DaDaFest are offering an intermediate level apprenticeship for a non-graduate. The Digital Marketing Apprentice will work closely with the team to develop DaDaFest’s online presence, website and social networks.
This position is ideally suited to someone with a good knowledge of digital communications and social media who demonstrates initiative and is a team player. Due to the nature of the apprenticeship, it is open to non-graduates under the age of 21 only.
Liverpool Community College are the learning provider for this apprenticeship, offering training and support. The expected duration of the position is 12 months and the national minimum wage for apprentices applies.
Deadline for applications: 7 February 2013.
Interviews: Week commencing 18 February 2013.
The full details and job description are available on the National Apprenticeship Website. Registration with the site is required in order to view the vacancy. Alternatively, contact Linda Leonard, Liverpool Community College, Bankfield Centre, Bankfield Road, Liverpool L13 0BQ. Tel No:0151 252 3053.
We are holding a free informal meet up aimed at locally based people who are involved or interested in disability and Deaf arts. Spaces are limited so please book in advance by emailing email@example.com or telephone 0151 707 1733.
Friday 16 November, 5-7pm
DaDaFest Office, the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Please let us know if you have any specific access requirements.
Refreshments will be provided.
This will be an opportunity to talk to the team, meet others involved with disability and deaf arts, exchange ideas, and contribute to the thinking behind DaDaFest 2014.
This year DaDaFest 2012 presented leading disability and deaf artists from across the globe in Liverpool, as well as offered a platform for emerging artists from our region. The sector is constantly evolving and we want to stay in touch by keeping involved with our local roots, especially as we celebrate 30 years in 2014.
We look forward to meeting and sharing ideas with you at the event, or at future DaDaFest meet-up’s in 2013. If you can join us, do let us know soon as numbers for this first happening are limited.
From Ruth Gould & the DaDaFest team.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chair following the hugely successful DaDaFest 2012. Jane Cordell, a leading expert on deafness and disability issues, will be taking up the post in December.
Jane’s substantial and varied international public, private and third sector experience, with 20 years as a disabled person with acquired profound deafness will help ensure increased mainstream recognition for DaDaFest as well as the appreciation for DaDaFest’s quality work. Jane is passionate about the arts and ensuring that they reach the widest possible audience.
Ruth Gould, CEO of DaDaFest said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Jane and excited about what she’ll be bringing to the organisation. It’s an exciting time for DaDaFest as we grow our partnerships both locally with businesses and organisations abroad.”
Jane Cordell said: “I’m really pleased to be joining DaDaFest as the organisations’ values and aims align with my own. We want to enable disabled people to fulfil their potential. The arts are the lifeblood of creativity and deaf and disabled arts bring a perspective on being human which pushes the boundaries of our understanding.”
Acting Chair Ann Wade said: “The board and I are delighted to have Jane join us. Her enthusiasm for the arts and its power to change people’s lives and the world they live in matches our ambitions for DaDaFest.”
We are pleased to share with you the new DaDaFest brand and website. The brand has been updated to reflect DaDaFest’s explosive and exuberant nature. The refreshed and contemporary look and feel will focus our activity on the festival and bring consistency to all the great projects we are working on. We worked with Design Agency Smiling Wolf on the new look, carefully considering accessibility and the requirements of our audience.
This new website by Error Creative Studio not only reflects our new look but also contains lots more information about DaDaFest and the festival this year. With a focus on accessibility, flexibility and good design we hope you will enjoy browsing the website and come back soon. Thank you to those who have contributed towards the design and website through feedback and testing. We welcome your comments, and aim to make the site as easy to use as possible so do contact us if you have any feedback.
We are delighted to announce that DaDaFest is the winner of the Lever Prize 2012.
DaDaFest is the seventh organisation to receive the annual accolade which includes £10,000 cash prize and opens the door to a year long collaboration with the region’s top business leaders. DaDaFest will be taking place in Liverpool from 13th July – 2nd September 2012.
The Lever Prize, launched seven years ago, has successfully revived the philanthropic traditions of the industrial past, embodied by soap magnate and patron of the arts, William Lever, after whom it is named. Each year it is judged by the North West Business Leadership Team, which comprises senior representatives of the 30 largest companies, in partnership with Arts & Business North. The award is not just for arts groups, but buildings, events, festivals, libraries and archives are all eligible.
Ruth Gould, CEO of DaDaFest said “We are delighted the NWBLT have acknowledged the unique work DaDaFest does in representing disability and deaf culture in the North West and internationally. The award and resulting creative collaborations with NWBLT members will allow us to present an even more relevant and enticing Festival later this year.”
Geoffrey Piper, Chief Executive of NWBLT responded “DaDa’s success in landing the 2012 Lever Prize is a truly outstanding achievement, having beaten off an extremely impressive range of the North West’s other well-known arts organisations to win this major accolade. The business leaders look forward to working with the DaDa team and making a real difference to this ground-breaking festival for deaf and disabled arts.”
Previous winners include Liverpool Biennial in 2006, Manchester International Festival in 2007, TATE Liverpool in 2008, The National Football Museum in 2009, FutureEverything in 2010 and The Whitworth in 2011.