Call Out For Digital Artist - Millstream Theatre, Dorset


Millstream Theatre ZOOM Project 2020

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Millstream Theatre has been awarded a Micro Bursary from Activate Performing Arts and wish to use this bursary to upskill staff and performers in their use of digital arts.

This will help Millstream develop our theatre work online, in order to create an accessible show of a high artistic standard.

We are therefore seeking a Digital Artist/Teacher to offer training in the use of ZOOM and/or other digital art forms to complement our live theatre work.


We seek a Film/IT Tutor to run CPD Training for staff

FEE: £400 (planning and delivery of 3 x 90minute sessions)


About Millstream Theatre

Millstream are a well-established theatre group of adult learning-disabled performers, based in Wimborne, Dorset at the Priest’s House Museum and Garden.

Members attend fortnightly, on Saturday mornings; they are drawn from all over Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. Many have extensive experience as performers.  Over five years, we have devised and performed several innovative site-specific shows, leading audiences around various rooms in the museum galleries and gardens. Some of these have included short films.

To see some of our work, please visit the Persuasion Arts website or watch our promo at

Since Lockdown, we have been meeting for workshops and rehearsals online through ZOOM. We are working on adapting a traditional Travellers’ folk tale. Though it’s good to meet together on ZOOM, it’s also a challenge. We want to make a really good show, and wonder if we can use ZOOM to create a new type of performance. Alternatively, we’d like to explore other digital arts forms.


Millstream Theatre Staff

We have two professional theatre workers, Tony Horitz and Tam Gilbert, who is a disabled Artist and two support workers. None of the staff are experts in the use of digital arts, such as ZOOM, but are keen to learn.


Artist Brief

We are looking for a technically skilled and creative digital arts practitioner to teach our staff and members - possibly at a separate session - about the use of ZOOM (and/or other digital arts) as an accessible, creative tool, with reference to the script we’re working on (available on request).

The brief would include:

  1. Inspiring staff to enjoy and feel confident about using new creative media;
  2. demonstrating its possibilities in an accessible and empowering way;
  3. teaching new effective creative techniques for filming and editing; and
  4. making sure staff understand the concepts behind the techniques and are equipped to put ideas into practice afterwards.
  5. We anticipate 3 x 90 minute sessions spread out over a few weeks (between the months of August and October, depending on Digital Artist’s availability).

You will need to have:


  • Proven expertise as a digital artist/ film-maker;
  • Some teaching experience (not necessarily in academic circles);
  • Extensive knowledge of ZOOM and its creative possibilities;
  • Patience and a sense of humour


  • experience of working with a wide range of people, who have limited experience in this area;
  • understanding of community arts;
  • experience of working with disabled people and an understanding of the Social Model of Disability


How to Apply for the Post

Please send us an email with a letter attached (on no more than one A4 sheet of paper), explaining:

  • why you’re interested in this post;
  • why you think you are the right person for it;
  • your relevant experience;
  • how you would fulfil the brief; and
  • what you’d bring to it; 
  • include a link/attachment to your CV, illustrating your practice with ZOOM and/or other digital fields.



Tony Horitz -



Monday 20th July 2020, 5pm.

ZOOM interviews will take place during the week commencing 27th July 2020.



As this is an online project, the Digital Artist does not necessarily have to based in Dorset.

Millstream is also fund-raising for a digital film-maker to complete the project later in the year/ early 2021, Covid-permitting. If we are successful, we may invite you to undertake this work, assuming we are pleased with your initial inputs for the Activate Micro Bursary.


Closing date: 
Monday 20th July 2020
£400 fee
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