Background: Global Arts Kingston is embarking on a heritage project entitled Global Threads supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Made possible with money raised by National Lottery players, the project will engage a wide range of people with the Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BMER) textile heritage found within Kingston upon Thames. The project will engage people with how cultural identity is formed and examine the significance of clothing used for celebration and commemoration. In this intergenerational project 75 BMER participants will work collaboratively and receive training and skills sharing to produce an oral history recording and exhibition at The Rose Theatre in 2022. The programme will be accessed by wider community members through a digital learning programme.
Purpose of Job: The Textile Artist will review and plan a programme of work with participants (outline plan has been made) and deliver 20 workshops aimed at increasing wellbeing and 20 downloadable resources for a for a Digital “follow at home” Learning programme and oversee co-ordination of 6 skills sharing session and 6 masterclasses (delivered February 2022 July 2022). The artist support participants install exhibition, and oversee schools programme (August- September 2022).
We are looking for: A creative textile artist to inspire participants and teach practical skills, empowering participants to produce a high-quality outcome for public display.
Fee: £200 per day x 76 days (Total fee of £15,200 for this project)
How to apply: For a full role description please email Mike Thakar, Chair of Global Arts Kingston at [email protected]
Deadline for applications: 5pm on Monday 15th November 2021.