18 April 2017plan B looking for Associate Artist

plan B is looking for a remarkable individual who can inspire and share their passion for art. Working closely with the Artistic Director you will ensure this vibrant company continues to create exciting projects which are engaging, thought-provoking and have great production values.  You’ll also play a major role in ensuring that all our participants and freelance staff are supported to realise their full potential and that they will all be treated equally and fairly.  The Associate Artist will work with the General Manager to make sure than plan B operates efficiently, within budget, and meets its obligations to funders, audiences, and our company members. It’s a crucial and, we believe, a hugely exciting role.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in professional dance with choreographic experience.  A dynamic, experienced self-starter who shares our commitment to developing creativity in individuals and communities through the power of dance.

The Associate Artist is an important representative and ambassador for the company, helping and assisting the Artistic Director to implement the company’s vision and objectives.  The Associate Artists principal responsibilities will be to:

  • to plan and produce an annual programme of work and its delivery, in association with the Artistic Director and General Manager, (including creative research, classes, workshops, performances and events) in line with plan B’s vision and plans
  • to provide a professional high quality artistic leadership on plan B projects
  • to represent the company in our relationships with our funders, our partners, the arts community in the Highlands and nationally, the media and with our participants

The post is based at plan B’s base in the Scottish Highlands. The need to work on a flexible basis is essential and this will likely include working outwith normal office hours such as weekend and evening work.

Interviews will take place in Ross-shire on Thursday 18th May and will involve presentation, group discussion, teaching part of a workshop, and one-to-one interviews.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon - Friday 12th May


To request a full job description and application form please email:

Nick Fearne | General Manager | nick.fearne@planbcreative.org

plan B is a Regular Funded Organisation of Creative Scotland.

15 March 2017Frank teaching at the Adult Fèis

Frank will be teaching Cèilidh and Step Dance Classes for Fèis Rois at this year's Adult Fèis, which runs Friday 28th April - Monday 1st May 2017.

He'll be teaching the complete beginners and improvers class in the morning and a cèilidh dance class for all-comers in the afternoon.  Please book up as soon as you can through the Fèis  Rois website.

plan B hopes then to recommence the beginners step-dancing class in Dingwall from May.

Finally, we'll be running a residential course for step-dancers in June - more information to follow.




Cèilidh and Step Dance Classes

Cèilidh Dance Classes have recommenced this term in Ardross and Conon Bridge on alternative Tuesdays.

Both classes start at 8.00 pm, with a break for a cup of tea and wee biscuit, and finish by 10.00 pm:

Ardross Hall - 10, 24 Jan, 7, 21 Feb, 7, 21 Mar

Leanaig Centre, Conon Bridge - 17, 31 Jan, 14, 28 Feb, 14, 28 Mar

£6.00 (£5.00 concessions)


plan B hopes to recommence Beginner Step Dancing classes in Dingwall in April.


Just for Kicks

Just for Kicks weekly sessions will recommence on Thursday 19th January at 7.00pm in The Shed.

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