Opportunities

Are you an experienced traditional & heritage artist / craftsperson, who loves to share your passion for your craft?

Join Market Place at the St George’s Fayre in March on Sunday 28th April, where we're looking to offer crafts and creative artists with their own market stall for the day to sell their wares & also host either regular demonstrations of your skill throughout the day, or a creative activity that the public can try.

What we're looking for:

We’re enthusiastic about a wide variety of traditional crafts and creative arts - our main ambition is to encourage the public to be curious about them. So we are looking for artists who are;

  • enthusiastic about sharing their skills and activities in outdoor public spaces
     
  • willing to explore new ways of engaging with an audience with limited experience of and access to the arts and crafts
     
  • comfortable and enthusiastic about interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds in a market stall environment

The theme for the Fayre this year is ‘Vikings and Dragons’ though your activity does not have to be strictly aligned to this. We can discuss with you how best your work can contribute successfully on the day - for the public and for you

We’d love it if you can confidently share your passion for traditional and heritage skills with the public on the day and are happy to answer their questions & engage people with your stall.

You may wish to bring someone else along on the day too to help manage the stall while you are demonstrating or delivering the activity

You will need to have your own public liability insurance and a current DBS check. It is the stall holders responsibility to source everything they require for the day including materials for the demonstration/activity, and sundries for the market stall.


What we can offer:

A market stall for the full duration of the day, approximately 9:30am - 4pm (inc. set up/take down) will be provided.  You can use this stall as you wish for the day, including selling your own work, promoting your activity and workshops. 

Market Place will also make a contribution towards your travel costs & the materials required for the demonstration/activity.  We expect that you will be there for the full duration of the fayre day, Sunday 28th April.

The fayre typically attracts an audience in excess of 8,000 people. Your activity should aim to appeal to all age groups. Much of the High Street and Town Square is pedestrianised for the day and is an opportunity to have your arts in a vibrant atmosphere alongside a variety of stalls offering goods & crafts, food etc plus theatre, music and dance.


What’s next?

If interested in being part of the day please write to the Creative Agents team by 12pm Monday 18th March.

Please email:

  • An outline of your traditional skill/craft and an outline of the activity you plan to offer
  • An estimate of the materials you will require
  • Any other requirements needed
  • Links to website or previous work

Please send this to Market Place Creative Agents, colin.stevens@cppmarketplace.co.uk or ali.atkins@cppmarketplace.co.uk


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We're seeking a new Trustees and a Chairperson

Can you help us to achieve our ambitions as a charity committed to inspiring, developing and delivering quality arts events and activities to engage communities across rural Cambridgeshire and beyond?

Operating from our beautiful micro arts centre in Ely, our small team is having a big impact locally and across Fenland and Forest Heath. This is an exciting time to join the organisation as Chairperson, as we embark on a new phase of our development.

For more information about the role of Chairperson for Babylon ARTS download the Recruitment Information.

If you're interested in applying or would like more information, please email claire.somerville@babylonarts.org.uk.

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Volunteer opportunities:

Get involved! If you are interested in helping out at Babylon ARTS we have regular volunteer opportunities including stewarding at Ely Cinema, Live events, Gallery exhibitions, Project and Festival events as well as helping in the office with tasks such as marketing, fundraising, leaflet distribution and box office. We develop and train our volunteers, offering people the chance to ‘shadow’ more experienced volunteers and volunteers get the chance to see our films and live events free of charge. You will need to complete an application and attend an informal interview before being accepted.
 


My story: Pamela Johnson, former Trustee
"As a trustee I've had the chance to share the passion of all the team and been able to increase the organisation's resources in fundraised income and staff capacity over the last two years so that the charity can carry on doing what audiences love. This has built a real sense of achievement for Babylon Arts, which has seen a growth in audiences and donated income as a result. While it has been hard work and involved challenge, meeting new people connected with the charity who are passionate to make a difference, has made this even more worthwhile."



See our Jobs page for more information on current opportunities.

Volunteer Form available here


Work experience placements:

We have very limited opportunities for work experience placements, if you are interested an approach should be made through your school, college or university to office@babylonarts.org.uk. Minimum age 16 years, we have no maximum age.


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