATLAS does, or have any questions about the application process, the ATLAS team will be offering informal 1-1 advice sessions across Skye and online throughout November. 

In person

Wednesday 11th November 3-7pm: Broadford Village Hall Cafe
Tuesday 17th November 3-7pm: Portree, ATLAS Arts office, Skye Gathering Hall Basement 
Wednesday 2nd December 3-6pm: Staffin Church of Scotland Building

Online (15-20 minutes time slots)
16th November 3-7pm

If you would like to attend a session please contact with your preferred time.

Bere barley grown by Sandaidh McPhee in the north end of Skye
For updates on other ATLAS Arts projects including our ongoing seed stewardship project and notes from recent events, visit our website.
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Take care and keep in touch!
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