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Check this page regularly for the latest Opportunities from CCA.

This page features all of CCA Derry~Londonderry's live opportunities such as open calls and job vacancies.

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is launching a new short mentoring scheme (paid) that will offer support and assistance to emerging artists in our region who are navigating the challenges of a career in the arts. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice.

Mentoring aims to provide the opportunity to focus on career progression and to gain advice on a range of professional development. Mentees benefit from the insight and knowledge from experienced artists who will bring different perspectives and prompts to your practice through supportive and constructive sessions.

This Call is seeking mentors and mentees for 4 pairings to take part in 2 Zoom sessions to take place over the next 6 months with mutually suitable dates to be determined by the participants. A brief survey sent before the first session to the mentee will be available to the mentor to plan the first session. All participants will be paid a fee of £250 for their time.

Access:

We welcome and encourage applications from artists from marginalised backgrounds.

Should the mentee and mentor agree to meet in person, CCA Supports x Jerwood can support travel costs and any access requirements such as childcare.

Applicants with access requirements applying for opportunities are warmly invited to email Jane on supports@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application or participating in the programme.

How to apply:

To apply to be either a mentor or mentee please email supports@ccadld.org with a covering letter and links to your website or examples of your work. In your covering letter please briefly let us know:

Mentors:

- introduce your practice
- areas of expertise
- experience of mentoring
- please indicate if you have access needs you would like us to be aware of

Mentees:

- introduce your practice
- why you are applying for a mentor
- what you are hoping to gain from the experience
- any goals you may have
- please indicate if you have access needs you would like us to be aware of

Please email your covering letter and links to examples of your work to Jane: supports@ccadld.org marked MENTOR APPLICATION 2023 or MENTEE APPLICATION 2023 by 15 March 2023 or by post to:

Jane Morrow
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10-12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

Applicants will be contacted by email to hear the outcome by the end of April 2023.

For more information about the programme and for other resources visit the dedicated page: CCA x Jerwood = Supports. This page will be updated regularly. For information direct to your inbox sign up for our newsletter by entering your email address into the box at the bottom of this page, or follow @CCADLD on instagram and twitter.

About CCA Derry~Londonderry

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is a publicly funded space within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry. CCA creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art and for emerging artists to develop successful careers. CCA fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial and critical practices through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition- making, public programmes, publishing and residencies. CCA was a Finalist in Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 for its work during the pandemic. CCA is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Art Fund.
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About Jerwood Arts

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting early-career artists, makers, curators and producers to develop and thrive across the UK. We are committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all our work. We collaborate with organisations across artforms, disciplines and genres to create transformative opportunities and a more sustainable sector, supporting imaginative awards, fellowships, residencies, projects, programmes, bursaries and commissions.
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About Jerwood Developing Artists Fund

The Jerwood Developing Artists Fund is a dedicated fund from Jerwood Arts to support arts organisations to deliver transformative early-career artist development programmes across the UK.


Whilst CCA is changing exhibitions we have space available for artists to use the gallery space to document work on21–24 March 2023.

To book in email info@ccadld.org with your preferred date and time. The next slot will be in June 2023, dates TBC.

CCA Derry~Londonderry are seeking to invite new members to join its Board of Directors.

Board membership requires a commitment to monthly board meetings, participation in sub-committees when necessary and occasional representation on behalf of the gallery, if required. Attendance at gallery events is encouraged. CCA board membership is both challenging and rewarding. Board members contribute their own specialist skills to ensure good governance, strategic development and the financial sustainability of CCA. They also have the opportunity to gain new skills and enjoy the privilege of being part of an exciting, innovative contemporary art gallery in the process.

CCA has a strong international profile and a mission to support emerging artists from our region. In 2021, the gallery was shortlisted for Art Fund's Museum of the Year prize; the largest prize of its kind in the world. Part of our mission is to engage with local and international audiences so they can experience inspirational contemporary art events. CCA operates through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition-making, Public Programmes, publishing, and residencies.

CCA is inviting candidates with an interest in contemporary art practice. The Board is made up of artists, arts professionals and those with expertise in business, law, accountancy, financial management, events management, and fundraising. Board members require good interpersonal and communication skills to assist in the smooth running of the board and to act as advocates for CCA.

CCA are currently seeking new Board members with skills in business, capital development, property law, fundraising, education, accountancy and financial management to complement the existing skills set of the current Board members. CCA is a not-for-profit organisation and the role of Director on the Board is voluntary.

Expressions of interest outlining relevant interests, professional affiliations, other Board memberships and skills should be sent to Jaci Wilde, Chair of the Board, together with a current CV to info@ccadld.org.

CCA has an shop (online and in the gallery) stocking our range of artists’ editions, publications, posters and more. We are planning to expand our selection to include limited runs of guest publications from Northern Ireland and beyond. By featuring new and diverse work in CCA’s shop, we will be able to bring our audiences’ attention to spectacular work using the book format by artists and others.

Before you can send your guest publication to us, please complete this form so that we can review it before we grant permission. We’ll be in contact with you once we have the information gathered by the form.

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Artists with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

CCA is looking for graphic designers and artists working with design and layouts to call upon for various upcoming projects.

If you are a graphic designer or artist and would like to show us your portfolio, please email your CV, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and a one page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements and names and contact details of two referees to info@ccadld.org with the subject heading 'GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ARTIST APPLICATION' or by post to:

Mel Bradley, Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Designers with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

CCA is looking for ad hoc volunteers to get involved with various areas of CCA’s work including exhibition installation and research. Ad hoc volunteers are sometimes a one-off extra pair of hands for an event or a few days or weeks, depending on the needs of the project and the circumstances of the volunteer. Keep an eye on our website for information on how to apply in the coming months, if you are interested in getting involved longer-term.

As a volunteer you will receive instruction and guidance from CCA staff and will be trained to museum standards in whatever the task requires. We are looking for keen individuals with a passion for contemporary art and willingness to get involved; a desire to learn; professionalism; approachability and a positive attitude; a polite and patient demeanour; and good communication skills with a broad range of people from the general public to arts specialists.

If you would like to become an ad hoc volunteer, please send this form, your CV, and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to info@ccadld.org with the subject heading 'CCA AD HOC VOLUNTEER APPLICATION' or by post to:

Mel Bradley, Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Volunteers with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.

We are looking to increase our roster of artists to lead inspirational workshops to explore ideas in creative ways as part of our Public Programmes. We run artist-led workshops for local schools and more, introducing ideas and creative practices to a wide range of constituents.

If you are an artist based in Northern Ireland and would like to join our roster, please email your CV, the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a one page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements, and the names and contact details of two referees to info@ccadld.org with the subject heading 'ARTIST EDUCATOR APPLICATION' or by post to:

Mel Bradley, Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6RG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Artists with access requirements applying to CCA opportunities are warmly invited to email info@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application.