WHALE Arts Agency
WHALE Arts Agency

Charity registered in Scotland SC020305

Since being set up by local people in 1992 WHALE Arts has firmly established itself as the cultural anchor organisation for Wester Hailes. As a community-led arts charity and social enterprise, WHALE Arts’ mission is to be the creative heart of a vibrant, thriving community. WHALE acts as a conduit between our community and creative opportunities through the direct delivery of projects, programmes and events and by connecting our community with city and national cultural partners. We are based in the purpose built WHALE Arts Centre – ‘The WHALE’ – a unique community asset that provides a range of high quality creative spaces for our community. ‘The WHALE’ operates as a social enterprise allowing us to generate income that supports our charitable work. Our social enterprises include the WHALE Pod creative business incubator, craft markets, office, training and conference facilities.

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Creative Placemaking Project Lead

  • Full time
  • £24,193
  • Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th January 2019

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, ‘Creative, Connected, Community’ is an exciting 3 year programme that will use Creative Placemaking to deliver a lasting, transformational, community-led change for Wester Hailes.

Pivotal to the success of this approach is an innovative new Creative Placemaking role. The postholder will work with local residents in the different neighbourhoods of Wester Hailes to develop and deliver a programme of regular creative activities, one-off events, and participatory public art installations that respond to local assets and aspirations.

This is a 36 month project which started in September 2017. The post holder will be taking over from someone who has been in post since the start of the project. Handover time with the current post holder will be built into the induction for the new post holder.

To find out more about this post, please see our website.

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