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Artspace Facilitators

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Artspace Facilitators
Orb Community Arts
Description of the role:

Artspace@orb is an unpressured place in which our service users can express themselves as artists. Everyone is considered an artist and supported in creating their own work, developing their profile and potentially exhibiting pieces in public. Whilst members are encouraged to use the space to develop their own ideas, we need volunteers who will share the space, act as mentors, offer advice when needed and provide an entertainment that is creatively active, supportive and inspiring. Could you bring your skills to maintaining the Artspace as an active and welcoming environment and support others to express themselves and promote their work? If so then please get in touch.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

There are no formal qualifications required for this role. A passion for the arts is a must, along with a belief in the power of creativity as a channel for positive mental health. Previous experience working in mental health is desirable, as is an arts background. We are particularly interested in volunteers who have facilitated arts based sessions, and have some teaching experience.

Skills and interests in the visual/creative arts desirable. These may include:

Computer art

Practical information:

Volunteers would be based at our main office and studio at the Garage, Elephant and Castle Yard, Knaresborough. The current premise is located on the first floor. There is a lift access and egress if required.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
The Garage
Elephant and Castle Yard
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 20.05.2020
Organisation Information

During the coronavirus outbreak Orb has a new timetable of activities including art, music, creative writing and volunteering and work support. You can find the current 2020 timetable at:

Get in touch if you want to stay creative, connected and do something positive for your mental health and wellbeing - singing, writing, art, ukulele, guitar, piano, mindfulness, 1 to 1 phone or internet support, interactive 1-1 and group sessions and broadcasts to help stay creative, stay well and stay connected with your community, technological support and advice to help connect with Orb activities.

Orb promotes positive mental health and provides better life opportunities to those experiencing poor mental health through engagement in creative activities, learning, performance and volunteering. Whether it be art, music, singing, cooking, gardening, growing food, creative writing, photography, film-making or learning IT basics, Orb helps people overcome isolation, build skills and confidence, improve their well-being and play a valued role in the local community. Everyone has mental health - sometimes it's good and sometimes it's bad - and Orb works to help keep people well in the community as well those experiencing longer term problems. Whether you want to access support or maybe volunteer, it's always worth getting in touch.

Charity number: 1112425

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