Vacancy: Curator PS²’s Freelands Artist Programme


Reports to: Creative Director
Responsible for:  PS² Freelands Artist Programme
Contract: 2 year and 3 months (27months), fixed-term, end date Dec 2022
Hours of work: 1 day a week (7.5hrs) for the first 2 months, 2 days (15hrs from Dec 2020), requires flexibility on days worked
Salary:  £11.400 [equivalent of £28.500 pro rata]
Start date: 05 October 2020 with 3 months’ probation
Location: PS², Property House, 11 Rosemary Street, Belfast BT1 1QA

PS² started in 1993 as a self-organised artist- and studio collective in Belfast. In 2004, a small ground floor shop in the studio building was used as a project space for invited artists. The project space quickly became an attractive platform for local and trans-local artists to experiment and create new and site-specific work open to the public. Funded by the Arts Council and other sources, PS² soon established an annual arts programme of around 20-25 projects with mainly emerging artists and cultural producers.

Chosen from proposals, invitations, recommendations, open calls and chance encounters, PS² works on average with 40-70 artists a year, in the project space and with longer-term projects at outside locations in community contexts.

PS²’s artistic vision is grounded by its artist-led ethos and an ongoing curiosity to work with artists whose work is experimental, original, risk-taking and of social relevance see.

PS² is a vital springboard for the development of artists’ careers within the arts ecosystem of Belfast and the region and a feeder to larger organisations. PS² projects assist many artists being rewarded with individual funding, residencies, travel awards and /or employment in the arts sector. With innovative project formats and open calls, we specifically target artists and cultural producers, who might otherwise remain undetected.

Closing Date. 31 July 2020

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