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Youth Arts Consultants – Recruiting

Birds of Paradise is seeking young disabled people to join its team of Youth Arts Consultants (YACs).  Overview Responsible to: Engagement Manager Fee: £30.00 per hour (this is a freelance role, you will be resonsible for paying your own tax) Deadline: Monday 1st August, 8am We are keen to hear from applicants who traditionally have experienced […]

Part-time Fundraiser

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is seeking an excellent, experienced and dedicated fundraiser to join the company for a fixed-term contract. Responsible to: Artistic Director and Executive Director Hours: Part time 2 days per week equivalent (18 months) Salary: £30k pro rata Deadline: 8am, Monday 25th July Main Purpose of the Job BOP is entering its 30th […]

Don’t. Make. Tea. Associate Artist call out

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is seeking an experienced artist with a socially-engaged practice to join the company during our benefits focused production Don’t. Make. Tea.  The aim of the attachment is to create a space for further artistic interrogation and response to the themes within the work that engages with the company and the […]

We are seeking new board members

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company are recruiting to their Board of Directors. Our approach to governance is two-fold: a) to act as a good critical friend to the executive staff of the organisationb) fulfil the basic fiduciary responsibilities of being accountable for the company.  The Executive are keen to regularly test their strategic & operational […]

Don’t. Make. Tea.

Job call out – technical and actors BOP are in the process of making a brand new production. It’s called “Don’t. Make. Tea.” and it’s being written by Rob Drummond, and will be directed by Robert Softley Gale. A part of the development of Don’t. Make. Tea we are hosting a debate event and a […]

Mary Dick Award: Fringe 2022

We are very excited to be working with Summerhall, to provide this opportunity for a disabled artist, or art collective, to present their work at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022. APPLICATIONS FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY HAVE NOW CLOSED Introduction The Mary Dick Award aims to help UK based d/Deaf or disabled artists making new performance work to […]

Placement Blog: Anne Kjær Joergensen

This year, BOP has been working with Anne Kjær Joergensen, a student at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – who is on a placement with us as part of her degree.This blog post was first published on the RCS website as part of Anna’s course at RCS. My placement with Bird of Paradise Theatre Company came […]

Disabled Playwright Support Programme

After a successful collaboration in 2020/21, we are delighted to be working again with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, offering a disabled playwright support in the creation of their ideas. A career in the arts is not straightforward for anyone: we recognise, though, that disabled artists face an increased number of barriers, from starting out to working […]

Innovation for Culture

Giving consultation about Disability Equality A live policy co-design project, with an aim of shaping new cultural policy for the Mexican state of Jalisco, through an innovative, participatory citizen-led approach. Innovation for Culture (Innovación para la Cultura) was collaboratively run by British Council Mexico and Cultura Jalisco, and supported by STBY, Aura Cultura, Birds of […]

Holding Space

We are delighted to be working with Imaginate to offer a disabled artist professional mentoring. Holding Space is a mentoring programme for artists and freelancers working in the young audiences sector in Scotland.  Imaginate are now looking for mentees who would like to have paid sessions with an artistic mentor to explore a specific area […]

Mourning the Present, Demanding a Better Future

Reflections on Freelance Task Force and Disabled Community in Scotland Written by Sandra Alland Collage of performances and film stills from ‘A Wake’, September 17, 2020. Left-Right, Top Row: Emilia Beatriz, Lisa Li, Jeda Pearl. Left-Right, Middle Row: Brooklyn Melvin, Raman Mundair, San Alland, K. Yvonne Strain, Etzali Hernández. Left-Right, Bottom Row: Bea Webster, Lake […]

Seven Inclusive Principles

Working Safely through Covid-19: Seven Inclusive Principles for Arts & Cultural Organisations The suite of guidance documents produced by the UK and Devolved Governments to support the reopening of the cultural industries largely focus on headline safety issues. Many Sector Support Organisations have also developed additional guidance but access has often been overlooked. The below […]