Elevate: Business Consultant Recruitment for K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Stupid)


Recruitment of Business Consultant(s) for K.I.S.S.

Earlier this year, Portraits of Recovery secured two years organisation development funding from Arts Council England’s Elevate scheme. PORe is now seeking to appoint an external Arts Business Development Consultant/s for K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid).

Working directly with PORe director Mark Prest, the successful applicant(s) will develop a 5-year business plan to include at least one funding application. It is essential that they have extensive experience of the visual arts and/or specialism in social practice and knowledge of arts for health, working with marginalised groups and have a significant and proven track record of developing successful strategies for business planning, fundraising and income generation. 
A new Strategic Business Plan for the organisation is essential to support developing a resilient business within the current and future COVID19 world. The plan will describe the business, cover fundraising and income development aligning with PORe’s objectives and strategies.

A response indicating how the consultant(s) would meet the brief should be submitted and emailed to mark.prest@portraitsofrecovery.org.uk by Friday 13th November 2020. Those invited to interview will be notified by Wednesday 25th November with interviews taking place on Wednesday 2nd December.

Please keep this date free in your diary.

K.I.S.S, PORe’s Elevate project strengthens the resilience of PORe by development of a new strategic business plan, recruitment of a consultant and securing paid staff including two new staff members. K.I.S.S. increases the organisations capacity, diversifies fundraising, supports business development and board development, and puts in place new digital resources. It also builds upon PORe’s strategic partnerships.

Founded in 2011 on the lived experience of recovery activist, curator, and director Mark Prest.

About Portraits of Recovery

PORe commissions artists to develop new work in a range of art forms that give voice, and authenticity to re-frame perceptions of people and their communities in recovery from substance use.

Internationally acclaimed PORe has commissioned a range of award winning artworks including:

My Recoverist Family, featuring performance artist David Hoyle (named second best LGBTQ+ film, ReelHeART Film Festival Toronto 2018).

Sutapa Biswas, Out of Place and at The Margins, 2017 for Rochdale Bus Station (artist and participants interviewed by Radio 4 Woman's Hour and BBC Asian Network); The work is now in the Touchstones, Rochdale permanent collection.

The film Wonderland, 2016, directed by Amanda Ravetz, a PORe partnership with the Manchester School of Art and Recoverist groups and communities, which won an Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Research in Film Award.

Melanie Manchot's video installation TWELVE, exhibited across England (2015-16), and highly regarded in critical reviews across a range of international media.