Convenor: Gareth Nicholls (Little Earthquake)
Participants: Phil Holyman, Lou Platt, Kate Kavanagh, Jack, Sarah-Jane, Kim, Vimal
G frustrated with not being able to do work around his theatre making which feeds his theatre. Temping as the only option.
P – working in arts environments in ways which DON’T feed creativity
Need to find jobs which take advantage of the skills you have.
How do you identify the transferrable skills you have into terms which other industries understand?
Teaching as default position: what are you teaching? Who are you teaching? What are you teaching them for?
Need to be there as a theatre-maker and not just as a substitute teacher.
How do you explore a given subject through theatre?
How can you still be a theatre-maker in other environments without being stifled by drudgery?
Is it possible to approach other jobs in creative ways?
How do you harness the value of your skills?
How can you be flexible enough to be able to take advantage of opportunities to do creative work when they come up?
- A temping agency for artists: a web hub
? An extension to the Midpoint website
How much voluntary work should we do for ourselves and for each other?
A skills sharing economy is great but doesn’t pay the rent.
Is the value of what you’re contributing to each other EQUAL?
Employer’s appreciation of the skills that you have.
Different levels of different admin support needed at different times.
- How do you collate this? Or advertise this?
Not needing to have to explain everything to admin people all the time if your admin person is already involved in the arts
How do we highlight people who are looking for arts admin careers and how do we match them up with people who need them?
[UPDATE: Lou’s bike had NOT been stolen.]
Trade fair / job fair: to let people know what you do; what you are working on; and the skills you have that they can draw upon (and ideally, pay you for)
More honest than networking
? A speed dating model: Sarah-Jane’s example: a set of teachers and a set of dancers – everyone gets three minutes to say what they’re looking for / what they can do
JobPlot / Creative Alliance / Noel Dunne
Making use of personal connections within the community’s network
Advocacy and recommendation power