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Commissions: Creative Storytelling & Data Visualisation

We are currently seeking artists, storytellers and creative people who love to tell stories and share information in playful and powerful ways.  In Spring 2021 we are offering two paid commissions:

(1) To capture and tell the story of social change and neighbourhood transition that is happening through community-led housing initiative We Can Make.

(2) To create accessible, playable ways for people to interact with and understand the data we have gathered through a community survey about digital exclusion and access to technology in Knowle West.

(1) We Can Make Storytelling Brief

We are looking to work with an individual, or small team, with strong graphic, visualisation, and story-telling skills to:

• Develop a distinctive and powerful visual language, aesthetic and narrative for the individual projects within We Can Make, the connecting themes and overall ‘big picture’
• Deep-dive into specific projects to de-mystify particular elements or processes
• Shape the content to reach different audiences
• Create outputs and content that can be used in a range of contexts

Further details can be found in the brief: We Can Make Storytelling Brief 2021

(2) Data Visualisation Brief

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic KWMC worked with University of Bristol researchers to create and conduct a survey exploring digital exclusion and use of digital technologies in the neighbourhood of Knowle West. 274 households responded to this survey.

We are looking for someone to create a visually engaging and accessible way of sharing the digital exclusion survey data with the wider community. This will include taking part in a workshop with people in Knowle West who are interested in digital exclusion.

Further details can be found in the brief: Data Visualisation Brief 2021

How to apply

Full details of how to apply can be found in the briefs for each commission.

Please apply by 5pm on Monday 15 March 2021.

Send applications for the We Can Make Storytelling commission to

Send applications for the Data Visualisation commission to

We’d also be grateful if you could complete our Equalities Form here. This form is completely anonymous but the information you provide helps us to determined we are reaching as wide an audience as possible.

If you have any access needs that require you to submit your proposal in another format, please get in touch with Melissa or Martha 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.

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in the arts. We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment process.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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