Magnetic North Blog
We hope that you are all keeping well and looking forward to better times in 2021.
Magnetic North has just published a summary annual report for the year ended 31 March 2020. You can read it here.
An annual report is always and inevitably out of date, but 2019-2020 now feels like a different world, never mind a different year. So we also wanted to share a brief account of what we’ve been doing since March 2020 when the world changed. Magnetic North is in the fortunate position of being regularly funded by Creative Scotland, and our aim has been to use that position of privilege to keep working to support artists.
During the Covid-19 crisis we have:
Magnetic North is delighted to announce the artists who have been selected to take part in our next Space/Time retreat. This edition of Space/Time is presented in partnership with Dance North Scotland and will take place at Findhorn, Moray.
Space/Time is a paid creative retreat for experienced artists from different disciplines that asks the question “How does an artist keep developing?”. It aims to refresh participants through a stimulating examination of creativity. During the residency, we explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can continue challenging themselves to develop. The residency combines facilitated dialogue - built around a series of self-generated questions - with time for individual reflection and work as well as time to cook and eat together. It is led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath.
Magnetic North wishes to appoint an Artistic Administrator working on a 40% contract (average of 2 days a week, working flexibly according to programme requirements) for an initial 12 month contract. The Artistic Administrator post will particularly focus on the artist development and support element of our work, as well as assisting the Producer and Artistic Director across the whole of the company’s output. The salary is £25,000 per annum pro-rata (£10,000 for a 2 day week) and the job is based at Magnetic North’s office in Edinburgh.
The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 2 September 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered. We will let you know by Friday 6 September 2019 whether or not we will be inviting you to attend an interview. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Friday 13 September 2019. We would like the successful candidate to start work as soon as possible after then.
We are very sad to be waving goodbye to Seona McClintock who has been a fantastic Artistic Administrator for Magnetic North over the last year. We wish her every success in her exciting new role at Eden Court.
To find out more about the job and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack here.
Magnetic North is looking for young musicians in Glasgow and Edinburgh to be part of our new production, Lost in Music, in March 2019. The musicians will learn a new piece of music and will perform it alongside the professional cast as part of the performances. We are looking for people aged 16-25 who love music and can sing, play an instrument or both. You will be required to commit to take part in two performances and six rehearsal sessions. This is a paid opportunity. Please read the information sheet (link below) before applying.
Deadline for applications Friday 7 December 2018.
For more information and how to apply please download the appropriate information sheet by clicking one of the links below:
Magnetic North is seeking new members to join our small but committed Board of Directors.
Based in Edinburgh, Magnetic North produces and tours theatre and runs a programme of artist development and support. Our work integrates artist development with production in a five part programme: 1. Rough Mix, 2. Re-Mix, 3. Make, 4. Space/Time, 5. Support.
We are looking for people who are keen to become active and energetic champions for Magnetic North. We are interested in hearing from people with all relevant experience including that gained in a volunteering or personal capacity. This may be your first role as a trustee, or you may have current or previous board experience. Magnetic North aims for its Board members to reflect the diverse communities of Scotland; we want to hear from a wide range of individuals and are particularly keen to hear from BAME candidates.
Deadline for applications is Monday 18 June 2018.