Please note that the deadline was 15 October 2023 and has now passed
Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Collective, DCA and LUX Scotland wish to recruit a Freelance Evaluator to work closely with our Project Manager. In this role you will be key in designing an approach to monitoring, evaluation and reporting on a collaborative project that works towards creating systemic change in the Scottish arts sector for disabled visual artists and arts professionals.
This three year project consists of three main strands: commissioning, in a supportive and anti-ableist way, three ambitious commissions; research, to disseminate the findings of the project and to help influence lasting change in the sector; and organisational development, to ensure changes are made in our organisations, at all levels, to break down the barriers disabled people face when visiting, participating in and/or working with our organisations.
Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended to midnight (GMT) on Sunday 15 October 2023
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The post-holder will be managed by LUX Scotland and the successful candidate will be required to work with the three partner organisations (DCA, Collective and LUX Scotland) to implement the evaluation plan, coordinate events and activities for artists and creative practitioners and communicate progress along the way.
The aim of this project is to create opportunities for meaningful organisational development to ensure our institutions and programmes better represent the diversity of the Scottish population. This project provides space to test and develop new ways of working, led by disabled artists and art professionals, and as the project progresses we expect to uncover further questions which will shape our approach and our activities.
The purpose of the evaluation is to:
To evaluate how well the three project stands are delivered and meet the overall aims and ambitions of the project
To assess the quality of the resources produced and the extent to which disabled artists and arts professionals’ voices have shaped the way we work with collaborators within each year of the project
To write a report and facilitate a public event of your findings
To consider areas which went well and other areas that could be improved
To make recommendations which may inform future projects and national advocacy
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We believe that strategies and policies that affect the lives of disabled people should be informed by their experience and we recognise the expertise within this community. The active participation of disabled artists and arts professionals in the planning and implementation of these is essential for the project. Therefore, under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, applications for this role will be accepted from disabled applicants only.
Anyone with lived, professional and/or caring experience of disability including neuro-divergence can apply. We follow the social model of disability, which says that people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or difference, and the definition of disabled used in this context are people who identify as ‘Disabled, D/deaf, chronically ill, neurodiverse, with mental ill health, mad, crip, sick, spoonie or otherwise’, regardless of whether you have received a medical diagnosis.
People from the global majority, who are LGBTQIA+, disabled and/or from working class or low socio-economic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, West Asian, Arab, Latine, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.
LUX Scotland is a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting artists’ moving image practices in Scotland. Working at the intersection of the contemporary visual arts and film sectors, our core activities include public exhibition and touring projects, learning and professional development for artists and arts professionals, distribution, commissioning and production support, research and sector advocacy. We work with a growing network of national and international partners, including museums, contemporary art organisations, film festivals and educational institutions, to deliver our programme.
To apply please send:
A Cover Letter (one side A4), explaining your interest, skills and experiences you would bring to the role
An Equal Opportunities Form
Deadline for applications is Midnight (GMT) on Sunday 15 October 2023.
We are unable to consider applications that arrive after this point.
Interviews will last 45 minutes and take place online over Zoom on 1 November 2023.
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Video or voice recordings are welcome in place of a written application.
Please send the following:
Up to 4 minutes of video/voice recording explaining why you are interested in the position and the skills and experience you could bring to the role. Please send this as an attachment or link.
A completed equal opportunities form. This will be kept separately from the application and remain anonymous.