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Community Engagement Producer, Camden, Unchartered Collective

Description

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting is an audio - visual installation, taking place at Swiss Cottage Gallery in early 2020. The piece asks its audiences to lie down and listen to the verbatim stories of local Camden residents living with hidden disabilities. The piece invites 50 local residents with hidden conditions to perform remotely, using light as a metaphor for presence (Using an app on their phone). This will visually communicate their real-time patterns of rest and create a bridge between audience and people often absented from cultural spaces by their conditions.

We aim to build connection and highlight / counter isolation in this hidden community.

  • To work with and engage with the local community, specifically those in the community that live with hidden disabilities such as chronic pain, M.E, depression – those who may need to rest throughout the day.

  • To enlist participants for ‘Cloud spotting’ working directly with organisations such as Camden Disability Action and Camden Council.

  • To enlist and be the main contact for between 30 – 50 participants.

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven track record in developing and producing cultural based community projects.

  • Proven track record of successful working with community groups and a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience of meaningful consultation and engagement with a diverse range of community groups.

  • Good local knowledge of North London, specifically Camden communities, knowledge of disabled communities/links is desirable.

  • Empathy and a genuine interest in learning about access / disability (if no past experience of this).

  • Flexible approach to work, we envisage some evening and weekend work may be required, in order to meet with specific groups, attend workshops (By the artist) etc.

  • Good communications skills and the confidence speak about the project publicly for example at disability community groups.

    To apply please send a CV and one-page cover letter, explaining how you might approach a project such as this. Please send to: uncharteredcollective@gmail.com

    Deadline: Friday 28th June. Interviews will take place at Swiss Cottage Gallery on Wednesday 3rdJuly.

    Read:https://weareunlimited.org.uk/experiencing-diversity-through-impressions-on-the-everyday-the- radical-vision-of-unlimited-artists/
    Listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pmbdp