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News: Visual Media Artist Wanted

Artsline, 19 September 2008, 16:51

Project: Connecting Across Difference

Organisation: Drake Music in partnership with Furtherfield.org
Role: Visual Media Artist
Approx 9 days
Start date – November 2008
End date – March 2009
Fee £1,700
Application deadline: Midday October 15th 2008

We strongly encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in our organisation

Drake Music and Furtherfield.org are seeking to commission a visual media artist as part of a season of workshops on the theme Connecting Across Difference. The artist will work closely with a composer and a technologist to devise and facilitate a week of workshops with young disabled musicians at the Roundhouse in Camden.

This project is part of a larger season of work with to culminate in a mixed media performance at Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, co-created and performed by all participants in March 2009. With this in mind it is envisaged that the visual work will take the form of a live, generative or recorded video work to be projected as part of the final performance.
This role would suit an accomplished media artist who is excited by the creative possibilities of the crossovers between audio and visual expression and of exchange and collaboration between participants with a range of abilities and experience.
The following skills and experience are highly desirable:
  • Strong artistic vision and engagement with new media.
  • A good grasp of digital media and working collaboratively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working in an outreach/ education setting, ideally with disabled people
  • The ability to work creatively, imaginatively, flexibly and appropriately depending on the needs of different individuals and situations
Interested parties should send a CV, and a letter stating how they would contribute to this project along with examples of their work by: midday on the 15th October The full project brief can be downloaded here:   www.drakemusicproject.org           For any queries please contact Miranda Peake - furtherfield@drakemusicproject.org

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