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Opportunity: Come Together Digital Storytellers Commission

Knowle West Media Centre are excited to launch a new programme of public events, training and co-creation called ‘Come Together’The programme is designed to support artists and communities to develop new skills in hybrid (digital + physical) arts practices and explore new inclusive ways to come together.

Digital Storyteller call-out

We are looking to commission two South West based digital storytellers / content creators, one with a visual practice (film, photography, illustration etc.) and one with a word-based practice (writing, podcasts etc.), to capture and tell the story of the new ‘Come Together’ project this SummerAutumn 2021. 

Storytellers must have experience of publicly sharing content to tell a story, be excited to work in a community context and familiar with digital software to support their practice. You will be supported and coached to develop your practice by KWMC producers, national partners (including MAIA Group, Grizedale and Onion Collective), critical friends and a creative cohort.

As this project is exploring how to co-create more inclusive hybrid (physical plus digital) spaces, we particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of finding digital or physical spaces to be ableist, ageist, racist, classist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic.  

Fee: £2,000 each inclusive of VAT
Additional budget available for: materials and access (such as travelBSL, translation etc.).

To apply

*Please note: The deadline for this opportunity has now passed. Find out about the Come Together programme here. If you an artist or creative technologist making inspiring hybrid work, we would love to hear from you as there will be opportunities for artists to share their practice throughout the programme. Email martha.king@kwmc.org.uk

1.) Read or listen to the full Digital Storyteller Brief

2.) Submit your written audio or video response in this online form.

Application deadline9am, Monday 28 June 2021

Interviews (via video call or in person) on: Thursday 1st or Friday 2nd July 2021

Commission start date: week commencing 5 July 2021

If you have any access needs that require you to submit your proposal in another format, please get in touch so we can help you find a suitable option. All applications will be assessed according to the same criteria and submitting in a different format will not affect your chances of being selected.

To find out more

If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact Georgia on 0117 903 0444 or Georgia@kwmc.org.uk

Join free events to find out more:

Q&A drop-in
Friday 11 June 2021, 10 – 11am

Join us via zoom to hear more about the project and ask questions. Email Georgia@KWMC.org.uk to receive a link and book a place.

Project Night
Thursday 24 June 2021, 6-8pm

A chance to find out more about the project, discuss initial ideas and eat together.
Email Georgia@kwmc.org.uk to book a place: via zoom or in person at KWMC

The ‘Come Together’ project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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