No Jobs in the Arts: Guest Emerging Curator with links to Leicestershire

Deadline: 18/01/2021  |  Published: 14/12/2020  |  City: Leicester (remote working)  |  Region: Leicestershire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Charlie Collins

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No Jobs in the Arts are looking for an emerging curator, linked to Leicestershire, to collaborate with us on our digital interview series, ‘A conversation with:’

‘A conversation with:’ Project Description:

The ‘A conversation with:’ activity is part of a larger Arts Council funded research project to deliver connected activities supporting emerging creatives and the recovery of the visual arts post COVID-19, in the nationally affected lockdown area of Leicester/shire. As such, we are particularly keen to hear from applicants with a link to Leicester/shire (for example, those who live, work, or study in the region).

Through the ‘A conversation with:’ activity, we hope to offer the guest curator the opportunity to develop their skills working with visual artists and their curatorial interests. ‘A conversation with:’ is a chance to bring together, document, and showcase the practices of six contemporary visual artists linked to the East Midlands. We hope to offer the emerging artists an opportunity to reflect on their practice and a professional feature. 

Role description

The guest curator will work collaboratively with Ryan Boultbee and Charlie Collins (No Jobs in the Arts), to curate and create a series of six interviews with emerging creatives. Working together, we will publish an open call, select artists for the project, generate interview questions, facilitate conversations with artists, transcribe responses and publish the interviews.

We think this could be a great opportunity for anyone seeking to gain experience in the arts. The curatorial role could be well suited to a current student, recent graduate, or anyone with an interest in supporting emerging visual creatives in the East Midlands.

The guest curator is to be employed on a freelance basis. They are responsible for their own tax affairs and payments with HM Revenue and Customs. The £704 fee outlined above is all inclusive and includes all expenses. You will need to invoice us for the work outlined in this document, for the stated fee.

The project will be administered digitally (remote working). The guest curator will need access to a computer, preferably with a microphone/video camera. We are unable to provide this equipment. We will provide the guest curator with access to our digital co-working and meeting platform for the duration of the project.

Contract Length: 8 half-days (dates to be confirmed)

Total Fee: £704 (@ £88 per half-day)

Start Date: 1st February 2021

End Date: 31st May 2021

Location: Mainly remote working, otherwise travel expenses can be offered. 

Experience: Emerging / Entry-Level

Responsibilities:

Work in collaboration with Ryan Boultbee and Charlie Collins to deliver the project, responsibilities include: 

  • Developing a curatorial theme

  • Sharing an open call

  • Researching local artists for the project

  • Selecting artists to be involved in the project

  • Developing a series of questions tailored to the artist’s practices

  • Liaising with local artists

  • Recording and documenting interviews, with permission from those involved

  • Editing and proof-reading interviews

Opportunities:

The role will provide the guest curator with opportunities to build their skills delivering an art project while utilising No Jobs in the Arts’ resources and platform.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Excellent collaborator (great at working in a team)

  • Confident using Microsoft Office/ Google Drive

  • Good written and verbal communication

  • Well organised and an independent thinker

  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred:

  • A link to Leicester/Leicestershire (for example, those who live, work, or study in the region).

Experience:

  • An interest in supporting local artists/creatives and developing their experience and skills in the arts. 

  • Experience of developing previous projects in the arts. For example, this could be experience gained while volunteering.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Good personable skills, able to work well with people at all levels.

Deadline for applications is midday, Monday 18th January 2021. Interviews will take place during the afternoon on Friday 22nd January 2021. 

Accessibility:

Please let us know of any accessibility requirements. This role description can be provided in an alternative format if required (e.g., audio recording). We will always try our very best to accommodate your needs, please feel free to get in touch. 

Contact:

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About No Jobs in the Arts: 

The No Jobs in the Arts project aims to support, promote and showcase emerging creatives in the East Midlands. Our project creates opportunities that promote collaboration across the region by working with local emerging artists, creatives, and organisations in the visual arts. No Jobs in the Arts is run for and by emerging creatives working in the East Midlands (Leicester/shire, Nottingham/shire, Northampton/shire, Lincoln/shire, Derby/shire and Rutland).

No Jobs in the Arts

www.nojobsinthearts.co.uk / @nojobsinthearts

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone who self-defines as an early-career creative artist/creative/curator, with a link to Leicester/Leicestershire.
When is the deadline?
Monday 18th January 2021.
How much does it cost?
This opportunity is free to apply for.
Are there payments to artists?
Total Fee: £704 (@ £88 per half-day)
Where will the role be based?
Mainly remote working, otherwise travel expenses can be offered.
How and when will interviews take place?
Interviews will take place remotely during the afternoon on Friday 22nd January 2021.
Do I need any previous curatorial experience to apply?
Experience developing previous projects in the arts. is preferred but not required. We think this could be a great opportunity for anyone seeking to gain experience in the arts. The curatorial role could be well suited to a current student, recent graduate, or anyone with an interest in supporting emerging visual creatives in the East Midlands.

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