About Us

Serendipity – Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, Leicester.  Serendipity’s mission is to centre perspectives from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, embedded as part of cultural experiences for all.  Serendipity’s programmes include the flagship dance festival, Let’s Dance International Frontiers, Black History Month Leicester and the Annual Windrush Day Lecture. Serendipity have established a legacy; hosting a growing living archive documenting Black arts, heritage and culture, publishing the voices of Black arts practitioners and community activists, nurturing artists to create high quality new work and mentoring young people.

Opportunities

Social Media Officer

Part-Time (Two days week – Leicester) 

Serendipity – Institute for Black Arts and Heritage are looking to recruit a Social Media Officer.

The Social Media Officer will be part of a new marketing team who will work across arts and heritage projects reaching new and existing audiences. They will support the growing of the brand and the profile of Serendipity whilst continuing to move diversity from the margins to take centre stage with trailblazing work and a dynamic and authentic voice.

The Social Media Officer will be someone who enjoys being organised, working as part of a small but busy team, and can balance a varied workload.

To Apply

Please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Pawlet Brookes, info@serendipity-uk.com with the job title “Social Media Officer” in the email subject line.

Hours: Part Time, two days per week to suit hours of business, including some evenings and weekends. Usually 9:30pm – 5:30pm (including 30 minute break) Monday-Friday.

Contract: Initially Six-month probation

Salary: £21,624 pro-rata

Deadline: Friday 19 August 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 24 August 2022

Job Description – Social Media Officer 2022

 

Finance Officer

Part-time (Two Days a Week)

Serendipity – Institute for Black Arts and Heritage are looking to recruit a Finance Officer. The Finance Officer occupies a vital role in our team.  The Finance Officer will be responsible for day-to-day financial administration across all the company’s work; bookkeeping and accountancy; and being the first port of call for enquiries.  The Finance Officer will be someone who enjoys being exceptionally organised, and can balance a varied workload.

To Apply

Please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Pawlet Brookes, opportunities@serendipity-uk.com with the job title “Finance Officer” in the email subject line.

Hours: Part Time, two days per week (16 hours per week). To suit hours of business, including some evenings and weekends.

Contract: Six-month probation

Salary: £21,630 (Pro-rata) subject to experience

Location: Serendipity office in Leicester

Deadline for applicants: Open Deadline

Finance Officer Job Description -2022

 

Website design brief

Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage
July 2022

Serendipity is looking for a brand new website and we’re accepting tenders for the project.

This involves the design, build and hosting of the website. Bids should be submitted by the 9:00am (BST) Monday 8 August 2022.

We’d like the project to commence in September 2022 with the target launch date of January 2023. This would be for Phase 1.

 

Serendipity Website Design Brief_July22

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Please get in touch if you need anything else.

What We Do

Let’s Dance International Frontiers

Launching each year on 29 April, to celebrate International Dance Day, LDIF brings diversity to the forefront in dance with a festival showcasing new work from local emerging talent to internationally acclaimed companies.  The programme includes a national conference, films, masterclasses, site-specific projects, emerging artists platforms and performances. LDIF+ is our year-round programme of continued professional development offering quality training in diverse dance techniques from around the world.

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Black History Month

Serendipity, on behalf of Leicester City Council, coordinates Black History Month in the city each October. Trailblazing artists and activists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora take centre stage in a programme featuring film, theatre, dance, lectures and exhibitions. Serendipity’s initiative BHM Live supports and highlights the work of emerging Black artists.  Year round Serendipity coordinates events for International Women’s Day, Windrush Day and BlackChat, a discussion series.

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Unearthed: Forgotten Histories

Unearthed: Forgotten Histories, supported by the Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, seeks to make a structural difference to the recording, documentation and sharing of Black history and heritage in the UK, and to give back hidden histories for everyone to share.  Currently in the development phase, Serendipity will create a digital living archive that encompasses the history of the African and African Caribbean communities across this region, amplify the historical picture and tell stories from a different perspective.

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Black Digital Dance Revolution

Black Dance Digital Revolution is a nationally significant project supported by Arts Council England working with regional partners; Serendipity (Leicester), Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds), Dance City (Newcastle), Dance Umbrella (London) and beyond.  Drawing on the dance heritage of these four cities to develop a programme of digital and physical work including dance films, workshops and artist led residencies.

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Serendipity Connect

Our Membership Scheme brings together artists, practitioners, enthusiasts and industry professionals to create an international community of creatives.  Serendipity Connect allows members to build and strengthen connections through discussions, experiences and exclusive events, as well as offering professional development, research and networking opportunities.

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Publications

Serendipity’s publications are an archive, preserving the legacy of Black arts and heritage.  Many of the publications document history and codified techniques in dance from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora. providing resource for those interested in Black dance.  Many of Serendipity’s titles are also available as eBooks and audiobooks.  Launched in 2020, BlackInk is an annual magazine focusing on arts, heritage and cultural politics bringing physical and digital interfaces together.

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Funders

\art Council England, Leicester City Council, Heritage Fund Logos