Career outlook for community arts worker
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would guide people as they organise and take part in creative activities which inspire and motivate them as a group and make a positive difference in their community.
You’d support arts activities such as:
- Art and mural painting
- Creative writing
- Film and video production
You’d encourage community groups and their members to identify local needs and concerns. Then you’d help them develop their ideas for artworks and events.
Other aspects of the job would be to advise on practical issues and help the projects get funding, stay on schedule and publicise the events and activities.
- Support existing groups and develop new groups and activities
- Create artworks for, or with, the community
- Lead meetings and training activities
- Advise on grants, sponsorship and other sources of funding
- Write funding bids and proposals, manage budgets and do general administration
- Encourage support from possible sponsors
- Coordinate input from arts workers and community members
- Publicise activities through the media, leaflets and posters
- Manage projects and assess their success
A big part of the job is motivating people to get involved in a project and build up their confidence as they participate.
You would often work with other organisations such as health, youth and education services.
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- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Developing a plan
- Time management
- Motivating others
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