Come and Volunteer on Abundance

We are looking for volunteers between June to September 2022 to support the building and visitor experience for Abundance, a garden and sensory play space on the grounds of the Birmingham City Hospital.  There are a wide variety of roles available suited to those looking for a one off day of volunteering and those looking…

Builders wanted for sensory play space

Spectra are looking for talented and creative set builders or landscapers to work on Abundance, a sustainable art installation on the grounds of Birmingham City Hospital. You will be working with mostly reclaimed materials to build a variety of structures and create interactive features. The builds will not be ‘ordinary’ so you should have good…

Seeking a Filmmaker For Our Sensory Community Designed Adventure

Spectra Seeks Filmmaker for Abundance Spectra is looking for a filmmaker to help us document our journey as we create Abundance, a natural, all ages, inclusive play space on the site of the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital. Through this project, we will be working with the Birmingham 2022 Festival, a six-month celebration of creativity across…

Builder-Maker-Artists Wanted!

Spectra is looking for two Builder-Maker-Artists to help us realise our vision for Abundance, a natural, all ages, inclusive playspace on the site of the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital. Through this project, we will be working with the Birmingham 2022 Festival, a six-month celebration of creativity across the region and part of the Birmingham 2022…

We’re Looking for an Artist Grower for Abundance

Spectra is looking for an Artist Grower to help us realise our vision for Abundance, a natural, all ages, inclusive playspace on the site of the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital. Through this project, we will be working with the Birmingham 2022 Festival, a six-month celebration of creativity across the region and part of the Birmingham…

Spectra Seeks Producer for Abundance

Spectra Seeks Producer for Abundance Spectra is looking for a Producer to help us realise our vision for Abundance, a natural, all ages, inclusive playspace on the site of the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital. Through this project, we will be working with the Birmingham 2022 Festival, a six-month celebration of creativity across the region and…

Our Anti-Racist Work: More Than a Moment Pledge Statement

Our Anti-Racist Work: More Than a Moment Pledge Statement In many ways, it feels as if Spectra is coming out of hibernation. We’ve had a tough year tucked away writing funding applications without much time being creative together – it has felt a bit like being a bear stuck in a cave! Because of this…

Spectra Seeks Fundraiser

Spectra Seeks Fundraiser Spectra is looking for a Fundraiser to contribute to the development of our Fundraising Strategy, to investigate appropriate funding opportunities, and to write funding applications on our behalf.  Spectra Arts CIC creates fierce and joyful performance through authentic collaboration. We seek to cultivate a world that celebrates brains that work in different…

Spectra Seeks Storyteller/Writer

Spectra Seeks Storyteller/Writer – Woods for the Trees Spectra Seeks Storyteller/Writer Spectra is looking for a Storyteller/Writer to contribute to the development of our new show, Woods for the Trees. During the challenges brought by 2020, we researched and developed our first online multi-sensory show. Woods for the Trees is the next stage of that…

Eat The Stars

Six ingredients, that’s all it takes. Six ingredients to make the stars, your sandwich, goats, flowers and you. Well, six and a little shake of this and that. In Eat the Stars you’ll use all your senses to triumph in a game of extraordinary imagination, whimsy and fun. We are all made of stardust after…

All Roads Lead to Bearwood

All Roads Lead to Bearwood (June 2019) was an interactive, playful performance with original music, movement and stories inspired by interviews with the local community in Bearwood, which is due west of Birmignham City by about 4 miles. Audience members were asked to join in games and enjoy performances across five festival sites – there…

I am Me. We Are Kindred.

With trademark whimsy and intense positivity, this May 2018 show saw Spectra return with a new adventure for all the senses. All ages and abilities were welcomed as we set off on an extraordinary journey to find out whether you can be you and still be part of your crew. Is it only what we…

Forge

In May 2018, with partners Open Theatre Company and MotherShip, Spectra hosted a symposium that aimed to defy perceptions and provoke change. Attached to a performance of I am Me. We are Kindred., this was a day of engaging, impactful enquiry and action that sought to increase programming of performances by learning disabled artists. 

Hanging in the Balance

Hanging in the Balance was performed at MAC Birmingham in May 2017. Our audiences were invited to delve into a mystical world of enchanting sights, sounds, tastes, smells and things to do. With our world hanging in the balance, they joined our courageous characters on an adventure through the MAC, enjoying delicious nibbles, mesmerising music,…

Seek/Find

In May 2016, we invited audiences to come along on a beautiful beast of a multi-sensory promenade, immersive performance experience made by a mixed community and professional cast. The audience was invited to taste, feel, see, smell and hear their way on a daring quest through Cannon Hill Park. With the help of Spectra’s intrepid…