Artist Brief: The Summit, In-Situ

Artist Brief: The Summit, In-Situ

  • Closes 30th May 2020
  • Type Part time
  • Salary Paid (£30k-40k pro rata)
  • Contact Sophie Mahon

The Summit

Radical thinking and making with young people

Timescale: 6 month project 2020/ 2021 (flexible timeline from Sept 2020 to Feb 2021) Deadline: 30th May 2020
Interview date: to be conducted online on the 15th June 2020

We are looking for an artist, artist collective or arts organisation that has experience of working with young people, to design and deliver an inspiring program of activity and co-produce an artwork, event or performance with a group of young people aged 12-16 in Pendle.

The artist(s) will lead weekly sessions with a group of young people to devise and develop ideas for an artwork, performance or event based on the project brief. This project will be young people led and the artist(s) will support them in developing their ideas and interests in a creative way relating to the project brief. This brief is open to artists working in any medium.

The Summit will explore what it means to be radical today, looking at topics ranging from, but not limited to, peaceful protest, creative activism & climate change as well as global and local issues.

Through this project young people will have the opportunity to explore issues that matter to them through collaborations with artists, creative practitioners & organisations. The project is inspired by a history of radical thinkers and activists from the local area, bringing a focus to what it means to be radical in 2020. The Summit will give young people a new understanding of local history, a reinforced sense of local identity and new pride in where they live. It will give them the knowledge, skills and agency to develop their own ideas through creative processes.

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