Carnival Arts Partnership Opportunities


Art Shape is a member of Gloucester’s Carnival Arts Partnership (CAP).

Even though Carnival has been cancelled for 2020, we’ll keep working with the City’s communities this year to lift our spirits in challenging times and to make Carnival 2021 more diverse and thereby better!

Find out more about the CAP:

Click here to read about the CAP 
Click here to find out about current and past projects 
- Engage with us @GloucesterCarnival on Facebook


Current opportunities are: 

  • Express your interest in the CAP Programming Group opportunity


Apply to be part of CAP’s new Programming Group




The CAP is developing a small programming group who will work with the Producer and Event Manager this autumn to design a programme of activities and performances to improve the Carnival day experience. We’ll then fund-raise to make it happen in July 2021!
What is involved and when?

Programmers will be paid a freelance fee of £800 (inc. expenses) to engage in online meetings, mentoring, research and conversations / negotiations with people in their community / networks. This will include:

  • A Programming Group induction on Zoom in early September
  • A CAP Masterclass with carnival experts to inspire our vision for carnival in early September
  • 3 programming meetings in September and October
  • 3 individual mentoring meetings to set, monitor and review learning and programming goals
  • Guided independent research and conversations / negotiations

 Who are we looking for?

 We’d like to work with 5 programmers who don’t necessarily need prior experience working in the arts. They will be:

  •  aged 18+
  • well-connected into one or more of Gloucester’s communities (an area of the City and/or a community of interest, e.g. disabled people)
  •  committed to making Gloucester Carnival a more exciting event with relevance and interest for a diversity of communities

We also need to address gaps in the current CAP team and/or Carnival day programme, so we’re aiming to appoint members of the team who:

  • Bring lived experience of disability and/or
  • Are under the age of 30 and/or
  • Have an interest, contacts and/or knowledge to offer around Caribbean carnival traditions and/or
  • Have an interest, contacts and/or knowledge to offer around South Asian arts

    Access information:

    We’ll mostly work remotely – mainly through telephone conversations, e-mails and/or using the Zoom online meeting platform. Individual access needs or circumstances will be considered if/when we’re able to meet in person.

    Programmers will need a computer or laptop with functioning speakers, microphone and camera and access to Wifi.

    The Art Shape team comprises trained art support workers experienced in working with disabled participants and arts professionals.

    To Express your Interest (Deadline: Monday 7th September 2020): 

    Please send an expression of interest in a Word or PDF document on no more than 2 sides of A4 by e-mail to

    In your expression of interest, please answer the following questions:

    1. What is your vision for Gloucester Carnival (or a part of it)?
    2. What skills, relevant experience and attributes would you bring to this role?
    3. What links do you have in Gloucester’s communities that would help you find people / groups who may want to get involved in the Park programme or broader Carnival?
    4. Do you need to let us know about any access requirements that would better enable you to fulfil this role?

    If you need to apply in an alternative format, or would like to speak to us about this opportunity before applying, please contact / 07917 796 959




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