Cultural Co-Producer

YVAN has developed a programme of support with and for artists, ‘Beyond The Obvious’, comprising:

  • Micro-grants including peer crits
  • Sector snap-shots artist-led commissions & publications
  • Nourish outreach & consultation events at regional & sub-regional levels.

With a network of research-collaborators, YVAN is restructuring to facilitate programmes ‘co-produced’ with the artist-led sector that facilitate new knowledge & narrative.


To bring research to life, make it real for practicing artists and to generate opportunities for live action research to feed-back into research-framework. This will also enable the region’s artistic networks to have meaningful dialogue with future clients and decision & policy makers and explore how practice can be embedded in research.

Aims and outcomes of role*

  • Undertake on-going research to identify and log diversity of artists networks across region
  • Develop a working policy on Artists Co-production & Engagement with definitions and working practices
  • Set up YVAN programmes and ensure successful delivery
  • Co-produce projects with artists & artist-led regional networks to enhance and enable their work to embody and enrich sector specific research
  • Co-produce creative approaches & methods for collecting data to evidence impacts
  • Develop and deliver audience development strategy
  • Prepare reports and supply useful and relevant data and opportunities from the regions networks for our communications
  • Write/ co-write funding bids as appropriate
  • Act as co-ordinating liaison for YVAN within the wider CVAN region.


  • Previous experience of working collaboratively within arts or in other sectors, and successful fundraising leading to project delivery within creative and cultural sector.
  • Good communication skills, well connected, ability to build relationships quickly & efficiently, project management skills to enable delivery when funding is secured.

*Full aims & requirements are on Job Description, downloadable from:

For an informal conversation, please contact Sue Ball, executive director, through

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Sue Ball

Contact Email


Start Date

17th July 2020

Closing Date

10th August 2020