Nithraid Associate Artist Opportunity

***Nithraid Associate Artist Opportunity***

As part of the annual riverside festival and procession Nithraid, Blueprint100, an artists group for under thirties are building a community arts project that will combine visual art and the idea of using reclaimed materials to tie in with the nautical theme of the festival. Nithraid will take place on the 9th of September 2017, with construction days taking place on 14th-20th of August.

The annual Nithraid took place in Dumfries on Saturday 3rd of September and despite the rain hundreds of people turned out to watch they parade of the " Salty Coo" through the town and the sail race finishing on the Greensands. Pix Kirstin McEwan

Through this project we are seeking an individual that would be able to offer guidance and support in construction and provide creative input in designing a staging area made from reclaimed boat timber for musical acts to perform on during the festival.
We are seeking someone that has knowledge of construction and design and would be willing to work with the lead artist and the wider Blueprint100 membership to bring the project to life.
We are looking for an individual to work on this project who will take into account the needs and theme of the festival alongside the ethos of Blueprint100, who can incorporate furher ideas of sustainability and nautical history into their work.
As we are a community project, we would like to keep this project open for our members to participate. It is important that the associate artist is someone that is comfortable working with a small group of volunteers.

Applicants need to be available: From the 14th to the 20th of August, the 9th of September and for several design and planning meetings in the lead up to Nithraid.

The deadline for applications *EXTENDED* 14th July 2017
Artist fee of £500 available, (material costs covered within an additional production budget.)
Please send a copy of your C.V along with 3 examples of previous work and a covering letter stating your interest in this position to with the subject heading “Nithraid Commission”