CELEBRATING QUEER CULTURE

Volunteer Call Out

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Volunteer Call Out

Andro and Eve is about bringing our community together, and one of the ways we do that is by working with a fab team of volunteers who give their time to help make our events happen. 

As we prepare for some activities in the coming year we’re looking to expand our volunteer team who support our events and workshops in a variety of ways. We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got some time and energy to help out.

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Our volunteers serving up cake – no event is without it!

Our volunteers assist with the following tasks at our events and workshops:-

– Interacting with our community, providing a warm welcome, giving directions, responding to access requests and assisting with crowd control.
– Decorating venues pre event; think hanging bunting, fairy lights, all the sparkle!
– Handling cash / using card machine for sales of raffle tickets / merch and cake.
– Keeping venues clean and trip hazard free! Clearing up after the event and packing away. 
– Helping safeguard our community, working with our Safer Spaces and Safeguarding policies. 
– Helping collect data from audience members and participants to support Andro and Eve’s evaluation processes.  

And for online events:-

– Admitting people onto zoom calls
– Monitoring the chat and providing support to participants
– Helping keep the online space safe, working with our Safer Spaces and Safeguarding policies. 

We’re also keen to hear from people who would be up for distributing our posters and flyers, this is an important part of helping us reach new people.

If you are interested in supporting a small queer arts organisation and meeting new people then becoming part of Andro and Eve’s volunteer crew might be for you.

Typically, we ask volunteers wanting to help with events to work with us on evenings and weekends, and for shifts of 3 – 6 hours. In return for your support, we provide:-

– Free food at in person events
– Local travel expenses covered
– Free training and support in advance of events
– Team socials 

As one previous volunteer said – 

‘Getting involved with Andro and Eve has been a great decision. There’s something really powerful about coming together and putting on these fabulous events to celebrate aspects of our queer culture. The team are so friendly, and it’s been a pleasure to meet so many new friends from those involved’.

If the above sounds good to you, you’re up for interacting with audiences, artists and participants, and you have some availability, then send us a message to hello@androandeve.com and tell us;

  1. Why you’d like to volunteer
  2. Where you are based
  3. If you’ve helped out at events before (any kind, and its okay if you haven’t)
  4. Any relevant skills related to the above duties that might be good for us to know about
  5. Any specific support you might need to access this opportunity. 

We’ll then liaise with you about the best ways to get you involved.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Drag King Open Call

drag king open call

We’re excited to announce an opportunity for drag kings and things to perform at The Kingdom Come #7 on the 29 June!

This open call is aimed at those who have less than 18 months experience performing as their drag character.

You’ll be expected to perform one act no longer than 6 minutes long, at our drag king cabaret, The Kingdom Come, Pride is a Protest Edition on Thur 29 June at Crookes Social Club. We’ll need you at the venue for tech by 4pm on the day of the event. 

In return we’ll pay you a fee of £75 and send you a set of photos of your performance, taken by a professional photographer, and you get to feel the love of our supportive community. 

Who can apply?

> Drag kings or gender expansive drag acts 
> With 18 months or less experience performing as their drag act
> Who are based in Yorkshire or the North of England
> Who are able to commit to the date and times above

We will not consider applications from acts based in locations other than Yorkshire or the North of England, Northern talent to the front please! (We consider Northern talent to be inclusive of the East and West Midlands).

This is a great opportunity to have your act seen by a large and enthusiastic audience. Your act should be suitable for performing on a raised stage to a seated audience of 300 people. We are sorry that there is currently no step free access to the stage.

To apply, please complete the short Google Form and attach a video file or share a link to a short video of your drag act. 

Deadline for submission – Midday 6 June

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Are you ready to perform on our stage like Mark Anthony?

We will be in touch with the chosen act by Friday 9 June. We are unable to give feedback to unsuccessful submissions, but we may keep your details on file for future bookings.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about this opportunity please drop us a line to hello@androandeve.com. Please note, we are a team that works part time so the best way to reach us is by email and there may be a delay in us responding. 

FAQ’s

I am not a drag king, can I apply?
Sorry no, The Kingdom Come is strictly for drag kings and drag acts existing beyond the binary. We programme other types of performance and drag queens at our other events.

I’ve never performed as my drag king before, can I apply?
Given the scale of this event and audience size, we are looking for acts who have some performance experience but are looking to take their act onto a different size stage and appear on a bigger platform. Therefore we do expect you will have some experience of performing as your drag king or thing.

I am based in an unspecified location, but there is a lack of opportunities for local drag acts, can I apply?
We are fiercely proud of being based in South Yorkshire and celebrating queer culture. We want to support more acts from the North of England. Acts based in Yorkshire will be prioritised over other areas in the North, where opportunities may be available through our friends who also make up the Queer Arts North Network.

What other opportunities will there be for newer or non king acts to appear on one of your stages?
Our open mic slots at A Reyt Queer Do are more suited to those brand new to performing and are also a place where we programme a diverse range of performance styles. Sign up to our newsletter below to be first to hear of further opportunities this Autumn.

Administration Assistant – Part Time

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We’re excited to share that we’re looking to recruit a part time Administration Assistant on a fixed term basis to support the day to day operations of the organisation. 

The Administration Assistant will support all areas of our work, with a focus on operational support of our Gender Awareness Training and financial administration.

If you have experience of providing administrative support, are confident working with numbers and have a good attention to detail, then this role could be for you. 

Contract: 12 month Fixed Term. Part Time. 
Hours: 7.5 hours per week. Flexible
Salary: £23,000 pro rata
Dates: Mid April 2023 – to be negotiated.
Location: Sheffield and remote working 

If you’re interested in applying, download the recruitment pack. Inside you’ll find further information about Andro and Eve, the role and how to apply, along with contact details should you have any questions about the role. 

