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Significant Seams recruiting Young Artists in Residence/Development Assistants

Significant Seams are now recruiting THREE Young Artist in Residence/Development Assistants

Significant Seams are now recruiting THREE Young Artist in Residence posts in association with projects in development. Projects focus on supporting young peoples mental health and participation in community projects, exploring the heritage of a Mid-Devon park with its local community, and engaging diverse communities of Devon in arts for health activity.

All of the roles will also support the development of social prescriptible courses.

Significant Seams are actively recruiting for these three posts in conjunction with the national ‘Kickstarter’ Scheme. These are 25 hours per week for six months each. Young people aged 16-24 in receipt of Universal credit are eligible to apply, and must make an application via a referral from their DWP Job Coach.

Significant Seams intend to shape a personalised activity plan for each of three post holders that offers variety and substantive learning, but also develops a mutually desirable range of skills, new business opportunities, and tools for their team.

It is envisioned that: one role will have an emphasis on young people and community projects, including craftivism, another will focus on health, wellbeing, and a local heritage project, and the third will focus on craft supply sales, including working with our lead designer on a wholesale craft kit project. Depending on the candidates experiences, these foci may change – other potential themes include diversity and inclusion, social media, and mental health.

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Significant Seams is an award winning social enterprise that uses textiles and craft to build community and support people in vulnerable life moments. They are specialists in arts for health, especially mental health and wellbeing. They regularly deliver arts courses for Devon NHS Partnership Trust’s recovery college. They measure their impact using the CHIME model which emerges from recovery medicine and nursing and the 5 ways to wellbeing. They evaluate their impact via Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment changes.

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