About the role

Closing date: Wednesday 5 June

Bradford 2025 will be the fourth UK City of Culture with the largest geographically distributed programme for the biggest population. Our engagement programme explores themes rooted in the unique heritage and character of Bradford, but that speak to universal topics. We will develop programmes that reach all localities of the district.

Reporting to the Engagement Programme Producer, the Creative Practitioners will be based at a host organisation with the Community Connector in their area and will foster meaningful relationships with local community groups and organisations across the whole of their area.

The Creative Practitioner will co-produce creative activity and events with local people and organisations, using socially engaged practice to impact positively on skills-building, place-making and wellbeing. The focus will be on process over product and taking an assets-based approach which enhances and celebrates existing creative talent and the local cultural landscape and environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Taking socially engaged creative practice into the heart of communities in one of the 5 constituency areas.
  • Attending and contributing to training sessions and regular meet-up sessions with the area teams.
  • Working in partnership with a Community Connector to identify and respond to the area’s specific needs, demographics and existing cultural activity.
  • Developing and nurturing positive relationships with local people and organisations.
  • Using socially engaged practice to discover creative ideas with local communities, to build meaningful activities and encounters that inspire and celebrate creativity in the area.