As well as supporting a wide range of artists, our team have lived experiences that enable them to support inclusive practices. We particularly encourage applications from those currently under-represented within the UK arts sector, including those of Black, Asian or global majority ethnicities, those who have faced socio – economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+ and those who are disabled or neurodiverse.

We welcome applications from a variety of educational backgrounds and work experiences. You do not need degree level education for this role. 

Application Deadline: 9am Monday 20th March.

Interview date: Tuesday 4 April

Start Date: 18 April (though this is flexible)

When applying for the role we also ask you to complete our online Equal Opportunities form. A link for this is also in the recruitment pack.

We look forward to hearing from you.

FAQ’s

To help those of you who might have read the application pack, here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

Can the role be worked only remotely?
While we do offer flexible working, as an organisation proudly based in South Yorkshire, we do try to hold some meetings in person at our base in Sheffield. Therefore the ability to attend these, and travel to Sheffield is part of the ask we make of employees.

How flexible are you with working days?
As this is is a part time role we understand you will have other committments. We just ask that you be able to allocate some of your working hours to Tuesdays OR Fridays to enable you to work with current colleagues’ working hours.

I only have one reference, is this an issue?
We ask for references in order that we can check that the experience you have outlined in your application has been gained in a previous role. As stated in the recruitment pack, this does not need to be a paid role, or even an employment. They could be anyone who knows you in a professional or volunteer capacity. But they should be able to speak to things like your punctuality, reliability and know something about the skills you have related to this role.

It is important that we seek two references so we get a well rounded view of your past experience. We will not contact anyone without your consent.

Open Call – Digital Film Commission

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We’re very excited to launch an open call to find an artist to create a digital film on the theme of ‘Delight’. 

Queerness is something that an individual experiences in their own way. What delights you as a LGBTQ+ person? What delightful experiences would you want to convey to other LGBTQ+ people? What sensory delights have meaning for you? 

Many LGBTQ+ people have suffered from disconnection through the pandemic. Finding and feeling delight can be healing. Many of us are still unable to be physically together, and this commission is intended to bring delight to LGBTQ+ people who are still isolated as well as the wider community.  

We imagine that this short film will primarily be shared via technologies like mobiles and tablets, but we also intend on it being displayed in a physical location or locations later in 2022. We want to ensure the film is accessible, and can support you to make sure it is accessible to deaf people and people with sensory processing issues.

We use the term ‘artist’ to encompass people working in illustration, animation, moving image, and a myriad of other mediums. As long as you can produce something to be experienced digitally then this opportunity is for you. 

This commission is aimed at emerging or mid – career artists identifying as LGBTQIA and is open to artists based in the Midlands or North of England only. 

Commission: 5 days at £250 – £1250.00

Materials or equipment costs covered up to £100 

Timeframe: Final film to be completed by 20 September. 

To apply for this opportunity please send us an email to hello@androandeve.com

Please include

  1. Your name and pronouns
  2. Where you are based. 
  3. Your social media and / or link to website
  4. Links to 2-3 previous examples of your work. 
  5. 100 – 200 words about what ideas you’d like to develop for this commission; responding to the theme of ‘delight’
  6. A brief artist biography

If you have any questions about this opportunity please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. FAQ’s will be posted here as they emerge.

As well as supporting a wide range of artists, our team have lived experiences that enable them to support inclusive practices. We particularly encourage submissions from those currently under-represented within the UK arts sector, including those of Black, Asian or other Global Majority ethnicities, those who have faced socio – economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+ and those who are disabled or neurodiverse.

Deadline for submissions 9am Friday 22 July.

FAQ’s

How long should the final film be?

We do not expect the film to be any longer than 7 minutes, and anything between 3 – 7 minutes is what we’re expecting. We’re happy to discuss this further with the artist we commission.

I am based outside of the North of England or the Midlands, can I apply?

Sadly not. This opportunity is only open to creative people and artists based in these regions, in order that we fulfil our mission to celebrate and represent LGBTQ+ people in the region in which we are based.

Open mic slots available!

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We’re reyt chuffed to be providing some open mic slots for emerging acts at A Reyt Queer Do 6 on Sunday 12 June. This queer cabaret event, is our belated 5th birthday celebration, and is at Sidney and Matilda in Sheffield city centre. 

This event, hosted by scene legend, Sadie Sinner is about platforming emerging queer performance talent. Whether you’re a new act, or you have new work you want to test out in front of a friendly live audience, we’d love to hear from you.

Drag, comedy, clowning, queerlesque, song, anything goes, as long as it will entertain. In return for you performing one 3 – 5 minute act we’ll provide refreshments and up to £50 to reimburse any expenses. You’ll also receive a few photos of you performing shot by a professional photographer. We just need you to be available from 3.30pm on the day of the event.

To apply for one of our open mic slots, please send us

  • The name of your act
  • Where you are based
  • How much experience you have (no experience is fine, but its good to know)
  • Your act’s tagline ( if you have one)
  • Your act’s bio – this is more relevant for drag, but it should give us an idea of your stage persona, and what’s important to them.
  • A 2 – 5 minute video showing us an extract of your act or performance. If there is already a video online of you performing this act somewhere, you can send us the link.

We understand the pandemic means you might not have had any performance opportunities before, so if the video is you sharing your talents at home, thats fine! We’re just looking for people who will entertain our crowd. More information on the access provisions in the venue can be found here.

Send the above info to hello@androandeve.com

Deadline to apply: 10am Wednesday 1st June. Priority for slots will go to those based in Yorkshire. We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions please drop us a line.

Maz Hedgehog performs at A Reyt Queer Do 5, 2019

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