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NEW TRUSTEES We would like to recruit a couple of new trustees to join our Board, to support the further development of Taigh Chearsabhagh’s current and future strategic aims.

Làn-Thìde Climate Beacon: re:FRESH! Artist commission

5 x commissions available, March-May 2022. 1 x £2000, 4 x £800 fees + costs.

As part of the Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon partnership, Taigh Chearsabhagh, in collaboration with Ceòlas, and Cothrom/ReStore, are looking to commission artists to collaborate with local communities and businesses to conduct experimentation with waste materials – wood, plastic, wool, glass, and textiles – to develop skills and methodologies and illuminate existing practices and strengthen the ‘make do & mend’ culture (obsolescence avoidance) that has historically been and continues to be prevalent in the islands.

WOODWORKING

We would like to engage 1 woodworking maker/artist to deliver a number of workshops across North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

This project will aim to develop skills in the local community around woodworking, restoration, renovation and upcycling, developing methodologies and prototypes to use waste timber in combination with recyclable furniture to enable future development of sustainable projects where local people can utilise acquired skills working with shared resources in existing and proposed ‘community shed’ resources and facilities across Uist and Barra.

This project will take place during March – May 2022. We anticipate up to 4 workshops being delivered during this period across Uist and Barra.  There is an artist fee of £2,000, with additional funds to cover travel/subsistence costs and materials available.

PLASTICS/WOOL/GLASS/TEXTILE

We wish to also engage 4 (locally-based) artists to each undertake a period of material experimentation in the above materials categories, researching locally available waste or near-obsolete resources, developing suitable methodologies and prototypes to reuse, recycle, and upcycle otherwise waste materials and deliver a series of workshops to disseminate the results across Uist. 

These residencies would also take place during March – May 2022.Each artist will be expected to deliver one workshop. We anticipate awarding four residencies with an artists fee of £800 each. A budget for travel and materials will be available for each residency. 

There will be an opportunity for artists and others involved in the project to contribute to an exhibition of work in progress in April/May 2022 in Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre.

Proposal – How to submit

Interested artists/creative practitioners are now invited to submit proposals for this opportunity.  Proposals should include a project summary (2 page max.) including the following:

  • Project idea 
  • Source materials
  • Methodology – how will the project be delivered?
  • Timeline and milestones for delivery 
  • A written summary (1 page max.) of skills, experience and track record relevant to this project.  Please feel free to also add any links to film or media demonstrating relevant track record.  

Deadline for submissions: 5pm 28th January 2022

Contact details for any questions: [email protected]

Café Staff Required

Part-time hours, including annual leave cover. £9.50 per hour.

We are looking for a reliable individual with a strong work ethic to join our café team. Candidates must be attentive, friendly and positive with customers and have good team-working abilities. Your responsibilities would include waiting on tables, taking payments, washing dishes, cleaning the café area, and assisting with food preparation.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] with a note indicating when you could start.