Join the DIY Freelance Team

All of DIY’s work is based on a model of co-creation; we are a dedicated team of freelance professionals working with groups of highly motivated and highly creative young people and adults with learning disabilities.


Emerging Artists Training Opportunity - with photo of a training session

DIY are looking for new Supporters as we expand DIY’s work with Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities. As part of this we are offering a package of Training and Development opportunities for Emerging Artists who are interested in learning more about DIY’s models of shared leadership and inclusive practice. We are particularly interested in hearing from D/deaf disabled artists and artists from a Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic background or People Of Colour.

Free Training day for Emerging Artists interested in developing their inclusive practice – Friday 12th February.

DIY Theatre Company is one of the UK’s leading learning disability theatre companies. The company has been established for over 25 years, performing and delivering workshops in theatres, schools and conferences across the North West and beyond.  We are a member-led organisation, and company members; adults with learning disabilities are integral to every level of our organisation including the board, leading outreach projects and creating new theatre and performances.

DIY is a unique organisation and it is important to us that everyone who works with us understands our practice. We have designed this training offer as an opportunity for you to find out more about us and the ways we work and for us to find out more about you and how you work.

“The insight into shared leading has been valuable. It was brilliant to see a clear example of how working in this way could be achieved.”
Feedback from DIY Training day.

Our Training & Development Offer includes:

  • A free day’s training with DIY company members on Friday 12th February, 10.30am start, via Zoom.
  • Bespoke mentoring and one to one training with DIY Practitioners and our Access Coordinator.
  • The opportunity to be added to DIY’s pool of Associate Artists and Supporters.
I would recommend this training to anyone looking to work in this field. It is quite the experience”
Feedback from DIY Training day.

Upcoming Roles & Opportunities:

In the short term we are seeking to employ additional Supporters to work on our Education and Outreach Programmes. In the medium term we want to broaden our pool of Associate Artists as we extend and deepen our creative offer to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.

DIY Supporters work alongside an experienced artist and offer support to performers during the session. They are often emerging artists, with an interest in developing inclusive practice, or may be people who have worked in the care sector.

DIY artists are arts practitioners with substantial experience of working with children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. Associate Artists bring a range of skills to the organisation including drama, film, music and visual arts.

To Apply:

Please send us an Expression of Interest to diytheatre@gmail.com.  This should be no longer than one side of A4 telling us:

  • A little bit about yourself, including you creative interests / experience
  • Why you are interested in developing your skills in accessible and inclusive practice.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Friday 5th February 2021.

We will contact you on or by Tuesday 9th of Feb if your application is successful and you will be sent a link via email to enable you to join the Training Day on Zoom.

If you have any questions about the role or would like more detailed information regarding this opportunity, please contact us by e-mail: diytheatre@gmail.com

 


DIY Artists and Supporters

The work of DIY is made possible by our pool of artists and supporters.

DIY runs regular workers meetings and provides Continuing Professional Development for all our associate artists and supporters.

If you are interested in joining DIY please send us an Expression of Interest to diytheatre@gmail.com

This should be no longer than one side of A4 telling us:

  • a little bit about yourself, including your creative interests / experience
  • why you are interested in working with DIY, particularly your interest in developing your skills in accessible and inclusive practice.