Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Opportunity for Craft Makers from CraftSpace

* The Brummie Craft Collective

The project is aimed at diverse young people aged 16 -19 from inner city Birmingham (some of whom are not in education, employment and training) but who have some interest/ability in the arts. The project will focus on ideas of guerrilla craft, DIY Craft and Craftivism - with a view to developing a young people led craft collective which will then organise a series of interventions throughout the city.


Application Process

Rather than a formal interview process Craftspace is sending out targeted approaches to makers/artists and would like to receive a CV and an expression of interest with a simple outline of approach if possible (no more than 1 side of A4) by Fri 27th November. Craftspace will then conduct some telephone discussions and as appropriate invite artists/ makers to a planning /discussion event on Monday 14th December. We are interested in recruiting 3 or 4 makers for the initial taster weekend and follow on support and then others to work along side the collective as appropriate. All selected makers/ artists will need to be CRB checked.

£500 for the initial taster event, to include planning, delivery and expenses. Materials will be paid additionally. All other sessions will be paid at £250 day including expenses.

We have scheduled an initial planning session for Mon 14 December. Please indicate your availability for this and the taster event in January in your application.

Further information
If you would like to discuss the project further please contact Deirdre Buckley Education and Community Coordinator on 0121 608 6667/07790324578 d.buckley@craftspace.co.uk. I currently work on Mondays and Thursdays.

Key Dates

Deadline for Applications: 27th November 2009

Planning Meeting: 14th December 2009

Taster event at Custard Factory: 23/24 January 2010

Visit to Craftivism at Arnolfini: Weekend of 13/14 February 2010

Weekly/fortnightly sessions to plan interventions: Feb to July 2010

More info:http://www.craftspace.co.uk

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