Arts Council Wales Stabilisation Fund Creates New Job Opportunity at Span

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Span Arts have been offered the Arts Council Wales ‘Stabilisation fund for organisations’. This funding will help them continue their work and enable them to host a programme up to the end of December 2020.

These funds have enabled the arts charity to create a position for a Distance Arts Programmer. The role will help build the organisation’s resilience and capacity to weather this most difficult time and is in line with their vision to make Art as Social Change in Rural Wales and to capitalise on the power of the arts to make people feel better.

The coronavirus outbreak means that loneliness and anxiety are increasing. They are committed to responding to the crisis by providing the new Arts at a Distance programme that will help reduce isolation, enhance wellbeing and build community networks in Pembrokeshire.

The post will work closely with the Span Arts Director to develop and deliver an inclusive and accessible online programme for the people of Pembrokeshire and reach over 3,000 people with the arts until the end of 2020. The programme will be built on the findings of our recent work and pilot project SPAN Digidol, our recent 2 year creative technology programme. Deadline for the application is 15th July 5pm. To apply click here.

“We are incredibly grateful to have received this emergency support from the Arts Council of Wales. It will help us to survive until the end of the calendar year along with a number of other important support mechanisms which make up our current crisis package of support. We are committed to sustaining a creative programme for the people of Pembrokeshire and look forward to a time when we can welcome people back again to our live events programme” – Kathryn Lambert the Span Arts Director.

The Stabilisation Fund for Organisations is one of three strands of the Arts Council of Wales’s overall Arts Resilience Fund.  This fund has been set up by Arts Council and the Welsh Government and includes funding from the National Lottery and contributions from Tŷ Cerdd, Literature Wales and the Freelands Foundation. Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK during the Coronavirus crisis.

With further news of the Government announcement offering a support package to the Arts last week the Span Arts team continue to work hard and stay positive in hopes that they can sustain the organisation through these difficult times.

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